US Patent No. 10,117,243

METHOD FOR ACQUIRING RESOURCE REGION INFORMATION FOR PHICH AND METHOD OF RECEIVING PDCCH


Patent No. 10,117,243
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Method For Acquiring Resource Region Information For Phich And Method Of Receiving Pdcch
Inventorship Joon Kui Ahn, Seoul (KR)
Bong Hoe Kim, Seoul (KR)
Young Woo Yun, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Ki Jun Kim, Seoul (KR)
Jung Hoon Lee, Seoul (KR)
Dae Won Lee, Seoul (KR)
Dong Youn Seo, Seoul (KR)
Dong Wook Roh, Seoul (KR)
Suk Hyon Yoon, Seoul (KR)
Assignee LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,243

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) to receive a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) signal transmitted from a base station (BS) via a specific resource region, the method comprising:receiving a physical broadcast channel (PBCH) signal comprising:
first information related to a system bandwidth,
second information related to a specific constant for physical hybrid ARQ indicator channel (PHICH), and
third information related to a duration of PHICH,
wherein the duration of PHICH indicates a number of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols to which a PHICH is mapped;
obtaining a value by multiplying a number of resource blocks according to the system bandwidth by the specific constant for PHICH;
determining a resource region used for PHICH transmission based on the obtained value and the duration of PHICH; and
receiving the PDCCH signal from the BS via the specific resource region for downlink control information,
wherein the specific resource region is determined among resource regions not being used for the PHICH transmission, and
wherein the specific resource region is within a resource region having a prescribed number of OFDM symbols that is equal to or greater than the number of OFDM symbols corresponding to the duration of PHICH in a time domain starting from a first OFDM symbol of each subframe.