US Patent No. 10,893,531

RESOURCE ELEMENT ALLOCATION


Patent No. 10,893,531
Issue Date January 12, 2021
Title Resource Element Allocation
Inventorship Giovanni Geraci, Dublin (IE)
David Lopez-Perez, Dublin (IE)
Holger Claussen, Dublin (IE)
Assignee Nokia Technologies Oy, Espoo (FI)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,893,531

1. A method of allocating frame resource elements in a fixed duration frame structure wireless communication network, said method comprising:determining respective channel estimates associated with respective ones of a plurality of user equipment to be scheduled in a given fixed duration frame having a fixed duration frame structure;
assessing whether a respective validity time associated with a respective channel estimate of a respective user equipment of the plurality of user equipment is current or has expired; and
allocating respective frame resource elements within said fixed duration frame to channel estimation if, according to said assessing, said respective validity time has expired and allocating said respective frame resources to data transmission if, according to said assessing, said respective validity time has not expired.