US Patent No. 10,973,072

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING BEAMFORMING TRANSMISSION


Patent No. 10,973,072
Issue Date April 06, 2021
Title Method And Device For Controlling Beamforming Transmission
Inventorship Jaewon Kang, Suwon-si (KR)
Hojoong Kwon, Suwon-si (KR)
Myungkwang Byun, Suwon-si (KR)
Daekyu Shin, Suwon-si (KR)
Seungjoo Maeng, Suwon-si (KR)
June Moon, Suwon-si (KR)
Myonghee Park, Suwon-si (KR)
Kiseob Hong, Suwon-si (KR)
Assignee Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si (KR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,973,072

1. A method for performing beamforming by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:obtaining transmission time proportions allocated to each of a plurality of beam directions based on a first number of in-coverage active user equipments (UEs) belonging to each beam direction and a second number of extended-coverage active UEs; and
performing beamforming to send control information in each of the plurality of beam directions based on the obtained transmission time proportions,
wherein the transmission time proportions are determined in proportion to the second number of extended-coverage active UEs belonging to each beam direction, and
wherein the transmission time proportion allocated to a first beam direction from among the plurality of beam directions is determined based on a ratio of a third number of extended-coverage active UEs belonging to the first beam direction to a sum of the first number of in-coverage active UEs belonging to each beam direction.