US 11,057,254 B2
Control fields for null data packet feedback reports
Laurent Cariou, Portland, OR (US); and Yaron Alpert, Hod Hasharoni (IL)
Assigned to Intel IP Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Appl. No. 16/474,145
Filed by Intel IP Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (US)
PCT Filed Oct. 26, 2017, PCT No. PCT/US2017/058438
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jun. 27, 2019,
PCT Pub. No. WO2018/156211, PCT Pub. Date Aug. 30, 2018.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/463,985, filed on Feb. 27, 2017.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/461,643, filed on Feb. 21, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0349232 A1, Nov. 14, 2019
Int. Cl. H04L 27/26 (2006.01); H04L 5/00 (2006.01); H04W 80/02 (2009.01); H04W 84/12 (2009.01); H04W 88/10 (2009.01)
CPC H04L 27/2613 (2013.01) [H04L 5/0053 (2013.01); H04L 5/0094 (2013.01); H04W 80/02 (2013.01); H04W 84/12 (2013.01); H04W 88/10 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus of a station, the apparatus comprising: memory; and
processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the processing circuitry configured to:
decode a media access control (MAC) protocol data unit (MPDU) comprising an A-control field of type null data packet (NDP) feedback report poll, the A-control field of type NDP feedback report poll comprising a feedback type field, a bandwidth field, a spatial stream allocation field, and a starting association identification (AID);
determine whether the station is scheduled to respond to the A-control field of type NDP feedback report poll;
if the station is scheduled to respond to the A-control field of type NDP feedback report poll, determine based on an association identification of the station a value of the bandwidth field, a value of the spatial stream allocation field, and a value of the starting AID, a resource unit (RU) comprising a number of tones on which to transmit the response to the feedback type, and configure the station to transmit a response to a feedback type indicated by a value of the feedback type field on the RU.