US Patent No. 10,716,128

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS


Patent No. 10,716,128
Issue Date July 14, 2020
Title Communication Method And Communication Apparatus
Inventorship Zukang Shen, Beijing (CN)
Yan Cheng, Beijing (CN)
Hao Sun, Beijing (CN)
Assignee HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD., Shenzhen (CN)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,716,128

1. A communication method, comprising:determining, by a terminal device, a resource for a physical uplink control channel, wherein
the physical uplink control channel carries a first encoded bit sequence and a second encoded bit sequence,
the first encoded bit sequence corresponding to first uplink control information,
the second encoded bit sequence corresponding to second uplink control information,
the first uplink control information comprising a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK) and/or first channel state information (CSI), and
the second uplink control information comprising second CSI, wherein
the resource comprises N orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol sets,
the N OFDM symbol sets comprises M OFDM symbols in total in a slot, 4<=M<=14, and
each of the OFDM symbol sets comprises one or more OFDM symbols;
determining, by the terminal device from the N OFDM symbols sets, a j quantity of OFDM symbol sets for carrying the first encoded bit sequence based on a quantity of bits in the first encoded bit sequence, a maximum quantity of bits that can be carried in one OFDM symbol, and a quantity of symbols in at least one OFDM symbol set, such that the quantity of bits in the first encoded bit sequence is less than a maximum quantity of bits that can be carried in all OFDM symbols in the j OFDM symbol sets, wherein
the first encoded bit sequence is carried only in OFDM symbols in the j OFDM symbol sets, N is a positive integer, and j is a positive integer less than or equal to N, wherein
if N=2, the N OFDM symbols sets comprises a first OFDM symbol set and a second OFDM symbol set, the first symbol set comprises OFDM symbols next to one or more OFDM symbols carrying DMRS, the second symbol set comprises OFDM symbols second next to the one or more OFDM symbols carrying the DMRS, and the j OFDM sets are the first j OFDM symbol sets in the N OFDM symbols sets; or
if N=3, the N OFDM symbols sets comprises a first OFDM symbol set, a second OFDM symbol set, and the third OFDM symbol set, the first symbol set comprises OFDM symbols next to one or more OFDM symbols carrying DMRS, the second symbol set comprises OFDM symbols second next to the one or more OFDM symbols carrying the DMRS, the third symbol set comprises OFDM symbols third next to the one or more OFDM symbols carrying the DMRS, and the j OFDM sets are the first j OFDM symbol sets in the N OFDM symbols sets; and
sending, by the terminal device, on the resource for the physical uplink control channel, a signal that is generated based on the first uplink control information and the second uplink control information.