US 10,893,531 B2
Resource element allocation
Giovanni Geraci, Dublin (IE); David Lopez-Perez, Dublin (IE); and Holger Claussen, Dublin (IE)
Assigned to Nokia Technologies Oy, Espoo (FI)
Appl. No. 16/329,432
Filed by Nokia Technologies Oy, Espoo (FI)
PCT Filed Sep. 13, 2017, PCT No. PCT/EP2017/073039
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Feb. 28, 2019,
PCT Pub. No. WO2018/050703, PCT Pub. Date Mar. 22, 2018.
Claims priority of application No. 16188819 (EP), filed on Sep. 14, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2019/0254044 A1, Aug. 15, 2019
Int. Cl. H04W 4/00 (2018.01); H04W 72/12 (2009.01); H04B 7/0452 (2017.01); H04L 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC H04W 72/121 (2013.01) [H04B 7/0452 (2013.01); H04L 5/0005 (2013.01); H04L 5/005 (2013.01); H04L 5/0044 (2013.01); H04W 72/1231 (2013.01); H04L 5/0023 (2013.01); H04L 5/0085 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of allocating frame resource elements in a fixed duration frame structure wireless communication network, said method comprising:
determining respective channel estimates associated with respective ones of a plurality of user equipment to be scheduled in a given fixed duration frame having a fixed duration frame structure;
assessing whether a respective validity time associated with a respective channel estimate of a respective user equipment of the plurality of user equipment is current or has expired; and
allocating respective frame resource elements within said fixed duration frame to channel estimation if, according to said assessing, said respective validity time has expired and allocating said respective frame resources to data transmission if, according to said assessing, said respective validity time has not expired.