US 11,658,855 B2
Positioning reference signal muting patterns
Guttorm Ringstad Opshaug, Redwood City, CA (US); Alexandros Manolakos, Escondido, CA (US); Sven Fischer, Nuremberg (DE); Sony Akkarakaran, Poway, CA (US); Arash Mirbagheri, San Diego, CA (US); and Gokul Sridharan, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Assigned to QUALCOMM INCORPORATED, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed by QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)
Filed on Nov. 9, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/92,961.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/936,465, filed on Nov. 16, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2021/0152410 A1, May 20, 2021
Int. Cl. H04W 24/10 (2009.01); H04L 27/26 (2006.01); H04L 5/00 (2006.01); H04W 64/00 (2009.01); G01S 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 27/2613 (2013.01) [G01S 5/0036 (2013.01); H04L 5/0051 (2013.01); H04L 27/2607 (2013.01); H04W 24/10 (2013.01); H04W 64/00 (2013.01)] 52 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, at a transmission/reception point (TRP), of producing a positioning reference signal muting pattern, the method comprising:
obtaining, at the TRP, one or more positioning reference signal criteria, the one or more positioning reference signal criteria regarding at least one of positioning reference signal transmission or positioning reference signal reception; and
producing, at the TRP, the positioning reference signal muting pattern such that the positioning reference signal muting pattern meets the one or more positioning reference signal criteria;
wherein the one or more positioning reference signal criteria specify a muting pattern parameter indicative of a characteristic of muting and non-muting indicated by the positioning reference signal muting pattern.