US 10,462,806 B2
Methods and apparatuses for dynamic beam pair determination
Jun Zhu, San Diego, CA (US); and Raghu Narayan Challa, San Diego, CA (US)
Assigned to QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on Dec. 13, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/841,211.
Prior Publication US 2019/0182852 A1, Jun. 13, 2019
Int. Cl. H04W 72/12 (2009.01); H04W 72/02 (2009.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04B 7/0408 (2017.01); H04W 72/00 (2009.01); H04B 7/06 (2006.01); H04B 7/08 (2006.01); H04W 72/08 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 72/1231 (2013.01) [H04B 7/0408 (2013.01); H04B 7/0695 (2013.01); H04B 7/088 (2013.01); H04W 72/005 (2013.01); H04W 72/02 (2013.01); H04W 72/046 (2013.01); H04W 72/048 (2013.01); H04B 7/0691 (2013.01); H04W 72/082 (2013.01); H04W 72/085 (2013.01)] 30 Claims
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1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (UE) capable of millimeter wave (mmW) communication with a serving base station, comprising:
iteratively performing, until a predetermined number of synchronization cycles is reached, a process comprising:
selecting one from a plurality of Transmit (Tx)-Receive (Rx) beam pairs between the UE and the serving base station based at least in part on a scheduling opportunity value of each Tx-Rx beam pair of the plurality of Tx-Tx beam pairs that has not been measured for a current synchronization period; and
measuring a strength of the selected Tx-Rx beam pair between the UE and the serving base station; and
determining a new serving Tx-Rx beam pair between the UE and the serving base station based on cumulative strengths of the plurality of Tx-Rx beam pairs.