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455039000 - TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER AT SEPARATE STATIONS

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
455502000 Synchronized stations 41
455504000 Fading compensation 5
20100178950METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DIVERSITY PROCESSING INCLUDING USING DEDICATED PILOT METHOD FOR OPEN LOOP - Diversity processing for closed loops may include combining a plurality of received multipath signals to estimate at least one processed diversity signal based on information from at one or more common channels. The common channels may include a dedicated pilot channel transmitted by each diversity antenna. The received multipath signals may originate from diversity transmit antennas at a base station, which may be transmitting information via a closed loop diversity transmission mode. The closed loop diversity transmission mode may be WCDMA/HSDPA closed loop 07-15-2010
20110081927Methods and Arrangements in a Mobile Telecommunication Network - The present invention relates to methods and arrangements for assisting a User Equipment (UE) to determine transmit power to be used on a first uplink component carrier y, wherein the base station is configured to communicate with the UE over a plurality of uplink and downlink component carriers x,y. The UE is aware of path loss parameters associated with a second downlink component carrier x. The method in a base station comprises determining cell specific path loss parameters associated with the component carriers of the base station. The cell specific path loss parameters at least comprises path loss parameters associated with the first uplink component carrier y and a second uplink component carrier x which is paired to the second downlink component carrier x, wherein the second uplink component carrier and second downlink component carrier are within one frequency band. The method comprises the further steps of calculating a pathloss offset, deltaPL(y,x), for the first uplink component carrier y, wherein the pathloss offset deltaPL(y,x) is the pathloss power offset for the first uplink component carrier y with respect to the second uplink component carrier x, and sending the calculated pathloss offset, deltaPL(y,x) to the UE.04-07-2011
20110092233Interference management for concurrent transmission in downlink wireless communications - A wireless base station having K antennas communicates with M mobile devices using multiuser diversity scheme with opportunistic interference management. The base station transmits K distinct pilot signals from K corresponding antennas and receives feedback from mobile devices. The feedback from each device indicates a strong pilot signal and a weak pilot signal received from the K distinct pilot signals. Using these indications, the base station assigns each of the K antennas to a mobile device. The base station then transmits distinct data streams to the mobile devices using the corresponding antennas assigned to the corresponding mobile devices. The transmission may include multiplying the transmitted distinct data streams by a vector V orthogonal to a vector U, thereby allowing mobile devices not assigned to an antenna to cancel the transmitted distinct data streams.04-21-2011
20100069107MULTIPLE OTHER SECTOR INFORMATION COMBINING FOR POWER CONTROL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Techniques for adjusting transmit power to mitigate both intra-sector interference to a serving base station and inter-sector interference to neighbor base stations are described. This may be done by combining interference information from multiple base stations.03-18-2010
20120064929Information Sharing In a Private Access Point Network - This description relates to information sharing in a private access point network.03-15-2012
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20110177834COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND PRECODING METHOD BASED ON MULTIPLE CELLS AND MULTIPLE USERS - Provided are a communication apparatus that may generate a precoding matrix including precoding vectors to cancel or align interference existing in a plurality of terminal devices based on location of the terminal devices, and a terminal device that may estimate a channel formed between the terminal device and the communication apparatus to cancel or align interference signals.07-21-2011
20120184310Communications Systems - A method of controlling spectrum use in a first wireless communications system, the first wireless communications system being operable to take part in a spectrum assignment process involving at least the first wireless communications system and one or more other wireless communications systems, the method comprising in a single instance of the spectrum assignment process, exchanging a first portion of spectrum for a second, different portion of spectrum, by assigning the first portion of spectrum from the first wireless communications system to the one or more other wireless communications systems and accepting the assignment of the second portion of spectrum from the one or more other wireless communications systems to the first wireless communications system.07-19-2012
20110195730MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - In a mobile telecommunications network, a mobile terminal is prevented from communicating at a level that would introduce an unacceptable level of interference at a neighbouring base station by introducing a received signal threshold criteria at its base station that can adapt to the variation in signal levels at its base station and its neighbours.08-11-2011
20130029706Spectrum Sharing and Management of Cognitive Transmission - A wireless spectrum is shared between a primary communication system and secondar communication system operating in an overlapping geographical region. A primary transmitter broadcasts a primary signal, and a secondary transmitter transmits a secondary signal, both using a primary wireless spectrum assigned to the primary communication system. The secondary transmitter transmits the secondary signal to a secondary receiver with power (1-a)P and transmits the primary signal with power αP. The parameter α is computed to ensure a predetermined quality of reception of the primary signal by a hypothetical primary receiver located near the secondary transmitter. The secondary transmitter may compute a feasibility of using cognitive transmission and, when the computed feasibility exceeds or docs not exceed a feasibility threshold, it selects to enable or disable, respectively, the use of the primary wireless spectrum to transmit from the secondary transmitter.01-31-2013
20130029705METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING NETWORK COGNITION - The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for implementing network cognition. The method includes: determining a type of a received network task; according to the type of the received network task, selecting at least one cognitive capability identifier corresponding to the type of the network task; using network devices with the at least one cognitive capability identifier as alternative network devices; determining an alternative network device that is among the alternative network devices and has a cognitive capability that meets a condition for performing the network task is a target network device; and controlling the target network device to perform the network task.01-31-2013
20100075703RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND RETRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD - In a multiuser MIMO system, entire system throughput achieved during retransmission is significantly enhanced. When an interference signal addressed to another user equipment (UE03-25-2010
20120244897INTERFERENCE ELIMINATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-ANTENNA SYSTEM - Embodiments of the present invention disclose an interference elimination method and apparatus for a multi-antenna system. The method includes: generating an equalization coefficient according to a baseband signal received on a receiving antenna, a channel estimation matrix, and an obtained cross-correlation matrix of transmitted signals of a downlink channel on multiple transmit antennas; and performing interference elimination processing on the baseband signal according to the equalization coefficient.09-27-2012
20130084906RADIO FREQUENCY AMPLIFIER NOISE REDUCTION SYSTEM - An amplifier for controlling or reducing broadband noise is disclosed. An amplifier determines whether a useful signal is being amplified and controls the gain of the amplifier at least when useful signals are not being amplified to prevent or minimize the amplification of noise.04-04-2013
20130029704Enhanced In-Device Coexistence Interference Avoidance Using Predetermined Downlink Channel - A method, system and device are provided for avoiding in-device coexistence interference between different radio technologies deployed in adjacent bands on the same device by allocating a non-interfering downlink signaling channel for downlink reception of interference avoidance instructions at the UE device. In operation, a user equipment device detects IDC interference and sends an IDC indication message to the radio network to get an appropriate solution, but instead of waiting at the current frequency to receive the IDC response from the radio network, the user equipment device moves to a non-interfering downlink signaling channel for downlink reception of interference avoidance instructions.01-31-2013
20130035124SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVISIONING AND ALLOCATING A COMMODITIZED SPECTRUM OBJECT - A provisioning engine provisions spectrum into an allocable spectrum object. The provisioning engine includes an interface configured to receive inputs of available spectrum information and a plurality of provisioning parameters. The plurality of provisioning parameters include at least one signal strength limit, and may include at least first and second signal strength limits that may be boundary strength limit and an allocation strength limit. A controller is configured to execute a spectrum provisioning application that is stored in a memory and, by execution of the spectrum provisioning application, the provisioning engine is configured to generate an allocable spectrum object in accordance with the provisioning parameters. Spectrum encompassed within the spectrum object is allocable by an allocation engine to spectrum users in accordance with the provisioning parameters. An allocation engine in turn allocates spectrum encompassed within the provisioned spectrum object in accordance with the provisioning parameters.02-07-2013
20130040673METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REFERENCE TIME ACQUISITION FOR POSITIONING REFERENCE SIGNALS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A base station determines a muting configuration for reference signal (RS) transmission as a pattern defined by the combination of a muting sequence and a reference point. Muting occasions for a given wireless communication network cell may be differentiated from another cell by use of a different muting sequence, a different reference point, or both. Wireless communication apparatuses such as User Equipments (UEs) determine when the reference signals are muted in the cell based on the periodic muting sequence and the reference point received in assistance data transmitted by the base station. The network may alternatively utilize a common muting sequence with different reference points, a common reference point with different muting sequences, or different sequences and different reference points across multiple cells.02-14-2013
20130210473Dynamically Managing and Reconfiguring Wireless Mesh Networks - A wireless network with multiple subscriber systems in a lobe pool may operate by determining a state of the wireless network, identifying a new condition, the new condition including a new demand condition or a new network health condition, determining whether the new condition has a threshold impact on operations of the wireless network or component subscriber systems of the wireless network, and if the threshold impact exists, reconfiguring the wireless network to accommodate the new condition.08-15-2013
20100099449INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT WITH REDUCE INTERFERENCE REQUESTS AND INTERFERENCE INDICATORS - Techniques for managing interference in a wireless network are described. In an aspect, reduce interference requests and interference indicators may be used for interference management to enable operation in scenarios with dominant interferers. In one design, a terminal may receive a reduce interference request from a first base station requesting lower interference on specified time-frequency resources. The terminal may also receive an interference indicator conveying the interference observed by a second base station. The terminal may determine its transmit power based on the reduce interference request and the interference indicator. For example, the terminal may determine an initial transmit power based on the reduce interference request (or the interference indicator) and may adjust the initial transmit power based on the interference indicator (or the reduce interference request) to obtain its transmit power. The terminal may transmit data to a serving base station at the determined transmit power.04-22-2010
20100041425METHOD FOR REDUCING INTERFERENCE IN THE DOWNLINK DIRECTION OF A CELLULAR RADIO COMMUNICATION NETWORK AND CORRESPONDING BASE STATION - The present invention relates to a method for reducing interference in the downlink direction of a cellular radio communication system comprising base stations communicating with terminals using a frame structure showing a time and frequency extension, said frame comprising a preamble portion and at least one data portion, said terminals being adapted to receive frames for which the receive power of said at least one data portion is varying in a predefined range relative to the receive preamble power of said preamble portion,02-18-2010
20130084907METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE COORDINATION - To address the problem of inter-cell interference, the present invention proposes a method for inter-cell interference coordination and a device thereof. In one embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a method of coordinating radio resource in a base station of wireless communication network, comprising the steps of: S04-04-2013
20110003608System and method for managing handoff of a client between different distributed-input-distributed-output (DIDO) networks based on detected velocity of the client - A system and method are described for adjusting communication with a first distributed-input-distributed-output (DIDO) client. For example, a method according to one embodiment comprises: sending RF energy to the DIDO client from one or more antennas of a DIDO network; estimating a current velocity of the DIDO client; and assigning the client to a particular DIDO network based on the estimated velocity of the client.01-06-2011
20130090141AVOIDING INTERFERENCE IN COGNITIVE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS - A method, apparatus, and computer program for cognitive radio communications are provided. A reference signal is received from a transmitter of a primary system, and the received reference signal is received with an arbitrarily selected beamforming setting. Then, a signal quality metric is calculated from the received and beamformed reference signal. If the signal quality metric indicates that a reception power of the received signal is low, transmission of a data signal to a wireless communication device of a secondary system is scheduled. In the scheduled transmission in the secondary system, the same beamforming setting as was used in the reception of the reference signal is employed.04-11-2013
20130090142METHOD OF AVOIDING IDC INTERFERENCE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SAME - Disclosed is a method of transmitting, by a terminal, IDC (In-Device Coexistence) interference information to a base station, according to the present invention. Specifically, the invention comprises the steps of: receiving quality measurement configuration information from the base station; measuring quality using the information when operations of one or more second communication modules coexisting in the terminal are sensed; setting a frequency used in the measuring quality as a disabled frequency due to the IDC interference when the measured quality is less than a threshold value; and transmitting information about the disabled frequency to the base station.04-11-2013
20130072241Method and Device for Handling Base Sequences in a Communications Network - The embodiments herein relate to a method in a network node (03-21-2013
20130059616RADIO STATION, TRANSMITTING STATION, AND FREQUENCY BAND SHARING METHOD - The invention has a step where a transmitting station in a second radio communication system determines whether transmission of a second radio communication system signal using a shared frequency band is possible or not based on load information of a first radio communication system broadcast from a base station in the first radio communication system, a step where the transmitting station in the second radio communication system calculates predicted interference power caused in a receiving station in the first radio communication system by the second radio communication system signal transmitted using the shared frequency band, and a step where the base station in the first radio communication system increases an allowable interference level of a first radio communication system signal transmitted using the shared frequency band based on the predicted interference power broadcast from the transmitting station in the second radio communication system.03-07-2013
20130059615Resource Distribution Method for Throughput Maximization in Cooperative Cognitive SIMO Network - The invention relates to a resource distribution method for throughput maximization in a cooperative cognitive SIMO network. The primary user sends data after receiving a cooperation confirmation message, and the cognitive network keeps silence, receives the information data of the primary user and simultaneously decodes the data. The cognitive users which successfully decode the data utilize part of their transmission power to send the data of themselves to the cognitive base station, the remaining transmission power is used for helping in forwarding the data of the primary user; the cognitive users which cannot successfully decode the data only send the data of themselves and do not forward the data of the primary user. The cognitive base station eliminates the interference of the data of primary user in the received mixed signals and performs beamforming on the signals after eliminating the interference. According to the combined adjustment of the transmission power vector, the power distribution factor vector and the beamforming weight vectors of the cognitive SIMO network, the maximum throughput performance can be realized in the cognitive network while the target transmission rate of the primary user is ensured, furthermore, very fast convergence rate can be realized in the proposed resource distribution method.03-07-2013
20120190392MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, NETWORK DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM THEREOF - In order to reduce interference to a macro user equipment by easily selecting a home cell serving as the source of interference to the macro user equipment and adjusting a transmission power or the like, a plurality of base stations (07-26-2012
20130065624RESOURCE PARTITIONING FOR UPLINK IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Techniques for performing resource partitioning are described. In an aspect, adaptive resource partitioning may be performed to dynamically allocate available resources for the uplink to nodes, e.g., base stations. Each node may be assigned a list of target interference-over-thermal (IoT) levels for the available resources by the adaptive resource partitioning. Each node may obtain a list of target IoT levels for itself and at least one list of target IoT levels for at least one neighbor node. The list of target IoT levels for each node may include a configurable target IoT level on each available resource for the node. Each node may schedule its UEs for transmission on the available resources (e.g., may determine transmit power levels and rates for the UEs) based on the target IoT levels for itself and the neighbor node(s) such that the target IoT levels for the neighbor node(s) can be met.03-14-2013
20130065623WIRELESS TRANSCEIVER WITH REDUCED TRANSMIT EMISSIONS - Methods and apparatus for reducing transmit emissions are described herein. The transmit out of band emissions in an adjacent band can be reduced while complying with existing wireless communication standards through utilization of one or more of reduced transmit bandwidth, transmit operating band offset, and channel index remapping. The transceiver can support a receive operating band substantially adjacent to a band edge. The transmit operating band can be offset from an adjacent frequency band, and can use a narrower operating band than is supported by the receiver. The transmit baseband signal can have a reduced bandwidth to reduce the amount of noise. The frequency offset can introduce a larger transition band between the transmit operating band edges and the adjacent frequency band of interest. The transceiver can remap channel assignments to compensate for the frequency offset such that the frequency offset introduced in the transmitter is transparent to channel allocation.03-14-2013
20090036150INTERFERENCE BASED PHASE SHIFT PRECODING FOR OFDM - In a radio network a determination is made whether to implement cyclical delay diversity (CDD) for a radio frequency connection involving a radio base station (02-05-2009
20120238302INTERFERENCE CONTROL - Controlling interference towards a first access node from uplink transmissions made by a user device to a second access node, wherein said controlling is carried out on the basis of an indication of the pathloss between said first and second access nodes without using any measurement of pathloss between said user device and said first access node.09-20-2012
20120270582INTERFERENCE CONTROL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - For interference control, a sector m estimates interference observed from terminals in neighbor sectors and obtains an interference estimate. Sector m may generate an over-the-air (OTA) other-sector interference (OSI) report and/or an inter-sector (IS) OSI report based on the interference estimate. Sector m may broadcast the OTA OSI report to the terminals in the neighbor sectors. These terminals may adjust their transmit powers based on the OTA OSI report. Sector m may send the IS OSI report to the neighbor sectors, receive IS OSI reports from the neighbor sectors, and regulate data transmissions for terminals in sector m based on the received IS OSI reports. Sector m may control admission of terminals to sector m, de-assign admitted terminals, schedule terminals in sector m in a manner to reduce interference to the neighbor sectors, and/or assign the terminals in sector m with traffic channels that cause less interference to the neighbor sectors.10-25-2012
20120028665METHOD FOR SELECTING AN ADAPTIVE COMP SCHEME - Disclosed is a method for selecting an adaptive CoMP scheme for a user equipment. The user equipment selects a first CoMP set which can maximize a signal to interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) from among CoMP sets while performing a first coordinate multi-point (CoMP) scheme. Then, the user equipment compares the current data transmission rate thereof and the required minimum data transmission rate thereof and the required minimum data transmission rate while performing the first CoMP scheme and selecting the first CoMP set. Subsequently, the user equipment which performs the first CoMP scheme selects a second CoMP scheme on the basis of the result of the comparison in accordance with a predetermined sequence of CoMP schemes.02-02-2012
20120028666PRE-PROCESSING METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR COOPERATIVE COMMUNICATION - A pre-processing method and system for cooperative communication are provided. The method includes: after obtaining channel matrices collected by a Base Station (BS), obtaining Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Cooperation Area (CA) information, in which the MIMO CA information includes cooperation information between BSs, and the cooperation information between the BSs is used to determine an interference relation between MIMO CAs; combining the channel matrices of a User Equipment (UE) according to the interference relation between the MIMO CAs; and performing pre-coding computation of the UE by using the combined channel matrices.02-02-2012
20110287792METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING A LAYERED CELL SEARCH FOR LONG TERM EVOLUTION SYSTEMS - A method for ranking signals isolates and cancels neighboring cells using layering. Received signals from various cells are grouped into layers, with each layer comprised of received signals which are comparable within a particular metric (such as signal strength). The signals within a particular layer may also be ranked according to a desired metric. At the beginning of a cancellation cycle the UE may perform the layering and ranking. Once the layering and ranking has been performed the UE may continue to use the layering and ranking for later rounds of cancellation, freeing up processing resources that would otherwise be dedicated to repeated ranking of received signals. After a period of time, the cancellation cycle may repeat and the layering and ranking may be performed again.11-24-2011
20110294528Method And Apparatus For Transient Frequency Distortion Compensation - Transient distortion is compensated for by multiplying an exponentially-decaying phase shift onto the distorted waveform. The exponentially decaying phase shift waveform is patterned after the transient which typically takes the form of an exponential and occurs upon introduction of power to a circuit or circuit component. A digital circuit produces an appropriate exponentially-decaying waveform which is used as the input for a look up table whose output is a complex sinusoidal waveform capable of compensating for the distortion. The complex sinusoid is multiplied onto the transmitted waveform. The decaying exponential is biased so that it crosses a threshold at which point the compensating circuitry is turned off.12-01-2011
20120028664System and Method for Automatic Fractional Frequency Reuse Planning - A system and method for automatic fractional frequency reuse (FFR) planning are provided. A method for controller operations includes determining a group of frequency reuse modes, assigning at least one frequency reuse mode to a controller based on mutual relationship information, where the at least one frequency reuse mode is from the group of frequency reuse modes, and sharing the at least one frequency reuse mode with communications controllers coupled to the controller.02-02-2012
20110263281POWER CONTROL FOR CLOSED LOOP TRANSMIT DIVERSITY AND MIMO IN UPLINK - A method for dynamically controlling the transmit power of transmission streams transmitted via multiple antennas is disclosed. A transmit power level for multiple streams is determined based on a first reference channel. The difference of signal to interface ratios (SIRs) between two reference channels may represent a power offset. The power offset may be used to determine gain factors used to transmit data channels on the secondary stream with reference to the gain factor of the first reference channel. The power offset may be used to determine other parameters, such a serving grant or transport block sizes of channels carried on the secondary stream. The power offset may allow transmission parameters of channels on the secondary stream to be determined based on the transmit power level of the primary stream and a gain factor for a reference channel transmitted via the primary stream.10-27-2011
20110201367BASE STATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF BASE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - A base station 08-18-2011
20120108278METHOD FOR REDUCING INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE - A method for reducing inter-cell interference and a method for transmitting a signal by a collaborative MIMO scheme, in a communication system having a multi-cell environment are disclosed. An example of a method for transmitting, by a mobile station, precoding information in a collaborative MIMO communication system includes determining a precoding matrix set including precoding matrices of one more base stations including a serving base station, based on signal strength of the serving base station, and transmitting information about the precoding matrix set to the serving base station. A mobile station in an edge of a cell performs a collaborative MIMO mode or inter-cell interference mitigation mode using the information about the precoding matrix set collaboratively with neighboring base stations.05-03-2012
20120108277Design and Method to Enable Single Radio Handover - A mobile device comprising a transmitter and a receiver used to wirelessly communicate with at least one network, wherein the mobile device is configured to wirelessly communicate with a first network and a second network, wherein the mobile device is configured to communicate with the second network during a handover procedure from the first network to the second network without disconnecting a link with the first network, and wherein the mobile device is configured to communicate with the second network during communication gaps between the mobile device and the first network during the handover procedure.05-03-2012
20120108276COOPERATIVE SPECTRUM SENSING IN COGNITIVE RADIO NETWORKS - Providing for cooperative sensing in wireless communications that improves user terminal throughput and minimizes interference is described herein. According to some aspects, a network entity, such as a base station, can assign a set of SUTs to measure a subset of wireless channels in a target frequency according to a cooperative sensing arrangement. In particular aspects, this assignment can be implemented so as to increase or maximize potential traffic throughput of those SUTs within the target frequency, in a given wireless time slot. In this manner, cooperative sensing can be structured so as to provide more efficient traffic communications within the target frequency.05-03-2012
20090264142INTERCELL INTERFERENCE MITIGATION - Methods and apparatus are described for mitigating intercell interference in wireless communication systems utilizing substantially the same operating frequency band across multiple neighboring coverage areas. The operating frequency band may be shared across multiple neighboring or otherwise adjacent cells, such as in a frequency reuse one configuration. The wireless communication system can synchronize one or more resource allocation regions or zones across the multiple base stations, and can coordinate a permutation type within each resource allocation zone. The base stations can coordinate a pilot configuration in each of a plurality of coordinated resource allocation regions. Subscriber stations can be assigned resources in a coordinated resource allocation region based on interference levels. A subscriber station can determine a channel estimate for each of multiple base stations in the coordinated resource allocation region to mitigate interference.10-22-2009
20110195731METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPLINK INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION IN WIRELESS MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus of a Base Station (BS) and a method for cancelling uplink interference in a wireless mobile communication system are provided. The method includes estimating interference to be exerted by each User Equipment (UE) on a plurality of neighbor cells based on a Rise over Thermal (RoT) level for the plurality of the neighbor cells, determining a transmit power change for each UE based on the estimated interference to be exerted on the neighbor cells, and transmitting the transmit power change for the UE to each UE. The cell coverage is maintained by maintaining the interference exerted on the neighbor cell at a proper level, and the average data rate is enhanced.08-11-2011
20100099450Inter-Cell Interference Mitigation Signalling Methods And Apparatus - An inter-cell interference mitigation signalling method for controlling the use of a plurality of inter-cell interference mitigation methods during wireless communications between a first wireless communications apparatus and a second wireless communications apparatus, the method comprising 04-22-2010
20090291699SPATIAL MODE ADAPTATION AT THE CELL EDGE USING INTERFERER SPATIAL CORRELATION - A system and method is proposed for adapting the spatial transmission strategy in a cellular MIMO (multiple input multiple output) communication system for the downlink. Spatial mode adaptation, the choice of multiplexing, transmit diversity, number of streams, space-time code family, and the like are performed slowly based on side information from other base stations. Base stations exchange their transmission plans with neighboring base stations and broadcast this information to active users. Each user measures its susceptibility to spatial interference and returns this information to the base station. The base station then schedules active users according to the decisions made in interfering base stations and the preferred transmission strategies of its own users.11-26-2009
20090286562SPATIAL INTERFERENCE MITIGATION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION - Techniques for transmitting and receiving data with spatial interference mitigation in a wireless network are described. In one design of transmitting data with spatial interference mitigation, a first station (e.g., a cell) may receive spatial feedback information (SFI) from a second station (e.g., an interfered UE) that is not communicating with the first station. The second station may also receive preceding information from a third station (e.g., a served UE). The first station may send a data transmission to the third station based on the preceding information and the SFI in order to reduce interference to the second station. In one design, the SFI may include spatial nulling information. The first station may send the data transmission based on the spatial nulling information to steer the data transmission in a direction away from the second station.11-19-2009
20090170542SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MINIMIZING INTER-COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM MOBILE STATION-TO-MOBILE STATION INTERFERENCE - A system and method for minimizing inter-communications system mobile-to-mobile station interference includes a plurality of base stations (BS A and BS B) and a plurality of mobile stations (MS A and MS B) each communicating with a base station using a first mode of communication. A first mobile station (MS A) sends a message using a second mode of communication upon detecting interference with another mobile station (MS B) to determine the source of the interference. Once determined, the first mobile station (MS A) communicates with its base station (BS A) which, in turn, communicates with the second mobile station's base station (BS B) using a back haul network. The second mobile station's base station (BS B) may then instruct the second mobile station (MS B) to alter its transmission characteristics based upon instructions from the second base station (BS B) in order to reduce interference and improve overall communications quality.07-02-2009
20100248762Method and System for Mitigating Interference Between a Plurality of Femtocells Utilizing Transmission Deferral - Aspects of a method and system for mitigating interference between a plurality of femtocells utilizing transmission deferral are provided. In this regard, prior to transmission of cellular signals by a femtocell, the femtocell may be operable to detect signals that interfere with cellular communications between the femtocell, one or more base stations, and a cellular enabled communication device that communicates with the femtocell. The femtocell may be operable to defer transmission of the cellular signals for a particular period of time based on the detected interfering signals. During transmission of cellular signals from the femtocell to a cellular enabled communication device, the femtocell may be operable to detect loss of one or more packets of data. The femtocell may be operable to defer transmission of the cellular signals for a particular period of time based on the detected loss of one or more packets of data.09-30-2010
20080233987Communication apparatus - A communication apparatus including: a main device having a rest portion and communicable with an external device; and a wireless device which is permitted to be placed on the rest portion and is communicable with the main device through a wireless communication so as to be communicable with the external device via the main device, wherein the communication apparatus is configured to establish a wired connection between the wireless device and the main device when the wireless device is placed on the rest portion of the main device.09-25-2008
20110028170TRANSMISSION POWER ALLOCATION METHOD, COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND PROGRAM - There is provided a method for allocating a transmission power to a second communication service making secondary usage of a spectrum assigned to a first communication service, in a node which is able to communicate with a secondary usage node, comprising the steps of: determining an interference power acceptable for two or more second communication services when the two or more second communication services are operated; distributing a transmission power depending on the interference power among the two or more second communication services according to a first rule; distributing the transmission power similarly according to a second rule; selecting one of the first rule and the second rule based on transmission powers distributed according to the first rule and transmission powers distributed according to the second rule; and allocating the transmission powers distributed according to the selected rule respectively to the two or more second communication services.02-03-2011
20110028169METHOD FOR OPERATING A COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - The invention discloses a method for operating a communication terminal comprising a receiver chain (EK) with at least one receiver component (RXD) and with an amplifier device (LNA) connected upstream thereof for receiving broadcast radio signals transmitted in first time periods in a predetermined frequency band, and also a transmission device (SEM) for transmitting radio signals. The method has the following steps. First of all, the noise occurring upon transmission of the radio signals in the frequency band of the receiver chain is measured in the receiver chain and then the gain of the amplifier device is set on the basis of the measured noise such that a maximum signal level on the receiver component is not exceeded. Measurement of the noise occurring by the transmission device thus allows the receiver chain to be protected by setting the amplifier device such that the signal level caused by the noise, in particular, is not exceeded, but the maximum possible sensitivity of the receiver chain for receiving radio signals can be set.02-03-2011
20120196634WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MOBILE TERMINAL AND COLLABORATIVE COMMUNICATION METHOD - A first base station receives from a mobile terminal identification information indicating a combination of a weight coefficient for the first base station and a weight coefficient for a second base station, transfers the received identification information to the second base station, and performs precoding of a data signal to be transmitted to the mobile terminal by collaborative transmission, by using the weight coefficient for the first base station identified by means of latest identification information. The second base station receives the identification information from the first base station, and performs precoding of a data signal to be transmitted by collaborative transmission, by using the weight coefficient for the second base station identified by means of identification information obtained as latest identification information and different from that for the weight coefficient for the first base station used for precoding of the data signal.08-02-2012
20090163237Communications Systems - A method of reducing interference in a first wireless communications system, the first wireless communications system being operable in use to take part in a spectrum assignment process involving at least a second wireless communications system, the method comprising defining an exclusion zone in proximity to the first wireless communications system, the exclusion zone indicating that any mobile communications apparatus located within the exclusion zone is not permitted to communicate with the second wireless communications system using a portion of spectrum which was pre-assigned to the first wireless communications system and which is currently re-assigned to the second wireless communications system as part of the spectrum assignment process; and varying the local size of a part only of the exclusion zone in dependence on a level of interference inflicted on the first wireless communications system.06-25-2009
20090005092CONTENTION WINDOW ADAPTATION OF WIRELESS DEVICES FOR MITIGATION OF PERIODIC INTERFERENCE - When a wireless communications device determines that a microwave oven or other source of periodic interference is operating nearby, the device may rapidly increase the size of its contention window to reduce the number of retries that it attempts during the period of interference. Similarly, it may rapidly decrease the size of the contention window during the periods of non-interference. In some embodiments, the maximum size of the contention window derived during periods of interference may be sized to assure enough time for successful completion of at least one transmission during the next period of non-interference.01-01-2009
20110223950RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - A control unit for a wireless terminal includes a power amplification request/modulation method reception unit which receives uplink communication channel power amplification requests transmitted from a wireless base station connected to the wireless terminal, a power reduction request reception unit which receives uplink communication channel power reduction requests transmitted from a wireless base station not connected to the wireless terminal connected, and a modulation class setting unit which, when a power amplification request is received by the power amplification request/modulation method request reception unit and a power reduction request is received by the power reduction request reception unit, sets the modulation class, to a modulation class which has less transmission power than prior to the setting and that has a modulation method for which the communication quality of the aforementioned uplink communication channel is at or above a required level.09-15-2011
20110223949APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MITIGATING INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE IN MULTIPLE ANTENNA SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for mitigating inter-cell interference in a Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) system are provided. The method includes allocating a serving band for providing service to at least one Mobile Station (MS) through scheduling, receiving at least one request set for at least one neighboring cell, from at least one MS, updating the at least one request set considering a serving band of each MS, and transmitting the updated at least one request set to the at least one neighboring cell. The request set includes at least one piece of information among a band and Precoding Matrix Index (PMI) for making a use restriction request to a neighboring cell that exerts interference on an MS.09-15-2011
20090023464Methods and Apparatus for Resolving Pilot Pseudorandom Noise Code Conflicts in a Communication System - Automated PilotPN code conflict resolution using an access point with the assistance of one or more access terminals is disclosed. An exemplary method includes determining a set of access points, as well as determining a set of PilotPN codes used by the set of access points. Detection is then made concerning whether at least two access points of the set of access points have conflicting PilotPN codes. A first PilotPN code is allocated to one of the at least two access points having conflicting PilotPN codes. Additionally, one or more other PilotPN codes, which are distinct from the first PilotPN code, are allocating to remaining access points of the at least two access points having conflicting PilotPN codes. Corresponding apparatus and other exemplary methods are also disclosed.01-22-2009
20110143793BASE STATION FOR OPERATING COOPERATIVE MULTI-POINTS TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION (CoMP) - Provided is a base station for operating a Cooperative Multi-Points Transmission and Reception (CoMP). A base station of a serving cell may perform scheduling according to an Inter-cell Interference Coordination (ICIC) scheme from a point in time when a service is provided to a user equipment (UE). When a Precoding Matrix Index (PMI) coordination is required, the base station of the serving cell may perform the PMI coordination in interoperation with a neighboring cell. In addition, when a status of the UE satisfies a particular condition, the base station of the serving cell may perform the aforementioned ICIC scheme and the PMI coordination. Also, the base station of the serving cell may perform the aforementioned ICIC scheme and the PMI coordination together.06-16-2011
20110143792Methods, System, and Computer Program Product for Optimizing Signal Quality of a Composite Received Signal - Signal quality of a composite received signal in a radio communication network is optimized by adjusting a phase offset between received and/or transmitted signals based on signal quality parameters of the received and/or transmitted signals. The phase offset is adjusted by varying the phase offset between the received or transmitted signals such that that the composite signal is circularly, elliptically, or linearly polarized. The phase offset between the received or transmitted signals is continually adjusted based on the received signal quality parameters.06-16-2011
20090191907METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVELY CONTROLLING SIGNALS - A signal processing system according to various aspects of the present invention includes an excursion signal generator, a scaling system and a filter system. The excursion signal generator identifies a peak portion of a signal that exceeds a threshold and generates a corresponding excursion signal. The scaling system applies a real scale factor to contiguous sets of excursion samples in order to optimize peak-reduction performance. The filter system filters the excursion signal to remove unwanted frequency components from the excursion signal. The filtered excursion signal may then be subtracted from a delayed version of the original signal to reduce the peak. The signal processing system may also control power consumption by adjusting the threshold. The signal processing system may additionally adjust the scale of the excursion signal and/or individual channel signals, such as to meet constraints on channel noise and output spectrum, or to optimize peak reduction. The magnitude threshold, excursion signal and/or individual channel signals may also be adaptively adjusted based on, for example, a channel signal quality such as a noise level specification.07-30-2009
20090209276COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - Node-B transmits a power profile of each frequency of transmission data as a step function to a UE. Each UE measures the amount of interference of a received signal, evaluates SINR over the entire frequency band with the power of the received signal, and transmits the evaluation result to Node-B. Node-B evaluates the interference profile in Node-B from the information about the SINR transmitted from the UE and the power of the transmission signal, and determines the frequency profile of the power of the signal transmitted to the UE.08-20-2009
20090209277Satellite Redundancy for Critical Applications - A system includes a method for automatically reconfiguring a satellite network with a high accuracy in order to enable system reconfiguration very quickly and at a low cost. The system employs a single axis steering mechanism.08-20-2009
20120077530WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING BEAM TO BE TRANSMITTED - A controller controls the direction of a beam to be transmitted toward a correspondent wireless communication device to transmit a first wireless signal to the correspondent wireless communication device, and controls the direction of the beam within a predetermined shift from the direction of the first wireless signal, thereby transmitting a second wireless signal at a first timing before or a second timing after the timing of the control for the first wireless signal.03-29-2012
20090253448APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING INTERFERENCE IN BROADBAND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for automatically controlling interference in a broadband wireless communication system are provided. In the method, a BS receives an interference measurement information signal of one or more adjacent BSs. The BS analyzes the interference measurement information signal of the one or more adjacent BSs to obtain information about the average power for each frequency band used by each of the one or more adjacent BSs. The BS uses the obtained information about the average power for each frequency band of the one or more adjacent BSs to determine the average power for each frequency band to be used by the BS. The BS generates an interference measurement information signal of the BS according to the determined average power for each frequency band.10-08-2009
20090253447Message-based approach for improved interference power estimation - A method of operating a base station comprising determining one or more time-frequency resources to be used for interference power estimation, generating a message indicating the one or more time-frequency resources to be used for interference power estimation, and transmitting the message to a subscriber station.10-08-2009
20100167771INFORMATION SHARING IN A PRIVATE ACCESS POINT NETWORK - This description relates to information sharing in a private access point network.07-01-2010
20100261493INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE MITIGATION - A method and Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) cell controller for reducing interference in a wireless communication network in which a first CoMP cell neighbors a second CoMP cell. The CoMP cell controller in the first CoMP cell gathers scheduling information from border sub-cells in the neighboring second CoMP cell in which transmissions to and from UEs cause inter-CoMP cell interference in at least one sub-cell in the first CoMP cell. The CoMP cell controller augments intra-CoMP cell scheduling information in the first CoMP cell with the scheduling information from the border sub-cells to create augmented scheduling information. The CoMP cell controller then utilizes the augmented scheduling information to schedule transmissions to and from UEs within the at least one sub-cell in the first CoMP cell to reduce the inter-CoMP cell interference.10-14-2010
20130122947METHODS AND APPARATUS RELATED TO POWER CONTROL AND/OR INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT IN A MIXED WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - Methods and apparatus related to the sharing of wide area network (WAN) uplink bandwidth with peer to peer communication signaling usage are described. A base station transmits a signal to be used by a peer to peer wireless terminal in controlling its peer to peer transmit power level. The peer to peer wireless terminal receives and measures the strength of the base station signal. The measurement information is used in determining whether or not peer to peer signal transmission is permitted and/or in determining a peer to peer transmission power level. Current service level information and/or encoded information, e.g., an interference level indicator value, conveyed by the received base station signal are, in various embodiments, also utilized in determining a peer to peer transmission power level.05-16-2013
20130122948Multi-Antenna Scheduling System and Method - A wireless communication method and system using virtual MIMO (“V-MIMO”) are provided. Post processing signal to interference and noise ratios (“SINR”) for a plurality of signals corresponding to a plurality of mobile terminals arranged as a V-MIMO group are estimated. The one of the plurality of mobile terminals having the highest post processing SINR is selected. Wireless communication for the selected mobile terminal is scheduled. The signal corresponding to the selected mobile terminal is cancelled. Post processing signal to interference and noise ratios (“SINR”) for the signals corresponding to the remaining mobile terminals is re-estimated. The one of the remaining mobile terminals having the highest post processing SINR is selected. Wireless communication for the selected remaining mobile terminal is scheduled.05-16-2013
20100227635NETWORK APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SELECTING TARGET TERMINAL TO PERFORM COMMUNICATION ACCORDING TO INTERFERENCE ALIGNMENT SCHEME - Provided is a signal transmission system including a terminal to receive a signal using an interference alignment scheme, and a transmitting base station to transmit, to the terminal, a signal where interference is aligned. The transmitting base station may select, from a plurality of terminals, a target terminal to receive the signal using the interference alignment scheme. The selected target terminal may receive the signal from the transmitting base station and receive interference signals from a plurality of interference base stations.09-09-2010
20110130160RADIO BASE STATION AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD - A radio base station (BS) includes: a radio communication unit (06-02-2011
20100159972METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFECTIVE MULTI-CELL INTERFERENCE CONTROL SERVICE - There are provided a method and apparatus for an effective multi-cell interference control service, to make it possible for users located at a cell boundary to dynamically select a suitable interference control technique by monitoring interference information collected by user terminals and network conditions of a serving base station and adjacent base stations to solve co-channel interference by adjacent cell users.06-24-2010
20100222092Method And Apparatus For Transient Frequency Distortion Compensation - Transient distortion is compensated for by multiplying an exponentially-decaying phase shift onto the distorted waveform. The exponentially decaying phase shift waveform is patterned after the transient which typically takes the form of an exponential and occurs upon introduction of power to a circuit or circuit component. A digital circuit produces an appropriate exponentially-decaying waveform which is used as the input for a look up table whose output is a complex sinusoidal waveform capable of compensating for the distortion. The complex sinusoid is multiplied onto the transmitted waveform. The decaying exponential is biased so that it crosses a threshold at which point the compensating circuitry is turned off.09-02-2010
20110111779INTERFERENCE REDUCTION FOR TERMINALS OPERATING IN HETEROGENEOUS WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A wireless communication infrastructure entity in a wireless communication system implementing an uplink control channel using a narrowband frequency resource within a wideband frequency resource. The entity includes a controller communicably coupled to the transceiver wherein the controller is configured to cause the transceiver to signal a location for an uplink control channel within the wideband frequency resource. The uplink control channel includes at least a pair of uplink control channels separated within the wideband frequency resource and accommodates simultaneous uplink transmissions by multiple user equipment communicating in the wireless communication system.05-12-2011
20100298016SYSTEMS, APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT ON DOWNLINK CHANNELS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Systems, methods, apparatus and computer program products to facilitate determining nominal interference from one or more interfering base stations are provided. In one embodiment, the method can include computing a nominal interference. The method can also include transmitting the nominal interference to one or more interfering base stations. The nominal interference can be transmitted to at least one of the one or more interfering base stations to compute a loss in transmission rate to a user equipment in a selected cell if at least one of the one or more interfering base stations transmits over a same set of resources on which the user equipment in the selected cell receives information.11-25-2010
20100298015Method and Apparatus for Improving the Performance of a Mobile Radio Communications System by Adjusting Antenna Patterns - The present invention relates to a method of improving the performance of a mobile radio communications system comprising at least one stationary radio transmitter for communicating with user equipments in the communications system, wherein the radio transmitter is connected to an antenna system for which the antenna pattern can be varied, the method comprising: receiving direction-of-propagation information relating to a plurality of user equipment transmission samples, wherein a user equipment transmission sample includes information relating to at least one direction of propagation by which successful communication between a user equipment and the radio transmitter has been established at a particular point in time; selecting (11-25-2010
20100279724MITIGATING INTERFERENCE IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Aspects relate to mitigating interference in a communication network that does not employ a centralized scheduler. A transmission sent on a subset of resources is evaluated to determine a number of communication pairs that have selected that subset of resources on which to transmit. If there are a large number of communication pairs transmitting on that subset, the transmission is ignored by a receiving device. The number of degrees of freedom that contain energy on the subset is evaluated to determine if an expected number of degrees of freedom that should have energy is met or exceeded. If the expected threshold number is met or exceed, the transmission is decoded by the receiving device, else the transmission is not decoded.11-04-2010
20100311450METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CARRIER INDICATION AND CARRIER SENSING IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - An approach is provided for carrier indication and carrier sensing. Interference information relating to radio interface with one or more neighboring nodes is generated. The interference information is transmitted over a designated channel to the one or more neighboring nodes.12-09-2010
20130137474TRANSMISSION POWER CONTROL METHOD FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Transmission power relative to a propagation path having a variation in gain is controlled to increase communication channel capacity, and a data rate is controlled in accordance with the variation of the increased communication channel capacity. In order to increase the communication channel capacity, the transmission power is determined so that the sum of noise power (=received noise power/propagation path gain) converted into one at a transmitter and the transmission power becomes constant. As a result, contrary to the background art, the transmission power is controlled to be reduced when the propagation path gain decreases and to be increased when the propagation path gain increases.05-30-2013
20100311449Method and Device in a Communication Network - There is provided a method of operating a base station, the method comprising determining whether there are any mobile devices that are not associated with the base station that require protection from interference caused by downlink transmissions of the base station; and setting a maximum permitted transmission power for the base station based on the result of the step of determining.12-09-2010
20090036151COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - There is provided a communication control technique in which it is possible to avoid interference with another wireless communication system. This invention is characterized by a control station which controls wireless communication of dependent stations. When a dependent station newly starts, the control station determines whether a beacon transmitted by the dependent station is received by another wireless communication network. When determining that the beacon is received by the other wireless communication network, the control station instructs the dependent station to lower the transmission power until the beacon is not received.02-05-2009
20110039589METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING POWER CONTROL OF A WIRELESS TERMINAL - An approach is provided for power control. The sum of path gain relating to non-serving sectors is determined. Power spectrum density (PSD) is determined according to a power control scheme. A power level is set based on the power spectrum density (PSD).02-17-2011
20100331027METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING CELLULAR UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS - A method and apparatus used in an interfering cell of a cellular radio communication system for managing uplink transmissions. Information is received at the interfering cell, including a magnitude of an interference measured in a neighboring cell. The interfering cell has one or more active communication links to respective communication devices. A determination is made that a communication device will transmit pending data using a data repetition mode. The determination is based on the magnitude of the interference. In some embodiments, a specific data repetition mode is determined, based at least on the magnitude of the interference. A command is sent to the communication device to transmit the pending data using the specific data repetition mode.12-30-2010
20110009137METHOD OF MEASURING INTERFERENCE - A method of measuring interference to perform efficient data communication is disclosed. A method of measuring interference of neighboring cells comprises allocating one or more first resource elements, to which pilot signals are allocated, to predetermined symbol regions included in a first resource block; allocating one or more second resource elements for measuring interference of the neighboring cells to a first symbol region of the predetermined symbol regions; and measuring interference of the neighboring cells using the one or more second resource elements.01-13-2011
20110009136RESOLUTION ALGORITHMS FOR MULTI-RADIO COEXISTENCE - Systems and methodologies are described herein that facilitate resolution between respective radios associated with a multi-radio wireless device. As described herein, various techniques can be utilized with a multi-radio coexistence manager and/or other suitable mechanisms associated with a wireless device to perform joint resolution for multiple associated radios, thereby providing performance enhancements over conventional piecewise radio resolution schemes. Various exhaustive, decoupled, and progressive radio resolution algorithms are provided herein, by which respective sets of parameters (e.g., transmit powers, interference targets, frequency sub-bands, radio frequency knob settings, etc.) can be selected for respective potentially conflicting radios to enable such radios to operate in coexistence. Further, techniques are provided herein for utilizing a graph theoretic algorithm for progressive radio resolution. In addition, a generic power resolution algorithm can be modified to provide support for multi-transmitter interference mechanisms by employing modifications such as joint power resolution and/or one-pass or iterative interference partitioning.01-13-2011
20110244899METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A COMMUNICATIONS MODE AND/OR USING A DETERMINED COMMUNICATIONS MODE - Methods and apparatus for determining a mode of wireless communications to be used by a wireless terminal, e.g., a direct communications mode or an infrastructure communications mode are described. In some embodiments, the mode to be used is determined by a control node based on interference which will be caused to the system taking into consideration at least an area, e.g., cell, in which the wireless terminal seeking to communicate is not located. System interference cost estimates for each mode under consideration are generated and compared. Interference cost estimates may, and do, correspond to different frequency bands when the direct mode uses a different frequency band than the infrastructure communications mode. Separate interference cost estimates and mode determinations are made for different communications directions in some embodiments. The determined mode to be used is communicated to the devices seeking to communicate, e.g., via one or more base stations.10-06-2011
20110045856INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE COORDINATION METHOD AND BASE STATION - An inter-cell interference coordination method comprises: measuring an interference over thermal noise of a first subcarrier resource block in an uplink direction and obtaining an interference over thermal noise measurement value by a first base station; judging whether a first high interference indicating message is received from a second base station when the interference over thermal noise measurement value is larger than a first preset threshold value by the first base station; sending an overload indicator message to the second base station which has sent the high interference indicating message or shielding the first subcarrier resource block by the first base station when the first high interference indicating message is received; and sending the overload indicator message to base stations to which all the neighboring cells belong by the first base station when the first high interference indicating message is not received. The overhead at X2 interface is reduced according to the present invention.02-24-2011
20110034192METHOD FOR AVOIDING INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE IN A MULTI-CELL ENVIRONMENT - A method for avoiding an inter-cell interference (ICI) in a multi-cell environment is disclosed. The method includes restricting the use of a PMI in an interfering cell so as to improve a reception performance of a mobile station located at an interfered cell edge. The mobile station measures a restricted-PMI of the interfering cell, which is prohibited from use in the interfering cell, and transmits the measured restricted PMI to the interfering cell. The use of the restricted PMI is prohibited from use in a mobile station in the interfering cell.02-10-2011
20100331026Determination of coupling between radio devices - A method includes transmitting, from a radio device of a secondary communication system, a signal into a channel of a primary communication system; monitoring channel signal quality-related feedback of the primary system; determining, based on the monitored channel signal quality-related feedback, an amount of mutual coupling between the transmitted signal and the channel, if any, caused by the transmitted signal; and if the amount of determined mutual coupling is less than a threshold amount, using the channel for communication with another radio device of the secondary communication system. The signal that is transmitted may be a probing signal having at least a predetermined temporally varying transmission pattern, and where determining includes correlating at least the predetermined temporally varying transmission pattern with changes, if any, in the monitored channel signal quality-related feedback. The channel signal quality-related feedback that is monitored may include at least one of ACK/NACK feedback, power control feedback, rate control feedback and channel quality indicator feedback.12-30-2010
20110244900DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING DATA TRANSMISSION POWER USING A VIRTUAL CELL - A data transmission system that determines data transmission power using a virtual cell is provided. A base station may receive transmission data from a plurality of cooperative base stations positioned around the base station, and model terminals receiving an interference signal from the base station and the plurality of cooperative base stations into a virtual cell. The base station may calculate the influence of the interference signal transmitted to the terminal, using the virtual cell, and determine a transmission power for a plurality of frequency bands based on the interference signal.10-06-2011
20110244901SYSTEM, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR CORRECTING RADIOWAVE ENVIRONMENT DATA - Radiowave environment data correction that uses the data measurement results obtained at measuring points in a base station peripheral area provided for a wireless communications system, is achieved accurately at a limited number of measuring points. A radiowave environment data correcting system includes correction data determining means that determines correction data for sub-areas, the sub-areas being regions into which an assessment area is divided, on the basis of data measurement results obtained at measuring points belonging to the sub-areas, wherein division into the area is based on an area usage division that is a division predefined according to a particular layout of objects or spaces in the assessment area. The system may also include sub-area dividing means that divides the assessment area into sub-areas in accordance with the area usage division, correction data calculating means that calculates the correction data in the sub-areas using the data measurement results obtained at the measuring points existing in the sub-areas, and radiowave environment data correcting means that uses the calculated correction data to correct radiowave environment data present inside the sub-areas.10-06-2011
20110086654Intercell Interference Reduction - A distributed antenna system based wireless cellular communication system with transmit side linear interference cancellation is described. In this system the effective complex channel elements (I) and (II) are estimated and reported by mobile station MS04-14-2011
20110086651TECHNIQUES FOR INTERFERENCE MITIGATION IN MULTI-TIER COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and a Mobile Station (MS), for use in a wireless communication network comprising a plurality of Base Stations (BSs) capable of communicating with a plurality of MSs, wherein at least some of the BSs are Femtocell BSs (FBSs) and at least some of the BSs are Macrocell BSs (MBSs), for mitigating interference are provided. The method includes detecting, by an MS, an interfering Closed Subscriber Group (CSG) FBS that the MS is not authorized to access, and transmitting, by the MS, a request for mitigation of interference.04-14-2011
20100216497BASE STATION AND INTERFERENCE REDUCTION METHOD IN BASE STATION - A radio communication system including mobile terminals and plural base stations each of which communicates with mobile terminals existing in a subordinate cell. Each of the base stations includes an interference power measurement portion which measures a total interference power received from mobile terminals existing in adjacent cells; an interference reduction request portion which issues a request to reduce interference to base stations of the adjacent cells based on the total interference power; and a control portion which notifies mobile terminals existing in a subordinate cell of transmission power control information when the request to reduce interference is received from a base station of an adjacent cell, so as to reduce the interference. Each of the mobile terminals includes a reception portion which receives the transmission power control information from the base station that is requested to reduce the interference from the base station of the adjacent cell.08-26-2010
20110086653REUSE PATTERN NETWORK SCHEDULING USING INTERFERENCE LEVELS - Interference levels occurring at one or more stations are mapped, and a reuse pattern is generated, based on the mapped interference levels, including one or more reuse sets of stations capable of sharing a transmission resource. The stations within each reuse set are listed in increasing order based on their respective interference levels, and an additional station is added to a reuse set, as long as the cumulative interference level within the reuse set is below a threshold interference level and the additional station is not already listed in another reuse set. A network schedule is updated based on the reuse pattern to increase bandwidth efficiency in the network.04-14-2011
20110177835MULTI-USER COMPRESSION SCHEMES - A method in a communication system, in which multiple transmitters transmit respective messages to a receiver over a communication channel, includes allocating respective resources of the communication channel to the messages so as to cause, for each message, a respective likelihood of interference between the message and at least one other message to depend on a respective impact of the interference on an overall performance measure defined for the communication system. The messages are transmitted from the transmitters over the communication channel using the allocated resources.07-21-2011
20090312043INTERFERENCE MITIGATION FOR DEVICES WITH MULTIPLE RECEIVERS - Methods and systems for mitigating interference or estimating a covariance matrix in a communication system are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of demodulating a received signal in a communication system includes receiving a first plurality of waveforms, estimating a covariance matrix based on the first plurality of waveforms, determining a spatial filter based on the estimated covariance matrix, receiving a second plurality of waveforms, generating at least one filtered waveform by applying the spatial filter to the second plurality of waveforms, and demodulating the at least one filtered waveform.12-17-2009
20090312042INTER-SECTOR MACRODIVERSITY INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION AND SCHEDULING - The present invention provides a method for interference cancellation in a wireless communication system. One embodiment of a method includes accessing information indicative of one or more first signals transmitted by one or more first mobile units from one or more first sectors. The method also includes accessing information indicative of one or more second signals transmitted by one or more second mobile units from one or more second sectors different than the first sectors. The method further includes canceling interference caused in the second signal(s) by the first signal(s) using the accessed information indicative of the first signal(s) and the second signal(s). The method also includes jointly scheduling and allocating resources to one or more mobile stations in one or more sectors of one or more base stations.12-17-2009
20110151906Multi-Carrier Frequency Assignment Method - In a method and a device for frequency planning of a multi carrier cellular radio system, a cost function that reflects a multi carrier function is used. Using the method and the device the frequency optimization can be made to take into account systems employing multi carrier techniques whereby the planning complexity and time for operators is reduced.06-23-2011
20110151908MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION AND INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION METHOD - The base station includes: a first combiner which weights the BB signals received by first and second antenna elements by first and second weight coefficients and adds them; a second combiner which weights the BB signals received by third and fourth antenna elements by first and second weight coefficients and adds them; a third combiner which weights the BB signals added by the first and second combiners by third and fourth weight coefficients and adds them; a first processor which calculates such first and second weight coefficients that a combined polarization of the received signals of each antenna is orthogonal to a polarization of an interfering signal existing in the same direction as a desired signal; and a second processor which calculates such third and fourth coefficients that a null is formed in a direction different from the desired signal and in which an interfering signal exists.06-23-2011
20100056192Signal Cancellation in a Satellite Communication System - This a satellite communication system comprised of a hub and plurality of remote terminals, wherein the system is configured for frequency reuse, a method and apparatus for signal cancellation are disclosed. The disclosed method and apparatus enable the hub to extract return link signals overlaying a transmitted forward link signal, wherein the forward link signal is transmitted at a power level higher than that of the overlaying return link signals.03-04-2010
20090215480Method for reducing inter-cell interference - A method for reducing inter-cell interference and a method for transmitting a signal by a collaborative MIMO scheme, in a communication system having a multi-cell environment are disclosed. An example of a method for transmitting, by a mobile station, precoding information in a collaborative MIMO communication system includes determining a precoding matrix set including precoding matrices of one more base stations including a serving base station, based on signal strength of the serving base station, and transmitting information about the precoding matrix set to the serving base station. A mobile station in an edge of a cell performs a collaborative MIMO mode or inter-cell interference mitigation mode using the information about the precoding matrix set collaboratively with neighboring base stations.08-27-2009
20110086652Method and apparatus for allocating physical cell identifier in wireless communication system - A method and apparatus allocates a Physical Cell Identifier (PCID) in a wireless communication system by considering a PCID reuse factor. An allowable PCID list is acquired from a server. A set of candidate PCIDs is determined from the allowable PCID list according to PCID allocation conditions. A received signal strength of each cell using the determined set of candidate PCID is determined. At least one PCID is selected by using a PCID reuse factor and the received signal strength of each of the cells using the determined set of candidate PCIDs.04-14-2011
20110098067MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION AND INTERFERENCE REMOVAL METHOD - A base station of the present invention includes: first and second antenna elements that have polarization characteristics orthogonal to each other; a first converter that converts a received signal of the first antenna element into a baseband signal; a first multiplier that weights the baseband signal converted by the first converter by multiplying a first weight coefficient; a second converter that converts a received signal of the second antenna element into a baseband signal; a second multiplier that weights the baseband signal converted by the second converter by multiplying a second weight coefficient; an adder that adds the baseband signals weighted by the first and second multipliers and outputs the sum; and, a signal processor that calculates the first and second coefficients by MMSE such that the combined polarization of the received signals of the first and second antenna elements will be orthogonal to the polarization of an interference signal.04-28-2011
20110250912METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMISSION POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND AN APPARATUS THEREFOR - A method for setting uplink transmission power at a mobile station in a wireless communication system comprises the steps of: receiving information on the number of total streams received at a base station; and setting the uplink transmission power using the received number of total streams. In this case, the uplink transmission power is preferably a transmission power per stream (P10-13-2011
20110151907METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING INTERFERENCE BETWEEN BASE STATIONS - A method for controlling interference between base stations in a radio communication system in which an indirect interface for indirectly connecting the base stations exists and an direct interface for directly connecting the base stations does not exist, the method includes: converting a first interference control message used in the direct interface into a format of a protocol of the indirect interface to thereby generate a second interference control message; and transmitting the second interference control message through the indirect interface.06-23-2011
20120149410METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POWER ALLOCATION IN A TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a method and system for allocating power in a transmission system may be provided. A method may include determining a channel quality for each of a plurality of subcarriers, wherein the channel quality for each individual subcarrier is equal to the signal-to-interference and noise ratio for the individual subcarrier divided by the power allocated to the subcarrier. The method may also include allocating power to a subset of the plurality of subcarriers, wherein each individual subcarrier of the subset has a channel quality greater then each individual subcarrier not of the subset. The method may further include transmitting a signal on each of the individual subcarriers of the subset.06-14-2012
20120135763DYNAMIC INTERFERENCE MITIGATION FOR CELLULAR NETWORKS - A method for a wireless communication network is presented. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving, by a base station, information about one or more interfering base stations with respect to a communication channel used by a mobile station. The method includes sending silence requests to an interfering base station to reduce interference from that interfering base station with respect to the communication channel. The method further includes establishing communication with the mobile station via the communication channel.05-31-2012
20100113077APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR UPLINK POWER CONTROL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for controlling a transmit power of a sounding signal in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes estimating a downlink Carrier to Interference and Noise Ratio (CINR) using at least one signal received from a Base Station (BS), determining a transmit power level for a sounding signal using a target CINR for the sounding signal, wherein the target CINR is determined based on the downlink CINR and multi-target CINR information, and transmitting the sounding signal according to the transmit power level.05-06-2010
20120202541METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING FEEDBACK INFORMATION IN CoMP, TERMINAL FOR PERFORMING SAME, METHOD FOR GENERATING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION AND BASE STATION APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING SAME - Disclosed are a method for estimating a channel state in a CoMP operation of a terminal and a method for generating channel state information of a base station. A terminal can measure strength or an interference level of a signal of each cell using a reference signal received from each cell for performing the CoMP operation. In addition, the terminal can measure the sum of the interference levels of the cells which do not perform the CoMP operation using a region from which a reference signal of a serving cell of each cell is transmitted. In addition, the terminal can transmit to the serving base station the strength of the interference level of the signal of each cell for performing the measured CoMP operation and the sum of the interference levels of the cells which do not perform the CoMP operation.08-09-2012
20120202540METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING NEIGHBOR CELL INTERFERENCE - A method for managing neighbor cell interference comprises: a step of measuring inter-cell interference control information by subframe units; and a step of transmitting the inter-cell interference control information measured by subframe units, to at least one neighbor cell for each of the subframes. The interference management method of the present invention dynamically performs neighbor cell interference management under the condition where neighbor cell interference changes in terms of time, thus improving performance of a system. Further, the interference management method of the present invention maps a wireless resource property pattern to a cell ID. Consequently, the system adopting the method of the present invention exhibits excellent performance in any environment.08-09-2012
20120122504ANTI-INTERFERENCE METHOD AND DEVICE IN COMMON-FREQUENCY NETWORKING MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The examples of the present invention disclose an anti-interference method and device in a common-frequency networking mobile communication system. The method includes: creating a candidate cell list according to probability that each adjacent cell of a current cell interferes with the current cell; selecting a selected cell list from the candidate cell list according to the probability; performing channel estimation for adjacent cells in the selected cell list, obtaining current signal power of each adjacent cell in the selected cell list according to a channel estimation result, and selecting a detected cell list from the selected cell list according to the signal power; and performing joint detection for adjacent cells in the detected cell list to eliminate interference of the adjacent cells in the detected cell list on the current cell.05-17-2012
20110021221RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD, BASE STATION APPARATUS AND TERMINAL APPARATUS IN RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A radio communication method for performing a radio communication between a first and second movable base station apparatuses and a subordinate terminal apparatus respectively, the method including: transmitting and receiving configuration information relating radio resource and load information relating the subordinate terminal apparatus in the first and second base station apparatuses respectively, via the terminal apparatus located in an overlapped communicable range of the first and second base station apparatuses, when the first and second base station apparatuses perform radio communication using the same radio resource, by the first and second base station apparatuses respectively; and performing interference control based on the configuration information and the load information, by the first and second base station apparatuses respectively.01-27-2011
20110021222Methods and Arrangements for Memory-Efficient Estimation of Noise Floor - The present invention relates to a method and arrangement in a wireless communication system, e.g. an evolved UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network, for improved scheduling and admission control of the uplink by providing an improved determining of power-related quantities, e.g. neighbour cell interference levels, for specific tones and providing more accurate recursive estimation of noise-related quantities, e.g. noise floor power estimates, for specific tones. The method and arrangement obtains a neighbour cell interference measure for each subset of tones from at least a noise floor measure for each subset of tones based on combined power quantities from the total uplink power per subset of tones and dividing said noise floor measure into sub noise floor measures for each subset of tones, said dividing dependent on the bandwidth of each subset of tones.01-27-2011
20110053622FILTER UNIT, MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL TEST SYSTEM, AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL TEST METHOD - [Problem] To provide a band stop filter unit, a mobile communication terminal test system, and a mobile communication terminal test method that are flexibly adaptable to the addition/change of a specification in a frequency band for mobile communication.03-03-2011
20110077034Method and System for Reducing Channel Interference in a Frame-Synchronized Wireless Communication System - Base stations having potentially interfering terminal stations that are geographically located on the same or similar diagonal or Line of Sight (relative to the base station) operate on a first set of time frames (e.g., “even” time frames). Similarly, base stations having potentially interfering terminal stations that are not geographically located on the same or similar diagonals operate on a second set of time frames (e.g., “odd” time frames). By alternating in their use of the even and odd frames, the potential for co-channel interference between terminal stations is minimized. Systems and methods are disclosed which reduce co-channel and adjacent channel interference between terminal stations of different cells as well as adjacent channel interference between terminal stations of adjacent cells. The methods and systems so described can be used during the deployment or expansion of a communication system in a region.03-31-2011
20100323733FRAME STRUCTURE FOR AN ADAPTIVE MODULATION WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of simplifying the encoding of a predetermined number of bits of data into frames including adding error coding bits so that a ratio of the frame length times the baud rate of the frame times the bit packing ratio of the data divided the total bits of data is always an integer. The method may also convolutionally encode the bits of data so that the same equation is also always an integer.12-23-2010
20100323731WIRELESS COMMUNICATION OBSTACLES FOR IMPROVING WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - The present disclosure generally relates to methods for improving wireless communications. Example embodiments include placing a wireless communication obstacle at an optimal or approximately optimal position to improve one or more characteristics of a wireless communication link between two wireless communication devices. The wireless communication obstacle may be adapted to absorb or reflect one or more wireless communications from other wireless communication devices to prevent and/or reduce interference with the wireless communication link between the two wireless communication devices.12-23-2010
20110136523APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION DATA AND METHOD THEREOF - A method for controlling data transmission in a station in a wireless communication network, the method including: receiving feedback information including error information including a signal to noise ratio (SNR) from a target station, the error information being measured by the target station; and controlling transmission parameters of the transmit data in a transmitting station based on the error information, wherein controlling the transmission parameters includes: increasing the transmit power when the SNR is lower than a predetermined value; initiating a beam-tracking process when the SNR is still lower than the predetermined value after increasing the transmit power; and decreasing a data transmission rate when the SNR is still lower than the predetermined value after initiating the beam-tracking process.06-09-2011
20120071182INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE MITIGATING METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR - Disclosed is a method for a serving base station in a wireless communication system to mitigate inter-cell interference. More specifically, the method comprises the steps of: allocating a first resource for a terminal existing in a first region in which the coverage of the serving base station and the coverage of a neighboring base station are overlapped with each other; and allocating a second resource with the first resource for a terminal existing in a second region of the coverage of the serving base station, which is outside of the coverage of the neighboring base station. Desirably, the first resource is for the serving base station only with reuse factor of ½, and the second resource is shared with the neighboring base station with reuse factor of 1.03-22-2012
20100022263SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORK MANAGEMENT - Various systems and methods for network management are disclosed. In one embodiment, a network management system comprises a receiver for receiving data from a plurality of entities, including base stations and/or subscriber handsets, a processor for generating a network map or a recommendation based on the received data, a display device for displaying the network map or recommendation, and a transmitter for transmitting instructions based on the recommendation.01-28-2010
20100022262METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR REDUCING THE MUTUAL INTERFERENCE OF NETWORK SUBSCRIBERS IN RADIO NETWORKS - The object of the invention, which relates to a method and an arrangement for reducing the mutual interference of network subscribers in radio networks, is to provide a solution by means of which data collisions are reduced and thus the data throughput rate of a radio cell is increased. According to the invention, this object is achieved in terms of the method in that the cell size of a radio cell is adjusted by reducing the receiver sensitivity of one or more devices belonging to the radio cell if the device receives interference which disrupts its communication from another device belonging to a different radio cell.01-28-2010
20110218000MULTI-CELL COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD USING RATE-SPLITTING SCHEME AND TRANSMISSION FRAME - Provided is a multi-cell communication system using a rate-splitting scheme and a transmission frame for the multi-cell communication system. The multi-cell communication system may determine whether to perform a rate-splitting based on channel information of a macro base station and a femto base station in a multi-cell environment. The multi-cell communication system may allocate a power or a bandwidth to a message to be transmitted based on the channel information. In the multi-cell environment, a terminal may receive MAP information from a base station and may decode the received MAP information, determining a base station that performs the rate-splitting.09-08-2011
20110218001INTERFERENCE REDUCTION APPARATUS AND INTERFERENCE REDUCTION METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to an interference reduction apparatus, an interference reduction method and a computer storage medium. The interference reduction apparatus can estimates the channel of the cells comprehensively to obtain the combination information and the interference power level information. The combination information and the interference power level information is used to combine at least one precoding matrix of he codebook with each other to generate a combined precoding matrix which acts as the strongest signal power from the interference reduction apparatus and the weakest interference from the neighboring cells.09-08-2011
20100144381POWER CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE REMOVAL - A power control method performs a scheduling on user terminals and then allows the user terminals to calculate power of interference by neighboring sectors, generates interference information to indicate how much the base stations in neighboring sectors, which interfere with each other, reduce transmission power based on the calculated power of interference, and informs a serving base station thereof. The base stations calculate throughput gain and throughput loss based on the interference information, and determine whether the reduction of the transmission power is performed based on the calculated throughput gain and throughput loss.06-10-2010
20090286563METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING VIRTUAL NOISE FIGURE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Techniques for using virtual noise figure for various functions in a wireless communication network are described. A virtual noise figure is an indication of a virtual noise level at a receiver, which may be higher than an actual noise level at the receiver. In an aspect, virtual noise figure may be used for serving base station selection. A terminal may receive information indicative of a virtual noise figure for each of at least one base station. The terminal may select a serving base station based on the virtual noise figure for each base station. The terminal may send data to the serving base station at a rate selected based on an actual noise figure for the serving base station. In other aspects, virtual noise figure may be used for interference management and/or power control.11-19-2009
20120040702METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING OBJECT TERMINAL IN A MULTI-BS MIMO SYSTEM - According to an embodiment of the present invention, on a radio resource block for Multi-BS MIMO, one of the coordinating base stations selects a mobile terminal at first, and informs the other base stations of the characterization information and the pre-coding information etc. of the selected mobile terminal, and the selection made by the other base stations will obey the selection result of the base station that selects at first. By applying the method and apparatus provided by the present invention, the joint selection of object terminals in the Multi-BS MIMO is realized, and such selection is distributed without any central scheduling device which is necessary in the central scheduling scheme. In addition, only very limited information exchange among the coordinating base stations is required to realize the present invention. According to an embodiment of the present invention, the object terminals selected by the coordinating base stations are matched well with each other such that the total performance of the system is improved; according to an embodiment of the present invention, the fairness among the base stations can be well satisfied.02-16-2012
20120040701APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REDUCING INTERFERENCES BETWEEN BASE STATIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for reducing interferences between base stations in a communication system having a plurality of base stations. This method comprises the steps of: causing a user station to receive both a signal transmitted by a local-cell base station and a signal transmitted by an adjacent-cell base station, thereby measuring the SNR of the interfered link and the SNR of the leak link of the adjacent-cell base station; calculating a weighting factor of a leak power based on the measured SNR of the interfered link and the measured SNR of the leak link of the adjacent-cell base station; and determining, based on the calculated weighting factor, whether or not the leak power has to be suppressed and to what degree such suppression has to be performed.02-16-2012
20120309439TRANSMISSION POWER CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND PROGRAM - There is provided a method for controlling a transmission power in a second communication service making secondary usage of a spectrum assigned to a first communication service, with use of any node of one or more secondary usage node that transmits a radio signal of the second communication service, comprising the steps of: acquiring an acceptable interference power allocated to the second communication service; calculating a total sum of interference power levels on the first communication service based on transmission powers respectively required for the one or more secondary usage node; and excluding any secondary usage node of the one or more secondary usage node from allocation of the transmission power when the calculated total sum of interference power levels is larger than the acceptable interference power.12-06-2012
20120309438METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MAINTAINING THE PERFORMANCE QUALITY OF A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM IN THE PRESENCE OF NARROW BAND INTERFERENCE - A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for receiving a mitigation strategy for reducing interference caused by at least one narrow band interferer detected in a wide frequency band according to an average wideband power level, an adaptive threshold, or both, creating a message according to the mitigation strategy to transmit to at least one communication device transmitting wireless signals that are associated with the at least one narrow band interferer, and transmitting the mitigation message to the at least one communication device to cause the at least one communication device to adjust operations of a wireless transmitter of the at least one communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.12-06-2012
20120046055ACCESS POINT POWER CONTROL - There is described a method of controlling a basestation in a cellular wireless communications network, the method comprising, within the basestation, autonomously and dynamically adapting a maximum value for a total transmit power of the basestation, such that interference between the basestation and other access points in the vicinity is minimized.02-23-2012
20120115521METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SETTING REFERENCE SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and a system of setting up a reference signal in a radio communication system. The radio communication system includes a serving cell and a neighboring cell, and a mobile terminal of the serving cell uses the same temporal frequency resource so as to receive a serving resource block from the serving cell and receive an interference resource block from the neighboring cell. The method according to the present disclosure includes a step of setting up a user-specific reference signal in the interference resource block and a step in which puncturing is performed at same temporal frequency position as the temporal frequency position at which the user-specific reference signal is set up on the interference resource block of the serving resource block so as to prevent any signal from being transmitted at the punctured temporal frequency position. When the method and the system provided in the present disclosure are used and the interference power between cells is thereby measured, it is possible to effectively reduce feedback overhead in a coordinated beamforming.05-10-2012
20120115520Selective Interference Rejection Combining - It is provided a method, including deciding, based on a previously estimated interference value, whether a user equipment or a sounding reference signal or a channel of a received uplink signal is affected by a colored interference more than a first predefined threshold, wherein colored interference is an interference having a spatial and/or spectral predominance; and suppressing interference rejection combining on the uplink signal if none of the user equipment, the sounding reference signal, and the channel of the received uplink signal is affected more than the first predefined threshold.05-10-2012
20120115522RESOURCE CONTROL IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Methods, devices, and computer program products facilitate resource allocation to entities within a wireless communication network. Interference values are determined in the presence of entities that may or may not be controlled by the wireless communication network. Based on the determined interference values and associated statistics, throughputs associated with the user equipment within the wireless communication network are modified. These modifications enable an increase or decrease in the throughput of the user equipment, which optimizes the aggregate throughput of the wireless communication network while maintaining the interference levels within target levels.05-10-2012
20120208578METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPLINK POWER CONTROL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and an apparatus for uplink power control in a wireless communication system are provided. More specially, a method is provided in which a first base station in a wireless communication system periodically measures interference for a cell of a second base station neighboring the first base station, determines an average of the periodically measured interference, broadcasts the determined average of the periodically measured interference to mobile terminals located in a cell of the first base station, determines a weight for the determined average of the periodically measured interference, based on one of resource allocation information for the cell of the second base station and whether a specific message for interference regulation is received from the second base station, and transmits the determined weight to the mobile terminals.08-16-2012
20120064928SPECTRUM-ADAPTIVE NETWORKING - The present invention increases the available spectrum in a wireless network by sharing existing allocated (and in-use) portions of the RF spectrum in a manner that will minimize the probability of interfering with existing legacy users. The invention provides interference temperature-adaptive waveforms, and a variety of physical and media access control protocols for generating waveforms based on measurement and characterization of the local spectrum. The invention measures the local spectrum at a receiving node, generates an optimal waveform profile specifying transmission parameters that will water-fill unused spectrum up to an interference limit without causing harmful interference to primary and legacy transmitters using the same frequency bands, and enables simultaneous transmit and receive modes at a multiplicity of transceivers in a wireless network. The invention also provides closed loop feedback control between nodes, co-site interference management, intersymbol interference mitigation, wide sense stationary baseband signaling and modulation, and power limited signaling for avoiding detection and interception.03-15-2012
20120015678METHODS AND APPARATUS OF TRANSMISSION POWER CONTROL IN THE PRESENCE OF INTERFERENCE - A method of operating a wireless device is provided in which an interference level on a resource is determined. In addition, a signal is transmitted on the resource with a first power when the interference level is low. The first power is such that the signal is received with a first SNR. Furthermore, the signal is transmitted on the resource with a second power when the interference level is high. The second power is such that the signal is received with a second SNR less than the first SNR.01-19-2012
20120058788METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH BLIND INTERFERENCE ALIGNMENT USING POWER ALLOCATION AND/OR TRANSMISSION ARCHITECTURE - A method and system are disclosed herein for power allocation and/or clustering in a wireless communication system that uses blind interference alignment. In one embodiment, the system comprises a plurality of receivers, where each receiver in the plurality has a multi-mode antenna with a single radio frequency (RF) chain that is operable in a plurality of antenna modes, and wherein each receiver shifts between the plurality of antenna modes in a predetermined manner. The system also includes a plurality of base stations to perform cluster-based transmission, each base station in the plurality of base stations having one or more transmitters having a transmit antenna and being operable to communicate with one or more of receivers in the plurality of receivers using a blind interference alignment (BIA) scheme, and wherein the plurality of base stations are grouped in different clusters at different times according to cluster patterns.03-08-2012
20120157140APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MULTI CELL COOPERATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method of multi cell cooperation is provided. The user equipment receives transmission beam forming information from a first cooperative cell, generates serving cell feedback information and cooperative cell feedback information on the basis of the transmission beam forming information, transmits the serving cell feedback information to a serving cell, and transmits the cooperative cell feedback information to a second cooperative cell.06-21-2012
20120157139COMMUNICATION METHOD OF NEIGHBORING TERMINAL AND TARGET TERMINAL - Provided is a communication method of a neighboring terminal and a target terminal in which a cooperative terminal that has a better SINR or a better channel condition provides help to a target terminal through cooperation between terminals based on a random access mode or a scheduling mode, so that an SINR of the target terminal is improved without help from a base station.06-21-2012
20120157138RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION, CONTROLLER DEVICE AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD - A controller device receives power information and location information from a first radio base station, the power information indicating, for each frequency, the power of the signal arriving at a radio terminal in the communication area of the first radio base station from a second radio base station, and the location information indicating the location of the radio terminal. The controller device is provided with an identifying unit which, based on the power information and location information received from the first radio base station, identifies an interference location and identifies an interference frequency, the interference location being the location where the power of the signal arriving at the communication area is greater than or equal to a predetermined value, and the interference frequency being the frequency of the signal arriving at the interference location.06-21-2012
20120064927BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR PERFORMING CoMP TRANSMISSION AND METHOD THEREOF - A base station, a user equipment, and a method for operating a cooperative multipoint (CoMP) transmitter and receiver (Tx/Rx) are disclosed. The operating method includes receiving, from a peripheral cell, precoding matrix index (PMI) information to be used by a user equipment of the peripheral cell, and transmitting the received PMI information to target user equipments allocated with an entire frequency range, among a plurality of user equipments present in a current cell.03-15-2012
20110092232APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ELIMINATING INTER CELL INTERFERENCE IN MULTIPLE INPUT MULTIPLE OUTPUT WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Provided is a device and a method for eliminating inter-cell interference in Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) wireless communication system. The method for operating a user equipment for eliminating the inter-cell interference includes determining one or more optimum bands among bands not requested to be restricted from a neighboring cell, determining at least one of band and Precoding Matrix Index (PMI) to be requested to be restricted to the neighboring cell among the determined one or more optimum bands, and feeding back at least one of the band and PMI to be requested to be restricted to the neighboring cell to a serving base station.04-21-2011
20110092231TIME AND FREQUENCY ACQUISITION AND TRACKING FOR OFDMA WIRELESS SYSTEMS - Obtaining a timing reference in wireless communication is facilitated when desiring to communicate with a weak serving base station (such as an evolved NodeB) in the presence of a stronger interfering base station. The user equipment (UE) may track a stronger interfering base station's timing, or the UE may track a timing that is derived by a composite power delay profile (PDP) from multiple base stations. The composite PDP may be constructed by adjusting individual base station PDPs according to a weighting scheme. The timing obtained in such a manner may be used for estimation of the channel of the interfering base station and cancelling interfering signals from the base station. It may also be used to estimate the channel of the serving base station after adding a backoff. The UE may track a stronger interfering base station's frequency, or the UE may track a composite frequency.04-21-2011
20110065464BOOSTING A SIGNAL-TO-INTERFERENCE RATIO OF A MOBILE STATION - In a cell of a cellular wireless communication system, the SIR of at least one user in a sector of the cell is altered by temporarily reducing transmissions on a forward link in at least one other sector of the cell or a sector in another cell in accordance with a pattern.03-17-2011
20120270581CONTROLLING THE INTERFERENCES GENERATED BY RADIO SIGNALS - The present invention concerns a method for controlling the interferences generated by radio signals transferred by or to wireless telecommunication devices of a wireless cellular telecommunication network. The method comprises the steps of: 10-25-2012
20110105163METHOD FOR INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT IN CELLULAR SYSTEM - Provided is a method for inter-cell interference management in a cellular system. More particularly, provided is a method for inter-cell interference avoidance that may not require signaling between base stations and a complex cell planning.05-05-2011
20110105164METHOD FOR AVOIDING INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE IN MULTI-CELL ENVIRONMENT USING MULTIPLE CODEBOOKS - A method is disclosed for avoiding inter-cell interference in a closed-loop multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system using a plurality of codebooks. A base station of a serving cell transmits information about codebooks used in an interfering cell among the plurality of codebooks to a mobile station. The transmission of the information may be made at the request of the mobile station. Alternatively, the mobile station may directly measure information about codebooks used in the interfering cell among the plurality of codebooks. The mobile station measures restricted precoding matrix indexes (PMIs) or requested PMIs based on the codebook information. The measured PMIs are transmitted to the interfering cell and are used to restrict the use of a PMI in the interfering cell.05-05-2011
20110034191System and Methods for Wireless Broadband Delivery of Data - A system and method for wireless data delivery is provided. The communication may be between the antenna arrays of an airborne platform (such as aircraft) and a surface base station. The antenna arrays may generate a plurality of directional synchronization beams directed in at a plurality of corresponding spatial directions. Other antenna arrays receive the directional synchronization beam and respond in kind, providing the original antenna array a way to determine directionality of the other antenna arrays. The antenna arrays may then receive a training beam. The training beam includes known data, such as a Fourier Matrix, which may then be utilized to generate weights. Weights may then be utilized to modify either of the phase or amplitude of a base signal which is then sent to each of the elements of the antenna array in order to achieve directionality of the signal propagation. Thus, a directional beam may be formed which is oriented toward the source of the training beam, which may be a base station or the like. It may also be desirable to identify sources of interference. Interference sources are all non-desired sources of radiation within the target frequency range. Lastly, the system may steer one or more nulls in order to substantially attenuate the sources of interference.02-10-2011
20120172075WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM BETWEEN MEDICAL DEVICES USING COGNITIVE TECHNOLOGY - Provided is a wireless communication system between medical devices. A wireless communication apparatus between medical devices using a cognitive technology may receive, from an external frequency coordination database server, state information of frequencies that are available in a predetermined area, and store interference information associated with the frequencies. The communication apparatus may sense an external interference signal that affects the frequencies outside the predetermined area, and an internal interference signal that affects the frequencies within the predetermined area. The communication apparatus may determine a priority of each of the frequencies that are available in the predetermined area based on the interference information, the external interference signal, and the internal interference signal, and may determine a frequency to be assigned based on the priority.07-05-2012
20120172074Method of controlling noise rise in a cell - After a maximum noise rise for a cell is set, a maximum noise rise for each mobile station is allocated within the cell. The actual noise rise from each mobile station within the cell is measured at a base station and signaled to a network. When the cell uses enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH), the contribution to noise rise of E-DCH signaling is determined and received signal code power (RSCP) at the base station is measured. The RSCP measurement is decoded to determine contributions from mobile stations within and outside the cell; contributions from mobile stations within the cell are calculated; and the network is notified of the measured noise rise. In addition a compensation value may be applied to compensate for temperature induced noise.07-05-2012
20120122503System and Method for Self-Optimized Inter-Cell Interference Coordination - An embodiment method for operating a controller of a communications system includes determining inter-cell interference coordination (ICIC) information for the communications system, automatically adjusting, by the controller without end-user input, ICIC parameters according to the ICIC information to improve an overall performance level of the communications system, and transmitting the ICIC operation parameters to network entities in the communications system.05-17-2012
20120122502METHOD AND APPARATUS OF CONTROLLING INTER CELL INTERFERENCE BASED ON COOPERATION OF INTRA CELL TERMINALS - Provided is a method and apparatus for controlling inter cell interference based on cooperation between intra cell terminals. The intra cell terminals may exchange interference channel information, and may determine a receive beamforming vector based on the exchanged interference channel information. At least one intra cell terminal may feed back, to a neighboring cell base station, information associated with an effective interference channel using the receive beamforming vector. A base station may determine a transmit beamforming vector based on information associated with an effective interference channel using receive beamforming vectors of neighboring cell terminals that are received from at least one neighboring cell terminal.05-17-2012
20110183692APPARATUS FOR REMOVING INTERFERENCE BETWEEN NEIGHBOR CELLS IN A RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR SAME - The present invention relates to an apparatus for removing interference between neighbor cells in a radio communication system, and to a method for same. The apparatus according to the present invention includes a receiving unit which receives receiving power information and signal-to-noise ratio information of a neighbor cell base station from multiple receiving antennas, a first determination unit for determining the number of major neighbor cell interference signals by using the received receiving power information and the signal-to-noise ratio information, a second determination unit for determining a candidate signal vector of a target signal in accordance with the determined number of major neighbor cell interference signals, the received signal-to-noise ratio, and the number of the multiple receiving antennas, a third determination unit for determining a candidate signal matrix of the major neighbor cell interference signals on the basis of the determined candidate signal vector of the target signal, and an estimation unit for estimating signals transmitted from the target base station or the neighbor base station by applying the determined candidate signal matrix of the major neighbor cell interference signals to the method of maximum likelihood. Whereby, the present invention removes interference between neighbor cells in an efficient manner, maintains the performance thereof, and reduces complexity at the receiving end.07-28-2011
20120129558Method and device for reducing mutual interference for multi-carrier - A method for reducing mutual interference of multi-carrier includes: adjusting the phase of at least one modulated signal; modulating all baseband signals onto respective modulated signals; judging whether all baseband signals can be demodulated correctly, and adjusting the phase of at least one modulated signal when there is any modulated signal which cannot be demodulated correctly, until all the baseband signals can be demodulated correctly; and accepting the current phase value as the phase value of the modulated signal of each baseband signal when all can be demodulated correctly. The present disclosure also discloses a device for reducing mutual interference of multi-carrier. The present disclosure can improve performance obviously under the circumstance of arranging the multi-carrier adjacent to each other, and make multiple carriers operate simultaneously in the same radio signal coverage area, therefore the frequency spectrum utilization ratio is greatly improved.05-24-2012
20120165054INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR CONTROLLING SEQUENCE ASSIGNING METHOD AND REFERENCE SIGNAL GENERATING METHOD - Provided is a sequence allocation method capable of reducing inter-cell interference of a reference signal when a ZC sequence is used as the reference signal in a mobile communication system. In the sequence allocation method divides R×M sequences specified by a ZC sequence number r (r=1 to R) and a cyclic shift sequence number m (m=1 to M) into a plurality of sequence groups X (X=1 to R) in accordance with the transmission band width of the reference signal, so that the ZC sequence is allocated to each cell in each sequence group unit. When it is assumed that R=9 and M=6, the number of sequence is 54. Each of the sequence groups is formed by two sequences. Accordingly, the number of sequence groups is 27. The 27 types of sequence groups are allocated to each cell.06-28-2012
20120165053METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSCEIVING A SIGNAL IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method for measuring the position of user equipment through a reference signal, or pilot, in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing-based wireless mobile communication system. The present invention relates to a method for transmitting a cell-specific positioning reference signal (PRS) pattern which is a signal pattern used in transceiving between the user equipment and a base station.06-28-2012
20120214523POWER MANAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTED SCHEDULING FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS IN WIRELESS SYSTEMS - To schedule uplink transmission time slots for a collection of mobile communication devices, a set of base station target interference patterns is associated with base stations. A time slot target interference pattern is assigned for each time slot and it repeats after several time slots. The time slot target interference pattern in a given time slot specifies the interference allowed by each time slot to a given base station by any single mobile. A priority index may be determined for each time slot for each mobile associated with the particular base station. The priority index may be based, in part, on a determined correlation between the time-slot target interference patterns and a potential interference profile of a mobile to which a time slot is to be allocated.08-23-2012
20120135764REFERENCE SIGNAL COLLISION DETECTION - A base station outputs first detection information representing a code of a reference signal and representing a mobile device that is determined, on the basis of transition of a status at the time of occurrence of disconnection of the radio link between the mobile device and the base station, to be capable of causing the collision, and second detection information representing a code of a reference signal and representing a mobile device that is determined, on the basis of occurrence of failure of reconnection of the radio link between the mobile device and the base station, to be capable of causing the collision. A collision detection device estimates that, when the code and the mobile device of the first detection information coincide with the code and the mobile device of the second detection information, the collision of the reference signal will be caused.05-31-2012
20100173660COORDINATED MULTIPOINT (CoMP) JOINT TRANSMISSION USING CHANNEL INFORMATION FEEDBACK AND HIGHER RANK DEDICATED BEAM-FORMING - A subscriber station is provided. The subscriber station comprises a receiver configured to listen for downlink control information for coordinated multipoint (CoMP) joint transmission only from an anchor cell, and to receive the downlink control information for CoMP joint transmission from the anchor cell.07-08-2010
20120252510METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ASSIGNING RESOURCES TO SCHEDULE PEER-TO-PEER COMMUNICATIONS IN WWAN - A method of operating a wireless device includes determining an energy on each of a plurality of resources for broadcasting CIDs, sending information to a base station based on the determined energy for each of the CIDs, and receiving a CID from the base station. The received CID is one of the CIDs determined based on the information. A method of wireless communication includes receiving first information about a first plurality of CIDs from a first wireless device, receiving second information about a second plurality of CIDs from a second wireless device, comparing the first information and the second information to determine a subset of CIDs based on the first plurality of CIDs and the second plurality of CIDs, selecting a CID based on the subset of CIDs, and sending the selected CID to at least one of the first wireless device or the second wireless device.10-04-2012
20120220324Method and Apparaatus for Intercell Uplink Interference Control - Wireless user equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system may operate in a state, for example, the CELL_FACH state in UMTS, that does not allow for soft handoff from one cell to another. This inability to engage in soft handover may lead to intercell interference at a non-serving cell when the UE transmits on its uplink in close proximity to the non-serving cell. Therefore, provided in the present disclosure is method of wireless communication, which includes receiving a neighbor cell identification set indicating one or more neighbor cells, receiving a relative grant channel resource index corresponding to a relative grant channel shared by at least one of the one or more neighbor cells, detecting intercell interference associated with a user equipment (UE) in the one or more neighbor cells, and transmitting a non-serving relative grant message to the UE on the relative grant channel.08-30-2012
20100048233Apparatus and method for selecting precoding matrix in multiple antenna wireless communication system - A Mobile Station (MS) is operable to select a precoding matrix in a multi-antenna wireless communication system. The method includes receiving, from a serving Base Station (BS), information on a precoding matrix of which use is prohibited and a precoding matrix to be used by a neighbor BS, estimating an interference signal for the precoding matrix to be used by the neighbor BS, and selecting a precoding matrix to be used by the serving BS by considering the estimated interference signal from the remaining precoding matrixes except for the precoding matrix of which use is prohibited among precoding matrixes used by the serving BS.02-25-2010
20100048232APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA BASED ON QUANTIZED CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION - A base station apparatus including a receiving unit to receive, from a terminal, quantized channel state information with respect to a radio channel from a plurality of transmission antennas of the base station apparatus to a plurality of receiving antennas of the terminal. A control unit to determine a control ratio of interference signal to noise with respect to the radio channel based on the channel state information. A precoding matrix computing unit to compute a precoding matrix based on the control ratio of interference signal to noise and a transmission unit to transmit data to one or more of the connected terminals using the precoding matrix.02-25-2010
20120315936COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND MANAGEMENT SERVER - A management server in a network including a first transmitting device that communicates with a first receiving device and a second transmitting device that communicates with a second receiving device. The management server includes a network interface that receives a parameter corresponding to a level of improvement of communication quality at the second receiving device, and a processor that calculates an allowable interference amount at the first receiving device based on the parameter.12-13-2012
20120315935SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE SEVERITY OF INTERFERENCE IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF A CELLULAR RADIO NETWORK AND COORDINATING RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FEATURES IN RESPONSE - An interference analysis tool for identifying an interference problem area in a cellular radio network in which at least a first User Equipment (UE12-13-2012
20120315937METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MAINTAINING THE PERFORMANCE QUALITY OF A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM IN THE PRESENCE OF NARROW BAND INTERFERENCE - A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for scanning wireless signals in a wide frequency band, measuring power levels in narrow frequency bands from the wireless signals, determining a threshold according to an average wideband power level or at least a portion of the power levels in the narrow frequency bands, detecting from the wireless signals a narrow band interferer based on the threshold, and initiating a strategy for responding to interference in the wide frequency band caused by the detected narrow band interferer. Other embodiments are disclosed.12-13-2012
20120178482METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method including aligning a boundary of a downlink subframe from the first base station to a first user equipment with a boundary of a downlink subframe from a second base station to a second user equipment; acquiring timing advance information indicating a time by which a boundary of an uplink subframe from the first user equipment to the first base station advances compared to the aligned boundary of the downlink subframe; and notifying the first user equipment of a time point at which an uplink subframe is transmitted from the first user equipment to the first base station based on the acquired timing advance information, wherein the boundary of the uplink subframe from the notified first user equipment to the first base station is aligned with a boundary of an uplink subframe from the second user equipment to the second base station.07-12-2012
20100273514METHOD FOR PERFORMING CoMP OPERATION AND TRANSMITTING FEEDBACK INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for performing a Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) operation and transmitting feedback information in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes measuring interference levels or noise and interference variances of reference signals received from one or more neighbor cells, and transmitting to a serving Base Station (BS) information about the measured interference levels or noise and interference variances, and information about a Precoding Matrix Index (PMI) that a mobile station (MS) wants to restrict or recommend for a neighbor cell performing the CoMP operation.10-28-2010
20100009705INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION FRAMEWORK - Communication techniques enable efficient communication to UE (User Equipment) that is subject to a dominant interference signal that is transmitted by a different base station. Disclosed interference cancellation techniques, both UE-centric and network-centric, are suitable to this situation. These techniques are particularly advantageous when it is undesirable or difficult to introduce changes in the physical (PHY) and medium access control (MAC) layers at the existing base stations. An UE-centric framework refers to an approach largely implemented by UEs to include pico or femto cells. Network-centric framework closed-loop coordination between base stations and UEs achieves interference mitigation thereby improving network performance. In particular, an interfering base-station can help a “victim” UE by adjusting downlink pilot and control power and to adjust traffic data rates responsive to information that the “victim” UEs provide, including information about the interfering link and performance of the cancellation itself sent over the air or using backhaul.01-14-2010
20120264467WIRELESS BASE STATION RECEIVING DEVICE, AND SIGNAL DEMODULATION METHOD AND PROGRAM USED THEREIN - In order to improve the efficiency of user signal demodulation processing including interference suppression processing, a wireless receiving unit (10-18-2012
20120083302METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FAST OTHER SECTOR INTERFERENCE (OSI) ADJUSTMENT - Systems and methods that facilitate management of interference and communication resources are provided. A differential approach is devised in which other-sector interference (OSI) and communication resources are managed by adjusting an offset (delta) value associated with the resources in response to receiving an indication of other-sector interference. An OSI indication can be issued based on a short and a long time scale, and effective interference metrics over time-frequency resources. The adjusted delta value is communicated to a serving access point, which reassigns communication resources in order to mitigate other-sector interference.04-05-2012
20120083300QUALITY OF SERVICE-CONSTRAINT CENTRALISED POWER ALLOCATION METHOD - The present invention relates to a centralised power allocation method in a wireless telecommunication system comprising at least a first couple of terminals, consisting of a first transmitting terminal and a first receiving terminal, and a second couple of terminals, consisting of a second transmitting terminal and a second receiving terminal. A control node partitions the interference diagram between the communication of the first couple and the communication of the second couple, into different areas, each area being associated to a type of processing of the interference. The control node calculates the minimum power curve for each communication in each said area. The power values to be allocated are given by the coordinates of the point of intersection of both curves in said diagram.04-05-2012
20120083301APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING IN A NETWORK IN WHICH INTERFERENCE EXISTS BETWEEN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - An apparatus and method are provided for communicating in a network in which interference exists between wireless communication systems. The apparatus includes multiple transceivers for individually communicating with base stations of the multiple wireless communication systems; and a controller for negotiating with at least one of the base stations, setting a non-communication period with a negotiated base station, and communicating with the negotiated base station during the non-communication period, based on whether an interference level between wireless signals communicated through the multiple transceivers falls within a predetermined range.04-05-2012
20120083299Model Based Doppler Compensation Using Traffic Data - Implementations and techniques for model based Doppler compensation using traffic data are generally disclosed.04-05-2012
20120225680INTERFERENCE COORDINATING METHOD AND CLUSTER, AND METHOD FOR REGISTERING NEW CLUSTER IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK - The present invention relates to a heterogeneous network in which a variety of types of micro or local base stations coexist along with a macro base station.09-06-2012
20120258746METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING RISE-OVER-THERMAL THRESHOLD - Methods and apparatuses are provided that include adaptively configuring a rise-over-thermal (RoT) threshold at a base station to improve communications with one or more devices while mitigating interference to one or more other base stations. A potential device pathloss to the macrocell can be computed based on a measured pathloss thereto applied with a coverage area of the low power base station to emulate a worst-case device, one or more received measurement reports, and/or the like. The RoT threshold can be computed based at least in part on the pathloss and/or a maximum interference level at the macrocell. In addition, the RoT threshold can be adapted based on a reverse link attenuation level.10-11-2012
20120190391PHYSICAL LAYER SIGNALING TO USER EQUIPMENT IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of wireless communication includes receiving physical layer signaling from a serving eNodeB in a wireless network. Interference estimation, interference cancellation and/or spatial equalization of user equipment is controlled in accordance with the received signaling.07-26-2012
20090017850METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SUCCESSIVE INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION BASED ON TRANSMIT POWER CONTROL BY INTERFERING DEVICE WITH SUCCESS PROBABILITY ADAPTATION IN PEER-TO-PEER WIRELESS NETWORKS - In an ad hoc peer-to-peer communication network between wireless devices, a low priory first transmitter device adjusts it transmit power based on a received transmission request response from a higher priority second receiver device. The first transmitter device broadcasts a first transmission request to a corresponding first receiver device and may receive a first transmission request response from a different second receiver device. The second transmission request response is sent by the second receiver device in response to a second transmission request from a second transmitter device. The first transmitter device calculates an interference cost to the second receiver device as a function of the received power of the first transmission request response. A transmission power is obtained as a function of the calculated interference cost and the transmission power of the first transmission request, the transmission power to be used for traffic transmissions corresponding to the first transmission request.01-15-2009
20110124356METHOD AND SYSTEM OF CHANNEL DETECTING AND REPORTING, TERMINAL, AND MANAGEMENT CENTER - A method and a system of channel detecting and reporting, a terminal, and a management center are provided. The method includes: a first access device of a terminal detects a channel status of one or more channels; and a second access device of the terminal reports a channel detection result detected by the first access device to destination equipment through an access network. The system includes a terminal and a management center. The terminal can access an access network through various access devices and report a channel detection result to the management center. The management center adjusts communication parameters of relevant equipment according to the detection result. The channel detection result can be reported in time, so that communication dead zones are prevented, and probability of long-term interference on hidden nodes in a communication system is reduced.05-26-2011
20100323732Radio Communication Method, Radio Communication Base Station Apparatus, Radio Communication Mobile Station Apparatus, And Radio Communication System - A radio communication method in a radio communication system in which radio communication is performed between a radio communication base station apparatus and a radio communication mobile station apparatus, including: transmitting, by the radio communication mobile station apparatus, an implementation loss value of the radio communication mobile station apparatus to the radio communication base station apparatus.12-23-2010
20110003607Interference management, handoff, power control and link adaptation in distributed-input distributed-output (DIDO) communication systems - A system and method are described herein employing a plurality of distributed transmitting antennas to create locations in space with zero RF energy. In one embodiment, when M transmit antennas are employed, it is possible to create up to (M−1) points of zero RF energy in predefined locations. In one embodiment of the invention, the points of zero RF energy are wireless devices and the transmit antennas are aware of the channel state information (CSI) between the transmitters and the receivers. In one embodiment, the CSI is computed at the receivers and fed back to the transmitters. In another embodiment, the CSI is computed at the transmitter via training from the receivers, assuming channel reciprocity is exploited. The transmitters may utilize the CSI to determine the interfering signals to be simultaneously transmitted. In one embodiment, block diagonalization (BD) precoding is employed at the transmit antennas to generate points of zero RF energy.01-06-2011
20110003606System and method for managing inter-cluster handoff of clients which traverse multiple DIDO clusters - A system and method are described for adjusting communication with a first distributed-input-distributed-output (DIDO) client as the first DIDO client moves from a first DIDO cluster to a second DIDO cluster: For example, in one embodiment of the system and method, different signal strength thresholds are specified and either conventional DIDO precoding and/or DIDO precoding with inter-DIDO-cluster interference (IDCI) cancellation to avoid RF interference at the DIDO client are employed based on measured signal strengths from a main DIDO cluster and an interfering DIDO cluster.01-06-2011
20110003605METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING DOWNLINK POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus of allocating downlink power in a radio access station system are disclosed. The method of allocating transmission power to a plurality of terminals in a radio access station system according to the present invention includes (A-1) calculating an allocation power for the respective terminals based on downlink quality information of the respective terminals; (A-2) calculating a minimum requirement power for the respective terminals based on the downlink quality information; and (A-3) allocating the transmission power by distributing part of excess power of a first terminal group having the allocation power higher than the minimum requirement power to the second terminal group having the allocation power lower than the minimum requirement power, and the part of excess power is a sum of insufficient power of the second terminal group. As a result, the loss of the quantity of service transmission of the radio access station is reduced and service areas can be expanded. 01-06-2011
20120322478METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MAINTAINING THE PERFORMANCE QUALITY OF A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM IN THE PRESENCE OF NARROW BAND INTERFERENCE - A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for measuring power levels of signals provided by a receiver configured to scan radio frequency signals over a wide frequency band, calculating an average power level from at least a portion of the measured power levels, determining a threshold, detecting interference in the wide frequency band based on the threshold, the average power level, or both, and causing a null that substantially suppresses the interference received by the receiver. Other embodiments are disclosed.12-20-2012
20110212741Method and Arrangement for Enabling Improved Receiver Quality for Noise Limited Uplink Signals - In a method for enabling improved quality for noise limited uplink signals in a radio base station in a telecommunication system, said radio base station comprising a plurality of transceiver units, each comprising at least one receiver unit, adaptively allocating (S09-01-2011
20110212740POWER MANAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTED SCHEDULING FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS IN WIRELESS SYSTEMS - To schedule uplink transmission time slots for a collection of mobile communication devices, a set of base station target interference patterns is associated with base stations. A time slot target interference pattern is assigned for each time slot and it repeats after several time slots. The time slot target interference pattern in a given time slot specifies the interference allowed by each time slot to a given base station by any single mobile. A priority index may be determined for each time slot for each mobile associated with the particular base station. The priority index may be based, in part, on a determined correlation between the time-slot target interference patterns and a potential interference profile of a mobile to which a time slot is to be allocated. A mobile's throughput requirement, the throughput already received over a specified past duration, the system fairness requirement, as well as the amount of data available for transmission are also used for evaluating the priority index.09-01-2011
20120322477APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SIGNAL IN DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method for receiving a signal through a terminal in a distributed antenna system (DAS) comprising the steps of: receiving composition information of a local midamble corresponding to a terminal or a terminal group including the terminal from a base station which belongs to the DAS; and receiving the local midamble from the base station, and the local midamble can be a midamble corresponding to one or more effective transmission antennas associated with the terminal or the terminal group of a plurality of antennas of the base station.12-20-2012
20120322476Wireless Communication System, Coexistence Manager Installed In Said System, And Method For Wireless Communication - Disclosed is a wireless communication system capable of avoiding interference even when a network including a secondary user coexists. The wireless communication system includes a primary user belonging to a first network, a first secondary user belonging to a second network, and a coexistence manager (CM). The coexistence manager (CM) acquires information relating to spectrum holes that are, at least temporarily, not in use by the primary user. In addition, the coexistence manager (CM) determines whether or not usage of the spectrum holes by the first secondary user causes interference. If the determination result is that interference is caused, coexistence manager (CM) notifies to this effect a second secondary user belonging to a third network, which differs from the second network.12-20-2012
20100203913METHOD FOR MANAGING SUB-BAND PREFERENCE ORDER IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Techniques for allocating resources in a wireless communications network are provided. According to certain aspects, a scheme is provided, wherein resources of sub-bands associated with non-interfering links are allocated before resources of sub-bands associated with interfering links.08-12-2010
20100203912Methods for reducing inter-cell interference by precoding signals for transmission in wireless MIMO system - Methods for suppressing inter-cell interference during data transmission using a preceding matrix are provided. Inter-cell interference is suppressed by precoding data (or information) signals for transmission from base station to mobile or vice versa. Methods according to example embodiments also increase intra-cell data transmission rates. The precoding matrix is generated based on estimated channel coefficients for propagation channels between a base station and mobiles inside and outside the base station's coverage area.08-12-2010
20100203911METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR EXTENDING RANGE AND ADJUSTING BANDWIDTH FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS - A Communications base-station configured to operate as a hub in a wireless network and provide communication services to a set of remote customer devices using a wireless protocol is disclosed. The communications base-station includes an antenna array having a plurality of antennae arranged in a fashion as to enable the antenna array to transmit and receive wireless signals in both a substantially omnidirectional and non-omnidirectional pattern, a physical layer (PHY) device coupled to the antenna array and configured to transmit and receive wireless signals and a media access control (MAC) device coupled to the PHY device and configured to direct the antenna array to concurrently provide beamformed wireless signals to a first customer device and omnidirectional wireless signals to second customer device.08-12-2010
20120276936APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REESTABLISHING RADIO LINK IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention discloses an apparatus and method for performing radio link reestablishment in a wireless communication system. Furthermore, the present invention discloses a radio link reestablishment request message, including a reestablishment cause indicator on which whether a Radio Link Failure (RLF) was generated by User Equipment (UE) is determined, a cause of the occurrence of the RLF is determined, and whether the cause of the radio link reestablishment is In-Device Coexistence interference (IDC) due to the UE. Accordingly, a network may know a cause of the occurrence of an RLF generated during a handover. In particular, the network may know whether the cause of the occurrence of the RLF is a handover failure or RLF due to IDC. Consequently, a radio link can be efficiently reestablished, and also network parameters can be controlled.11-01-2012
20120276937METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT IN A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK WITH INTERCELL INTERFERENCE COORDINATION - Methods and arrangements in a telecommunication network for intercell interference coordination. The telecommunication network comprises a first base station, acting as serving base station for a mobile station, and a second base station. The method comprises determining that transmission interference to the mobile station is to be limited. The method also comprises triggering the mobile station to send a signal on a radio resource, which signal is to be received by the second base station, enabling the second base station to select a transmission parameter that limits interference for the mobile station.11-01-2012
20100234054SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING INTER CELL INTERFERENCE IN CELLULAR MOBILE SYSTEM - Provided is a technology that eliminates or decreases inter-cell interference through an inter-cell cooperation in a cellular mobile communication system. A terminal generates channel state information (CSI) with respect to a plurality of base station, and transmits the CSI to a serving cell. The serving cell shares the CSI with a cooperation cell, and determines a cooperation transmission mode that decreases interference from the cooperation cell.09-16-2010
20100234053SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR COORDINATED MULTIPOINT DOWNLINK TRANSMISSIONS - A method for determining antenna weights for use in transmitting data from a plurality of base stations to a user device is disclosed. The antenna weights are determined using an input covariance matrix (S), and the input covariance matrix is determined subject to a predetermined power constraint and a predetermined, non-zero interference constraint.09-16-2010
20120329498APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE - An apparatus and method for controlling inter-cell interference is disclosed. The user equipment for controlling inter-cell interference in a wireless communication system includes an interference level measuring module configured to measure interference levels of neighboring cells using at least one of information about the number of antennas among antennas deployed in the neighboring cells, information about indexes of the effective antennas, and information about reference signal of the neighboring cells, an interference restriction request determination module configured to compare the interference levels of the neighboring cells with a predetermined threshold and to determine whether or not UE requests an interference restriction to the neighboring cells, and a transmitter configured to transmit information about one or more neighboring cells, to which the interference restriction request will be transmitted, to a serving base station.12-27-2012
20120329497RADIO BASE STATION AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - A first radio base station (12-27-2012
20120100877SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR COORDINATED MULTIPOINT DOWNLINK TRANSMISSIONS - A method for determining antenna weights for use in transmitting data from a plurality of base stations to a user device is disclosed. The antenna weights are determined using an input covariance matrix (S), and the input covariance matrix is determined subject to a predetermined power constraint and a predetermined, non-zero interference constraint.04-26-2012
20120289267METHOD FOR INTERFERENCE ALIGNMENT IN WIRELESS NETWORK - A method for interference alignment in wireless network having 3 transmitters and 3 receivers which are equipped with M antennas is provided. The method comprising: transmitting, performed by each of the 3 transmitters, a pilot signal known to the 3 receivers; estimating, performed by each of the 3 receivers, each channel from transmitter; transmitting, performed by each of the 3 receivers, feedback information to target transmitter; and determining, performed by transmitter 2 and transmitter 3, a precoding vector; wherein a degree of freedom(DoF) of a transmitter 1 is (M/2−α), a DoF of the transmitter 2 or the transmitter 3 is M/2.11-15-2012
20130012249METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC CARRIER SELECTION FOR CELL BASE STATIONS - Apparatus and methods are disclosed for mitigating interference to radio base stations. A first base station provides a served cell that at least partially overlaps a served cell of a second base station. The first and second base stations are part of a telecommunications system. The method includes identifying at least one carrier that is preferable for the second base station to utilize for communications with at least one UE to avoid interference. The method further includes communicating an instruction message from the first base station to the second base station that instructs the second base station to use the at least one carrier for communications.01-10-2013
20120149413Reducing Interference from Dominant Interfering Neighboring Base Stations - An apparatus including a monitor configured to determine at least one dominant interfering neighbouring base station dependent on an associated at least one neighbouring base station interference parameter value and generator configured to generate at least one interference reduction request for the at least one dominant interfering neighbouring base station.06-14-2012
20120149412System and Method for Interference Control in Simultaneous Transmission Systems - A wireless apparatus comprising a first and second transmitter, a first and second receiver, and a control unit configured to monitor the first and second receivers and the first and second transmitters for dynamically determined information, wherein the control unit is further configured to select/reselect system, handover and adjust a constraint on a maximum allowable power level for each of the first and the second transmitters based at least in part on the dynamically determined information and at least in part on static information to control interference generation.06-14-2012
20120149411DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM, BASE STATION DEVICE, AND ANTENNA SELECTION CONTROL METHOD - An optimum communication mode and an optimum antenna are selected according to traffic and a radio propagation status of a terminal. With the use of traffic information between a base station and the terminal, an SISO communication or an SIMO communication is conducted if the traffic is small. It is determined whether the MIMO communication should be conducted, or not, if the traffic is large. An antenna that can exert the effect as the MIMO communication is selected by using the radio propagation channel state information between the distributed antennas of the base station and the antenna of the terminal. Also, because the selection of the antenna is changed by conducting the MIMO communication, an antenna optimum for the terminal that conducts the SISO communication or the SIMO communication is re-selected taking the interference influence on the terminal that conducts the SISO communication or the SIMO communication into account.06-14-2012
20130017850METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AN ADAPTIVE FILTER ARCHITECTURE - A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for scanning a radio frequency spectrum for an available frequency band, selecting an available frequency band in the radio frequency spectrum even if the available frequency band is affected by radio frequency interference, measuring a signal strength in portions of the available frequency band, correlating the signal strength of each portion to generate a correlation factor, detecting radio frequency interference in the available frequency band according to the correlation factor, and generating tuning coefficient data to cause the filter apparatus to substantially suppress the radio frequency interference in the available frequency band. Other embodiments are disclosed.01-17-2013
20130017849MITIGATION OF INTERNETWORK INTERFERENCE - When a device in one wireless network receives interfering transmissions from an overlapping neighboring network, the neighboring network may be notified of the interference so that non-interfering schedules can be worked out. In one embodiment, the device receiving, the interference may broadcast its own communications schedule. Device(s) in the interfering network may pick up that schedule, and pass it on to their controller, which can rearrange its own network schedule to be non-interfering. In another embodiment, the device receiving the interference may notify its own network controller with the pertinent information, and that controller may contact the controller of the interfering network to coordinate non-interfering schedules.01-17-2013
20110159900METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING BIASING CRITERIA FOR BINARY DECISIONS FOR USE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS TO ENHANCE PROTECTION - A criterion for biasing a binary decision requiring an unequal protection which utilizes a measured signal to interference ratio (SIR). The SIR may be derived from a determination of channel estimation. The SIR is compared against a threshold, the threshold being selected to bias the decision toward a not acknowledge (NACK) as opposed to an acknowledge (ACK) determination. The technique is advantageous for providing biased binary decisions for high speed downlink packets (HSDP) but may be utilized for both uplink and downlink applications.06-30-2011
20110159899OUTER LOOP POWER CONTROL FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - A base station configured for outer loop power control receives an uplink dedicated channel transmission from a wireless transmit/receive unit. The base station transmits transmit power control commands in response to the received uplink channel transmission and determines if the wireless transmit/receive unit is in a discontinuous transmission mode. The base station adjusts a target SIR based on which transmission mode for the wireless transmit/receive unit is detected. The value for the transmit power control command is derived from the adjusted target SIR.06-30-2011
20110159898Managing interference due to Low power BSs - A system and method for managing radio frequency interference of a low power base station is disclosed. The method comprises determining that the low power base station is causing substantial interference in a data link between a mobile station and a macro base station. The low power base station is identified as having a closed subscriber group (CSG) that is in CSG-Closed mode. The CSG low power base station is converted from CSG-Closed mode to a CSG-Open mode to allow the mobile station to communicate through the CSG low power base station.06-30-2011
20110159897SYSTEM AND METHOD USING RATE SPLIT SCHEME BASED ON COOPERATION BETWEEN RECEIVERS - Each of a first transmitter and a second transmitter uses a rate split scheme. Each of the first transmitter and the second transmitter may transmit at least four sub-messages, and different transmission powers may be allocated to the at least four sub-messages. Also, each of receivers may cooperate with each other, may share sub-messages that act as interferences, and may extract desired messages using the shared sub-messages.06-30-2011
20130023295METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR WIRELESS NETWORK DISCOVERY BASED ON GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION - Method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed for wireless resource sharing between heterogeneous wireless networks to enable coexistence of secondary networks. An example embodiment of the invention includes a method, comprising: receiving, at an apparatus or entity, information associated with a wireless network; determining, by the apparatus or entity, a geographic communication area and one or more geographic interference areas associated with the wireless network based on the received information; transmitting, by the apparatus or entity, a message to a destination to register the wireless network and the determined geographic communication area and one or more geographic interference areas associated with the wireless network; and receiving, by the apparatus or entity, confirmation of the registering of the wireless network at the destination and information associated with zero or more wireless networks that at least one of potentially interfere with the determined geographic communication area associated with the wireless network, or potentially experience interference caused by the determined one or more interference areas associated with the wireless network.01-24-2013
20080254818Method, Communication System and Communication Unit for Protecting Incumbent Wireless Services - The invention relates to a Method, a Communication System and an Communication Unit for protecting incumbent services whereas in the incumbent services first information is exchanged between first communication means by radio frequency transmission within a first bandwidth using a first protocol and second information is exchanged between second communication means by radio frequency transmission within a second bandwidth using a second protocol and the second bandwidth is overlapping and larger than the first bandwidth. The problem to be solved is to reduce or to eliminate an interference of secondary services to incumbent services. The problem is solved by ascertaining the presence of any first information exchange between said first communication means; transmitting a protecting information at least about the presence of a first information exchange to at least one of the second communication means; inhibiting said at least one of the second communication means to use the radio frequencies used for exchanging the first information for transmitting the second information and transmitting the second communication within a frequency range wherein the radio frequencies used for exchanging the first information for transmitting the second information are notched.10-16-2008
20130172029COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR MOBILE USERS USING ADAPTIVE ANTENNA WITH AUXILIARY ELEMENTS - A communication system communications system for communicating with mobile user terminals includes a base station having an adaptive antenna with a plurality of panels. Each of the plurality of panels are arranged to have a different field of view. Each panel has a plurality of main array antenna elements for simultaneously generating a plurality of dynamic communication beams that move with the mobile terminals and a plurality of auxiliary elements separate from the plurality of main array antenna elements used for interference cancelling signals cancelling interference between the plurality of dynamic communication beams generated by the plurality of main array elements. A gateway station is coupled to the base station. The gateway station forms a plurality of beams commands for each of the plurality of panels by communicating a plurality of control signals to the base station to form the plurality of dynamic communication beams.07-04-2013
20090191906Communication systems - A wireless communication system is comprised of multiple radio access networks—RANs—which at least partly share the same frequency spectrum. Each RAN is provided with a gateway—GW—(GW07-30-2009
20130172030COGNITIVE RADIO SENSING METHOD AND SYSTEM - The cognitive radio system and method uses a wideband chirp signal for characterization of the spectra that a mobile radio may use. A cognitive radio base station broadcasts the low power reference wideband chirp signal with bandwidth covering the sensed spectrum. At the receiver, spectral resolution in the presence of white noise is achieved by cross-correlating the chirp signal with a locally generated copy of itself (i.e., matched filtering). A Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) is applied to the output of this matched filtering. The FFT output is fed to a decision circuitry, where a threshold value is set to decide the minimum amplitude of utilized frequencies. This process eases sensing computational complexity and improves the quality of sensing, thereby offering enhanced cognition at the cognitive radio receiver.07-04-2013
20120252511RECEIVER WITH HYBRID RECEPTION ESTIMATION AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A receiver includes an antenna array that generates received signals from a first remote transmitter and a second remote transmitter, the antenna array having a beam pattern that is controllable based a control signal. A plurality of receiver sections process the received signals to generate down-converted signals. A receiver processing module, generates the control signal to control the beam pattern to a first pattern during a first time period for reception from the first remote transmitter, generates a first reception estimate based on the down-converted signals during the first time period, generates the control signal to control the beam pattern to a second pattern during a second time period for reception from the second remote transmitter, generates a second reception estimate based on the down-converted signals during the second time period, and generates inbound data based on the first reception estimate and the second reception estimate.10-04-2012
20130115988METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MITIGATING KNOWN INTERFERENCE - Systems and methods for mitigating known interference at a receiving device are provided. A signal from a transmission source is received by a receiving device that is affected by an interference source. At least one of a first pilot signal associated with the transmission source and a second pilot signal associated with the interfering source is determined. The first pilot signal includes information broadcast from the transmission source and the second pilot signal includes information broadcast from the interference source. Interference caused by the interference source is mitigated from the received signal using at least one of the first pilot signal and the second pilot signal.05-09-2013
20130115987Hybrid Approach for Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) Interference Cancellation - Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a hybrid approach for Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) Interference Cancellation (IC). In certain aspects, if the PDSCH information is known for a serving cell but not be known for interfering cell(s), a hybrid approach that involves using Codeword-level IC (CWIC) for the serving cell and using Symbol-level IC (SLIC) for the interfering cells may be used for better IC performance. The hybrid IC approach may start with a UE attempting to decode the serving cell PDSCH. If the decode is unsuccessful, the UE may perform CWIC for the serving cell followed by SLIC using the results of the CWIC stage. After the SLIC stage, the UE may attempt to decode the serving cell PDSCH again. The UE may perform multiple operations of this method until the serving cell PDSCH is successfully decoded or a maximum number of iterations is reached.05-09-2013
20130115986METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PARTIAL INTERFERENCE REDUCTION WITHIN WIRELESS NETWORKS - Methods and apparatus that enable one or more wireless networks to minimize inter-cellular interference (ICI) at a receiver. In one embodiment, the network comprises an OFDM-based cellular network, and the method comprises utilizing a priori knowledge of non-data portions of signals from multiple base stations in order to schedule transmissions. In one variant, these non-data portions comprise pilot tones; the pilot tones can be scheduled onto various time-frequency resources of the network so as to minimize ICI. The mobility context of the receiver can also be used as a basis for dynamically adjusting the pilot tone density. In another variant, precoding (e.g., Tomlinson-Harashima precoding) can be applied to “shape” the non-data portions of the transmitted signals so as to mitigate ICI. In yet other variants, frame preambles and learning sequences are used as the basis for invoking selective transmission time shifts across the potentially interfering base stations so as to minimize ICI.05-09-2013
20130095870UPLINK NOISE MINIMIZATION - A method and apparatus for controlling uplink signal power in a distributed antenna system 04-18-2013
20130095869Uplink Switched Antenna Transmit Diversity Method and Apparatus - A first wireless communication device is in communication with a second wireless communication device over an uplink communication link from the first wireless communication device to the second wireless communication device. Adaptive uplink antenna switching is performed at the first wireless communication device by switching between at least two antennas at the first wireless communication device in accordance with at least one antenna switching parameter to support the uplink communication link, determining whether each antenna switch is successful or unsuccessful and accumulating a history of successful and unsuccessful antenna switches. The at least one antenna switching parameter is modified based on the accumulated history of successful and unsuccessful antenna switches.04-18-2013
20130115985BEAMFORMING COORDINATION IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS - Technology for spatial domain beamforming coordination at a low power node (LPN) in a heterogeneous network (HetNet) is disclosed. One method can include the LPN collecting spatial feedback information of macro node interference from a plurality of wireless devices in a LPN cell. The LPN can compile the spatial feedback information into a spatial feedback report. The LPN can send the spatial feedback report from the LPN to a macro node for calculating a beamforming vector to reduce the macro node interference for the plurality of wireless devices in the LPN cell.05-09-2013
20130115984SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING SPECTRUM RESOURCES - A central registration system provides channel maps of available spectrum channels to radio devices. The channel map indicates relative noise floor amounts among the available channels. For this purpose, an amount of predicted interference caused by high-power protected transmitters on each channel available to the requesting radio device for wireless communications is determined, where interference from primary channel and out-of-band emissions of the transmitters is considered.05-09-2013
20130102341COGNITIVE TRANSMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM - A cognitive radio transmission control system that controls the physical layer protocol based on algorithm feedback from receivers is disclosed.04-25-2013
20130102340SURROUNDING CELL MONITORING METHOD - A surrounding cell monitoring method is applied in a mobile terminal wirelessly communicating with a first cell through a first target channel. The surrounding cell monitoring method includes the steps of: determining whether adjacent channel interference (ACI) of the target channel exists; determining whether a first power level of the adjacent channel is greater than a second power level of the target channel by a threshold difference when the ACI exists, when the ACI does exist; determining whether an adjacent BSIC of the adjacent channel can be decoded when the first power level is greater than the second power level by the threshold difference; and skipping an operation of decoding a target BSIC of the target channel when the adjacent BSIC of the adjacent channel can be decoded successfully.04-25-2013
20130130731METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSCEIVING CHANNEL TRANSMIT POWER INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Disclosed are a method and apparatus for transceiving channel transmit power information in a wireless communication system. According to one embodiment of the present invention, transmit power information for the channel available for the device which operates in a television band may be signaled for each individual channel.05-23-2013
20110218002APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK INTERFERENCE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and a method for controlling uplink interference in a wireless communication system. The method for controlling the uplink interference includes determining at least one interference signal power threshold determined by at least one neighbor Base Station (BS). The method also includes determining a transmit power offset for at least one serviced Mobile Station (MS) using the at least one interference signal power threshold. The method further includes sending the transmit power offset for the at least one MS to the at least one MS.09-08-2011
20110212739Enhanced Estimation of Uplink Interference Coupling - Uplink interference coupling is estimated between a first cell and a second cell by adjusting downlink interference coupling between the cells at least according to user equipment UE transmit power per physical resource block PRB. This estimated uplink interference coupling is used to decide whether to take a component carrier into use in the first cell. In various embodiments: the uplink interference coupling is estimated by adjusting the downlink interference coupling according to transmit power per PRB of a first UE in the first cell and transmit power per PRB of a second UE in the second cell; and by further adjusting the downlink interference coupling according to path losses of the first and second UEs; and the transmit power per PRB as well as the path loss of the second UE is determined from signaling received in the first cell from the second UE operating in the second cell.09-01-2011
20080200195Multi-Mode Control Station, Radio Communication System, Radio Station, and Radio Communication Control Method - The overall throughput of the radio communication traffic in a radio communication area in a radio communication environment where a plurality of types of radio communication systems are mixedly used in a neighboring radio communication area is improved. When a multi-mode control station (08-21-2008
20110250911NOISE PADDING TECHNIQUES IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS - A method of wireless communication includes detecting uplink interference in a received uplink transmission of a user equipment. The received uplink transmission is padded with noise based on the detected interference and also based on a frequency domain partition, whether a subframe is protected, and/or a user equipment type.10-13-2011
20130150104COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING DATA - According to one aspect of this disclosure, a communication terminal is provided comprising a receiver configured to receive pilot information from a first transmitter via a pilot channel; a controller configured to control the receiver to receive, during a predetermined period, pilot information from a second transmitter; and a channel estimator, configured to provide an estimation of transmission characteristics between the communication terminal and the first transmitter for receiving data from the first transmitter over the communication connection during the predetermined period based on other information about the transmission characteristics between the communication terminal and the first transmitter than the pilot information which is sent by the first transmitter via the pilot channel during the predetermined period.06-13-2013
20130150105METHOD FOR RECEIVING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - According to one aspect of this disclosure, a method for receiving information is provided, the method comprising determining whether there is a conflict between the reception of first information by a communication terminal from a first base station and the reception of second information by the communication terminal and depending on the result of the determination, controlling a receiver of the communication terminal to receive the first information from a second base station.06-13-2013
20130150106Interference Management In Wireless Communication Networks - A scheme to reduce the problem of radio interference between wireless devices such as MTC devices in a multi-RAT scenario. Wireless devices are configured (S06-13-2013
20130184019FREQUENCY DOMAIN INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION AND EQUALIZATION FOR DOWNLINK CELLULAR SYSTEMS - Methods and apparatus are described for interference cancellation of interference components of a time domain signal in the frequency domain. A communications device receives a time domain sequence and generates overlapping time domain segments from the time domain sequence. The overlapping time domain segments are then converted to the frequency domain to generate frequency domain representations of the overlapping time domain segments. The frequency domain representations are stored in a residual memory, and interference components are directly removed from the frequency domain representations stored in the residual memory in the frequency domain.07-18-2013
20100317385Method and System for Mitigating Inter-Cell Interference - A method for processing transmission power level related data includes obtaining channel gain data from at least a served first user equipment and providing performance related data for at least the served first user equipment. The method also includes obtaining determined transmission power level data per group of resource blocks, as determined at a super frame level, and providing transmission power related pilot signals to the served first user equipment. Additionally the method includes obtaining channel quality related information from at least the served first user equipment and adapting the transmission power level per resource block on the frame level, wherein adapting the transmission power level comprises altering the determined transmission power level as determined per group of resource blocks at the super frame level, in dependence on the obtained channel quality related information related to at least the served first user equipment and the obtained channel gain data.12-16-2010
20100317384WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS BASE STATION, METHOD OF CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION OF COMMON PILOT SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM - In a wireless communication system that includes wireless base station (12-16-2010
20100317383METHOD OF OPTIMAL DATA TRANSMISSION FOR IMPROVING DATA TRANSMISSION RATE IN MULTI-HOP WIRELESS NETWORK - There is provided a method for optimal data transmission for improving a data transmission rate of a node with variable transmission power in a multi-hop wireless network, the method including the steps of: obtaining channel state information about a current wireless channel of the node; calculating a carrier sensing range in the number of hops using the obtained channel state information, a target signal-to-interference ratio, and a contention window size in order to minimize data collision; calculating the number of nodes attempting data transmission based on signals received from neighbor nodes, the number of the nodes attempting data transmission being the number of contention nodes; and setting transmission power adaptively according to the calculated carrier sensing range value and the contention node numbers and transmitting data with the set of transmission power.12-16-2010
20100317382NETWORK ACCESS METHOD IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL SUPPORTING THE SAME - With regard to any nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence disclosed in the international application and necessary to the claimed invention, the international search was carried out on the basis of:12-16-2010
20120282960Interference Control - When it is determined that a first estimate of the total level of interference towards transmissions associated with a first access node from transmissions associated with other access nodes exceeds a predetermined target maximum value; then in dependence on the extent to which said first estimate exceeds said target maximum value, selecting one or more of said other access nodes to which to make a request to reduce the transmission power of interfering transmissions, and/or selecting an amount by which to request any one or more of said other access nodes to reduce the transmission power of interfering transmissions.11-08-2012
20130157704MOBILE STATION APPARATUS AND SIGNAL DETECTION AND CHANNEL ESTIMATION METHOD - To cancel interference from the other cells and improve throughput characteristics without needing complicated processing, provided are a reception section that receives a reception signal including signal components from a plurality of base station apparatuses (BSs), and a signal detection and channel estimation section (06-20-2013
20130157705SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNAL BY USING INTERFERENCE CONTROL METHOD AND/OR TRANSMISSION POWER CONTROL METHOD - Provided are a signal transmission method and a network apparatus to control interference in a radio communication network. A terminal may transmit to the network apparatus, signal quality information associated with a radio channel formed between the terminal and a corresponding base station. The corresponding base station may output a signal received by the plurality of terminals, based on the signal quality information.06-20-2013
20130184018INTERCELL FREQUENCY OFFSET COMPENSATION FOR FREQUENCY DOMAIN INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION AND EQUALIZATION FOR DOWNLINK CELLULAR SYSTEMS - Methods and apparatus are described for interference cancellation of interference components of a time domain signal in the frequency domain. A time domain sequence is received, and a plurality of overlapping time domain segments is generated from the time domain sequence. Frequency offset compensation to compensate for frequency offset associated with a serving cell is performed in the time domain, and the overlapping time domain segments are then converted to the frequency domain. Additional frequency offset compensation may be performed to compensation for the frequency offset associated with interfering cells.07-18-2013
20130184020WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A wireless communication device includes first wireless communication unit 07-18-2013
20110306371WIRELESS BASE STATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD - A reception quality information obtaining unit obtains reception quality information indicating reception quality of each of a plurality of antennas at predetermined intervals. A reception quality variation trend recognition unit recognizes a variation trend of a value in relation to reception quality of each of the antennas obtained. A correlation determination unit determines a degree of correlation between the antennas based on the variation trend of the value in relation to the reception quality of each of the antennas recognized. An antenna selection unit selects at least two antennas to be used for wireless communication, based on the degree of correlation between the antennas determined by the correlation determination unit .12-15-2011
20110312356METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR ESTIMATING CHANNELS - A method, an apparatus and a system for estimating channels are disclosed. A method for estimating channels includes: receiving downlink signals inclusive of reference signals from two or more Access Points (APs), where the relative frequency shift between reference signals sent by different APs is zero; and performing channel estimation according to the reference signals. Another method for estimating channels includes: receiving downlink signals inclusive of reference signals from two or more APs, where for a first AP and a second AP among the two or more APs, a specific time-frequency lattice in the downlink signals sent by the first AP does not include data signal, and the specific time-frequency lattice corresponds to a time-frequency lattice utilized by the second AP to send a reference signal; and performing channel estimation according to the reference signals. The technical solution disclosed herein eliminates the interference between the reference signal and the data signal, enables the UE to estimate the channel value between the UE and the cooperative APs accurately, and improves the UE performance.12-22-2011
20110312355METHOD OF CANCELLING INTERFERENCE IN SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNALS - The present invention provides a method of interference cancellation. Embodiments of the method may include removing one or more first reference signals from a signal received by a first base station to form a modified signal. The signal includes a superposition first reference signal(s) transmitted by first user equipment served by the first base station and one or more second reference signals transmitted by second user equipment served by a second base station. The method may also include extracting the second reference signal(s) from the modified signal and determining a timing delay between the second user equipment and the first base station using the extracted second reference signal(s).12-22-2011
20130190025VEHICLE-MOUNTED DEVICE AND CONGESTION CONTROL METHOD - The invention has the object of avoiding congestion while reducing differences between parameters for communication among vehicles. The vehicle-mounted device performing communication by radio signals with predetermined vehicle-mounted devices respectively equipped in a plurality of vehicles includes: a radio unit detecting radio signals to measure congestion level; a processor receiving, from each of the predetermined vehicle-mounted devices, a value of, among parameters relating to communication of the predetermined vehicle-mounted devices, a predetermined parameter for which the degree of contribution to congestion increases with increase in the value of the predetermined parameter; and a controller decreasing, when the congestion level measured by the radio unit exceeds a predetermined threshold value, the value of the predetermined parameter of its own device if the value of the predetermined parameter of its own device is greater than the average of the values of the predetermined parameter received at the processor.07-25-2013
20130190024BASE STATION, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF UPLINK INTERFERENCE COORDINATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNCIATION - A macro base station includes a communication prohibited period setting unit of setting an uplink communication prohibited period to a user equipment belonging to the base station, and prohibits an uplink communication from the user equipment to a wireless communication base station per se during the uplink communication prohibited period. The user equipments belonging to the wireless communication base station per se and the second base station are divided into plural groups, and the uplink communication prohibited period is set to different time periods for the respective groups. Thereby, a communication characteristic is prohibited from being deteriorated at the second base station by an interference affected with the second base station separately from the first base station by the user equipment communicating with the first base station in the uplink communication.07-25-2013
20120289266COGNITIVE RADIO BASE STATION AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF IN MULTI-USER MULTIPLE-INPUT MULTIPLE OUTPUT COGNITIVE RADIO NETWORK SYSTEM - A communication method for a cognitive radio (CR) base station in a multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) CR communication system including the CR base station and CR terminals, may include calculating, from an interference channel, an orthogonal projection matrix to be used for removing interference on a primary user through use of a zero forcing (ZF) processing scheme, and obtaining a beamforming weight vector for each of the CR terminals, through use of the orthogonal projection matrix.11-15-2012
20120021788METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDOVER OF DEVICE TO MITIGATE UPLINK INTERFERENCE IN FEMTOCELL DEPLOYMENTS - Methods and apparatuses are provided for determining whether to handover a device to mitigate uplink interference while achieving acceptable uplink service quality in a wireless network. One or more parameters related to a device can be evaluated to determine whether to handover the device, such as a number of transmission power reports received from the device over a period of time, a frame error rate, setpoint, or power control commands related to the uplink of the device, a received pilot signal strength at the device, an uplink throughput or buffer size at the device, etc., from which transmit power information of the device can be inferred for determining whether the device potentially interferes with access points or devices. Based on the one or more parameters, an access point can determine whether handing over the device may mitigate such uplink interference while ensuring uplink service quality, and accordingly handover the device.01-26-2012
20120021787COMMUNICATION METHOD SUPERVISED BY AN INTERFERENCE CLASSIFICATION - The present invention relates to a communication method supervised by an interference classification. For two couples of transmitting and receiving terminals having communications using the same radio resources and interfering with each other, a partition of the interference diagram into a plurality of distinct zones is determined, each zone corresponding to a particular processing. For an operating point of the transmitting and receiving terminals, the zone in which this point is located is determined, and the processing associated with that zone is performed in at least one of the receiving terminals.01-26-2012
20120028663INTERFERENCE IDENTIFICATION AND MITIGATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION - Interference in a wireless communication system receiver, such as at a base station, is identified based on monitoring automatic gain control (AGC) events. AGC statistics in combination with base band processing are used to identify the interference. Performance degradation is evaluated, and interference mitigation solutions are proposed based on the identified interference. Mitigation solutions include IRC, scheduling restrictions, and filter modifications including replacement of filters.02-02-2012
20130196700Non-Orthogonal Transmit Mode - A first user equipment UE operating in a first/strong transmission mode determines that a second UE is operating in a second/weak mode and is allocated a same radio resource as the first UE. The first UE determines a transport format for transmissions to the second UE and uses that to decode and cancel a transmission received on the radio resource which is directed to the second UE, mitigating interference with a further transmission directed to the first UE. Various examples are given of specific resource allocation signaling used to determine that the second UE is operating in the second mode and is allocated the same radio resource, such as implicitly by a specific downlink control indication format or an explicit indication in a resource allocation directed to the first UE. The first UE can determine the transport format of the second UE from network signaling.08-01-2013
20130196701Downlink Inter-Cell Interference Cancellation with Cell Aggregation Coordinated Multi-Point - A method includes receiving at a user equipment from a network access node a temporary identifier associated with an interference cancellation group to which the user equipment is assigned; decoding a control channel using the temporary identifier to determine a downlink resource allocation for the user equipment and to determine a downlink resource allocation for at least one other user equipment assigned to the same interference cancellation group; and receiving a downlink signal in accordance with the determined downlink resource allocation for the user equipment while canceling interference from the downlink signal that is associated with the at least one other user equipment by using the determined downlink resource allocation for the at least one other user equipment. Apparatus for performing the method are also disclosed.08-01-2013
20120058789PROBABILISTIC INTERFERENCE MITIGATION FOR WIRELESS CELLULAR NETWORKS - An interference mitigation system randomizes transmissions to cell-edge users by carefully controlling the probability of transmission to these users, thereby creating a virtual fractional frequency system that does not require extensive frequency management and coordination across the network. In some embodiments, the interference mitigation system identifies severely interfered links and reduces the probability of transmission on these links, with the result being a reduced probability of interference.03-08-2012
20130203453APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POWER TO MITIGATE INTERFERENCE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and a method for controlling power in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes receiving interference information comprising a resource usage rate, from at least one neighboring BS, calculating a throughput variance amount, which is expected if the serving BS changes power, experienced by the at least one neighboring BS, by using the interference information, calculating a throughput variance amount, which is expected if the serving BS changes power, of at least one Mobile Station (MS) having access to the serving BS, and controlling power for the at least one MS by using the throughput variance amount experienced by the at least one neighboring BS and the throughput variance amount of the at least one MS. The interference information represents a throughput variance amount generated in the at least one neighboring BS when the serving BS changes the power.08-08-2013
20120094702RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD AND BASE STATION - When DFFR is performed in a heterogeneous environment in which a pico base station coexists in the area of a macro base station and when the pico base station judges that, based on the received-signal quality report result from a mobile terminal, the macro base station causes interference to the pico base station, the pico base station reports an interference power threshold to be notified to the macro base station based on the transmission power setting value of the macro base station, the transmission power setting value of the pico base station, and the estimated interference amount calculated from the scan report result. The macro base station transmits a result of comparison between the transmission powers of multiple frequency resources and the interference power threshold, to the pico base station and the pico base station selects a frequency resource, unlikely to be affected by interference.04-19-2012

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