US Patent No. 10,660,139

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD USING TXOP AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL USING SAME


Patent No. 10,660,139
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Wireless Communication Method Using Txop And Wireless Communication Terminal Using Same
Inventorship Woojin Ahn, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Juhyung Son, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Geonjung Ko, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Jinsam Kwak, Gyeonggi-do (KR)
Assignee WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY INC., Gyeonggi-Do (KR) SK TELE...

Claim of US Patent No. 10,660,139

1. A wireless communication terminal that wirelessly communicates, the wireless communication terminal comprising:a transceiver for transmitting and receiving a wireless signal; and
a processor for processing the wireless signal,
wherein the processor is configured to:
perform a transmission based on a transmission opportunity (TXOP) limit which is a maximum value of a TXOP, which is a time interval in which a wireless communication terminal has a right to initiate a frame exchange sequence in a wireless medium,
transmit a Null Data Packet Announcement (NDPA) frame informing that a sounding protocol sequence is initiated,
transmit a Null Data Packet (NDP) frame after a predetermined time from when the NDPA is transmitted,
transmit a Beamforming Report Poll (BRP) trigger frame to one or more other wireless communication terminals after the predetermined time from when the NDP frame is transmitted, wherein the BRP trigger frame triggers simultaneous transmission of feedback frames from the one or more other wireless communication terminals, and
when the wireless communication terminal transmits the NDPA frame, the NDP frame, and the BRP trigger frame within the TXOP limit, receive at least one of the feedback frames from the one or more other wireless communication terminals exceeding the TXOP limit, wherein the at least one of the feedback frames is transmitted after the predetermined time from when the BRP trigger frame is received,
wherein each of the feedback frames indicates a state of a channel measured using the NDP frame by a transmitter of the each of the feedback frames and is to be used for a Multi Input Multi Output (MIMO) transmission to the transmitter of the each of the feedback frames or is to be used for a beamforming transmission to the transmitter of the each of the feedback frames.