(19)
(11)EP 2 332 297 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
03.10.2018 Bulletin 2018/40

(21)Application number: 09791274.5

(22)Date of filing:  07.08.2009
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
H04W 72/12(2009.01)
H04L 12/835(2013.01)
H04L 12/801(2013.01)
H04W 72/10(2009.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/US2009/053111
(87)International publication number:
WO 2010/017454 (11.02.2010 Gazette  2010/06)

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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPORTING A BUFFER STATUS

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM MELDEN EINES PUFFERSTATUS

PROCÉDÉ ET APPAREIL POUR RENDRE COMPTE D'UN ÉTAT DE MÉMOIRE-TAMPON


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 08.08.2008 US 87424 P

(43)Date of publication of application:
15.06.2011 Bulletin 2011/24

(73)Proprietor: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
Wilmington, DE 19809 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • MARINIER, Paul
    Brossard Québec J4X 2J7 (CA)
  • PANI, Diana
    Montreal Québec H3H 2N8 (CA)
  • CAVE, Christopher, R.
    Montreal Québec H9A 3J2 (CA)
  • TERRY, Stephen, E.
    Northport NY 11768 (US)

(74)Representative: AWA Sweden AB 
P.O. Box 45086
104 30 Stockholm
104 30 Stockholm (SE)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A1- 1 883 190
  
  • NOKIA CORPORATION ET AL: "Enhanced Uplink for CELL_FACH in 25.321" 3GPP DRAFT; R2-081774, 3RD GENERATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECT (3GPP), MOBILE COMPETENCE CENTRE ; 650, ROUTE DES LUCIOLES ; F-06921 SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS CEDEX ; FRANCE, vol. RAN WG2, no. Shenzhen, China; 20080325, 25 March 2008 (2008-03-25), XP050139480 [retrieved on 2008-03-25]
  • INTERDIGITAL: "Happy Bit Setting with Improved L2 for UL" 3GPP DRAFT; R2-083374, 3RD GENERATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECT (3GPP), MOBILE COMPETENCE CENTRE ; 650, ROUTE DES LUCIOLES ; F-06921 SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS CEDEX ; FRANCE, vol. RAN WG2, no. Warsaw, Poland; 20080624, 24 June 2008 (2008-06-24), XP050140772 [retrieved on 2008-06-24]
  
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Description

FIELD OF INVENTION



[0001] This application is related to wireless communications.

BACKGROUND



[0002] Enhancements to layer 2 (L2) protocols, (i.e., medium access control (MAC) and radio link control (RLC)), for the high speed uplink packet access (HSUPA) have been introduced into the third generation partnership project (3GPP) Release 8. These enhancements allow better support of high data rates by introducing flexible RLC protocol data unit (PDU) sizes along with segmentation capabilities at the MAC layer of the wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). MAC-i/is sub-layer, (MAC entity for handling enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH)), includes a segmentation entity per logical channel identity. If a dedicated channel MAC (MAC-d) PDU or a common channel MAC (MAC-c) PDU does not fit into the available transport block space, the MAC-i/is entity segments the MAC-d or MAC-c PDU and stores the remaining segment in the segmentation entity.

[0003] Since the introduction of the HSUPA in the 3GPP Release 6, mechanisms have been introduced to help the Node B scheduler assess the uplink data rate that the WTRU requires and assist the Node B to get a better view of the amount of system resources needed by the WTRU and the amount of resources the Node B can actually make use of. One of these mechanisms is scheduling information (SI) that may be included into a MAC-e or MAC-i PDU. The scheduling information includes a total E-DCH buffer status (TEBS) field which identifies the amount of data in number of bytes that is available for transmission and retransmission in the RLC layer. The scheduling information also indicates a highest priority logical channel (HLID) with available data, the highest priority logical channel buffer status (HLBS), and the UE power headroom (UPH). The total length of the scheduling information is 18 bits for frequency division duplex (FDD). For time division duplex (TDD) the scheduling information further includes a field to assist the Node B with estimation of the degree of inter-cell interference a WTRU will generate.

[0004] The scheduling information reporting is triggered according to a number of different triggering mechanisms that are dependent on the value of the serving grant and the TEBS. The scheduling information reporting is triggered if the serving grant is equal to "zero" or all HARQ processes are deactivated, and the TEBS becomes larger than zero. The scheduling information reporting may be triggered periodically, which is configured by RRC. Two different periodic triggers, (i.e., timers), may be configured for two cases. In the case where the serving grant is zero or all processes are deactivated, and TEBS is larger than zero, T_SING is the timer that determines the periodicity of the triggering. In the case where the serving grant is not zero and at least one process is activated, T_SIG is the timer that determines the periodicity of the triggering. The scheduling information reporting may be triggered if the serving grant becomes too small to allow transmission of a single PDU from any scheduled MAC-d flow and TEBS becomes larger than zero. The scheduling information reporting may be triggered if an E-DCH serving cell change occurs and the new E-DCH serving cell was not part of the previous serving E-DCH radio link set (RLS). The scheduling information is not transmitted if TEBS is zero, even if it is triggered by one of the configured triggering mechanisms.

[0005] A happy bit is an additional mechanism that allows the Node B to know whether the WTRU is happy with the current grant and resources allocated to the WTRU. The happy bit is a single bit field that is passed from the MAC entity to the physical layer for inclusion on an E-DCH dedicated physical control channel (E-DPCCH). The happy bit may be set to either "happy" or "not happy." "Happy" indicates that the WTRU could use more resources, and "not happy" indicates that the WTRU could not use more resources. The setting of the happy bit is also based on the TEBS.

[0006] One of the conditions to set the happy bit to "not happy" is if the TEBS would require more than Happy_bit_delay_condition ms to be transmitted with the current serving grant × the ratio of active HARQ processes to the total number of HARQ processes.

[0007] According to the current 3GPP specifications, the TEBS sent as part of the scheduling information only indicates the total amount of data in bytes that is available across all logical channels that are available for transmission and retransmission in the RLC layer. However, with the introduction of segmentation capabilities in the MAC entity, (i.e., MAC-i/is entity), the MAC entity may have one or more segments stored in the segmentation entity. The total number of bytes waiting in the MAC-i/is segmentation entity is not included in the TEBS calculation. Due to the fact that the introduction of flexible RLC PDUs allows the RLC entity to create RLC PDUs of a size up to the maximum RLC PDU size, the number of bits stored in the segmentation entity could be relatively high. Therefore, by not including the amount of data stored in the MAC layer segmentation entity, the WTRU reports an incorrect TEBS. Since the WTRU requires additional resources to transmit the segments stored in the MAC layer segmentation entity, by not reporting them, the network will obtain an incorrect view of the number of resources required by the WTRU.

[0008] Additionally, where the network decreases the grant of the WTRU to zero the WTRU may still have some data in the MAC layer segmentation entity to transmit. The current scheduling information triggering mechanisms allow the WTRU to send the scheduling information if the TEBS becomes larger than zero and the serving grant is zero. However, if TEBS is zero but the WTRU has some remaining data in the MAC layer segmentation entity, the WTRU transmission will stall in that situation. The triggering criteria will not allow the WTRU to send a TEBS and thus the network will not know that the WTRU requires additional resources to successfully complete the transmission of the data in its buffer. This will delay transmission and prevent the WTRU from completing transmission of the data.

[0009] The setting of the happy bit is also dependent on the TEBS. If TEBS is zero or if TEBS is incorrectly set and the WTRU has one or more MAC segments in the MAC layer segmentation entity, the WTRU will not set the happy bit properly. Due to the fact that the TEBS is underestimated, the WTRU might calculate that the WTRU is able to transmit the data within the delay restrictions. However, if the data contained in the MAC layer was taken into consideration the WTRU may not be able to satisfy the delay criteria.

[0010] The technical document R2-081774 "Enhanced Uplink for CELL_FACH in 25.321", 3GPP TSG-RAN WG2 Meeting #61 in Shenzhen, China, 31st of March to 4th of April, 2008, gives a review of the MAC sublayer in 3GPP Enhanced Uplink, particularly of the MAC-i/is entity, and discloses the calculation of the TEBS field including, when MAC is connected to an AM RLC entity, control PDUs to be transmitted and RLC PDUs outside the RLC Tx window.

[0011] The Change Request 25.321 CR yyyy 8.1.0 "Happy Bit Setting with improved L2 for UL", 3GPP TSG-RAN WG2 Meeting #62bis in Warsaw, Poland, June 30 - July 4, 2008, discloses how to set the Happy Bit while taking the MAC segmentation in MAC-i/is into account.

SUMMARY



[0012] A WTRU reports a buffer status as part of scheduling information for E-DCH transmissions. For reporting the buffer status, the WTRU calculates a total amount of data available across all logical channels for which reporting is requested by a radio resource control (RRC) entity. The total amount of data includes an amount of data that is available for transmission and retransmission at an RLC entity and an amount of data that is available for transmission in a MAC-i/is segmentation entity in case that a MAC-i/is entity is configured. The WTRU sends scheduling information including a TEBS field that is set based on the total amount of data.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



[0013] A more detailed understanding may be had from the following description, given by way of example in conjunction with the accompanying drawings wherein:

Figure 1 shows a wireless communication system;

Figure 2 is a functional block diagram of a WTRU and the Node-B of the wireless communication system of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a flow diagram of an example process of reporting TEBS in accordance with a first embodiment; and

Figure 4 is a flow diagram of an example process of reporting a buffer status and sending scheduling information in accordance with a second embodiment.


DETAILED DESCRIPTION



[0014] When referred to hereafter, the terminology "WTRU" includes but is not limited to a user equipment (UE), a mobile station, a fixed or mobile subscriber unit, a pager, a cellular telephone, a personal digital assistant (PDA), a computer, or any other type of user device capable of operating in a wireless environment. When referred to hereafter, the terminology "Node B" includes but is not limited to a base station, a site controller, an access point (AP), or any other type of interfacing device capable of operating in a wireless environment. The terminologies "MAC-is/i" and "MAC-i/is" may be used interchangeably.

[0015] Figure 1 shows a wireless communication system 100 including a plurality of WTRUs 110, a Node B 120, a controlling radio network controller (CRNC) 130, a serving radio network controller (SRNC) 140, and a core network 150. The Node B 120 and the CRNC 130 may collectively be referred to as the universal terrestrial radio access network (UTRAN).

[0016] As shown in Figure 1, the WTRUs 110 are in communication with the Node B 120, which is in communication with the CRNC 130 and the SRNC 140. Although three WTRUs 110, one Node B 120, one CRNC 130, and one SRNC 140 are shown in Figure 1, it should be noted that any combination of wireless and wired devices may be included in the wireless communication system 100.

[0017] Figure 2 is a functional block diagram of a WTRU 110 and the Node B 120 of the wireless communication system 100 of Figure 1. As shown in Figure 2, the WTRU 110 is in communication with the Node B 120 and both are configured to perform a method of reporting a buffer status.

[0018] In addition to the components that may be found in a typical WTRU, the WTRU 110 includes a processor 115, a receiver 116, a transmitter 117, a memory 118, and an antenna 119. The memory 118 is provided to store software including operating system, application, etc. The processor 115 is provided to perform, alone or in association with the software, a method of reporting a buffer status in accordance with embodiments disclosed below. For example, the processor 115 is configured to calculate a total amount of data available across all logical channels for which reporting is requested, including an amount of data that is available for transmission and retransmission at an RLC entity and an amount of data that is available for transmission in a segmentation entity of a medium access control sub-layer for enhanced dedicated channel (MAC-i/is), and send scheduling information including a TEBS field that is set based on the total amount of data. The receiver 116 and the transmitter 117 are in communication with the processor 115. The antenna 119 is in communication with both the receiver 116 and the transmitter 117 to facilitate the transmission and reception of wireless data.

[0019] In addition to the components that may be found in a typical base station, the Node B 120 includes a processor 125, a receiver 126, a transmitter 127, a memory 128, and an antenna 129. The processor 125 is configured to support a method of reporting a buffer status in accordance with any embodiments disclosed below. The receiver 126 and the transmitter 127 are in communication with the processor 125. The antenna 129 is in communication with both the receiver 126 and the transmitter 127 to facilitate the transmission and reception of wireless data.

[0020] In accordance with a first embodiment, the definition of TEBS is modified such that the TEBS field identifies the total amount of data available across all logical channels (including data stored in the RLC and MAC-i/is) for which reporting has been requested by the RRC and indicates the amount of data in number of bytes that is available for transmission and retransmission in RLC and for transmission in the segmentation entities of the MAC-i/is entity.

[0021] Figure 3 is a flow diagram of an example process 300 of reporting TEBS in accordance with a first embodiment. A WTRU calculates a total amount of data available across all logical channels for which reporting is requested by RRC (step 302). In calculating the total amount of data, the WTRU includes an amount of data that is available for transmission and retransmission at an RLC entity and an amount of data that is available for transmission in a MAC-i/is segmentation entity in case that a MAC-i/is entity is configured. The WTRU then sends scheduling information including a TEBS field that is set based on the total amount of data (step 304).

[0022] The segments that are stored in the MAC-i/is segmentation entity that belongs to a logical channel for which a non-scheduled grant is configured may not be included in the total amount of data. In addition, the segments that are stored in the MAC-i/is segmentation entity that belongs to a logical channel that the RRC has restricted applicability may not be included in the total amount of data. When MAC is connected to an acknowledged mode (AM) RLC entity, control PDUs to be transmitted and RLC PDUs outside the RLC Tx window may also be included in the TEBS. RLC PDUs that have been transmitted but not negatively acknowledged by the peer entity may not be included in the TEBS.

[0023] The first embodiment may be applied to highest priority logical channel buffer status (HLBS) calculation as well. The HLBS may indicate the amount of data available from the logical channel identified by the highest priority logical channel identity (HLID) field, including the amount of data that is available for transmission and retransmission in RLC and for transmission in the segmentation entities of the MAC-i/is entities, relative to the highest value of the buffer size range reported by TEBS or relative to a pre-determined number of bytes, (e.g., 50,000 bytes), depending on the TEBS index.

[0024] In accordance with a second embodiment, the definition of the TEBS is not modified, but the scheduling information triggering criteria is modified. Figure 4 is a flow diagram of an example process 400 of reporting a buffer status and sending scheduling information in accordance with a second embodiment. A WTRU calculates a TEBS and a total amount of data stored in the MAC-i/is segmentation entity (step 402). The MAC-i/is segmentation entity buffer status is referred to as "total MAC buffer status" (TMBS). The TMBS identifies the total amount of data in bytes available across all logical channels for which reporting has been requested by the RRC that is available for transmission in the segmentation entities of the MAC-i/is entity.

[0025] The segments that are stored in the segmentation entity of the MAC-i/is that belongs to a logical channel for which a non-scheduled grant is configured may not be taken into account when calculating the TMBS value. In addition, the segments that are stored in the segmentation entity of the MAC-i/is that belong to a logical channel which the RRC has restricted applicability may not be counted in the TMBS calculation.

[0026] The WTRU determines whether a modified scheduling information triggering criterion is satisfied (step 404). If so, the WTRU triggers transmission of scheduling information (step 406). If not, scheduling information reporting is not triggered.

[0027] The scheduling information may be triggered if at least one of the following conditions is satisfied: (1) The serving grant is equal to "zero" or all HARQ processes are deactivated, and the TEBS becomes larger than zero or the TMBS is larger than zero (or alternatively larger than a configured threshold); (2) The serving grant is equal to "zero" or all HARQ processes are deactivated, and the sum of TEBS and TMBS is larger than zero (or alternatively larger than a configured threshold); (3) The serving grant is equal to "zero" or all HARQ processes are deactivated, and TEBS is zero and TMBS is larger than zero; or (4) Periodic triggering. The scheduling information may be triggered if the serving grant is zero or all HARQ processes are deactivated, and TEBS or TMBS is larger than zero (or alternatively TMBS is larger than a threshold or the sum of TEBS and TMBS is larger than a threshold). In this case, T_SING may be used as a timer to determine the periodicity of the triggering. The scheduling information may also be triggered if the serving grant is non-zero and at lease one HARQ process is activated and TEBS is zero but TMBS is non-zero.

[0028] In accordance with the current 3GPP specification, scheduling information shall not be transmitted if the TEBS is zero, even if it was triggered by one of the configured triggering mechanisms. In accordance with the second embodiment, this rule is modified such that the scheduling information shall not be transmitted if both TEBS and TMBS are zero (alternatively the sum of TEBS and TMBS are zero), even if it was triggered by one of the configured triggering mechanisms.

[0029] When one of the above scheduling information triggering criteria is satisfied and TEBS is zero but the TMBS is non-zero, the TMBS value may be reported in the TEBS field of the scheduling information. Alternatively, TEBS zero may be allowed to be reported but a new field may be added to the scheduling information to indicate that data is available in the MAC segmentation entity. The new field may be one bit, just indicating that some data is available in the MAC entity, or a few bits to indicate an index to a TMBS value range.

[0030] Alternatively, TEBS zero may be allowed to be reported but one of the fields may be reinterpreted to indicate the TMBS value. For example, the HLBS field may be used to indicate the TMBS. The network may be configured to know that if TEBS is zero and the HLBS field is non-zero, it implies that the HLBS field contains the TMBS value. Alternatively, TEBS zero may be signaled and a happy bit may be set to "unhappy" if TMBS is larger than zero. Alternatively, TEBS zero may be reported but the HLID field may be reinterpreted to indicate the TMBS value.

[0031] The same concept may be applied to the triggering of the happy bit. The condition for triggering the happy bit is modified such that the happy bit is set to "unhappy" if the sum of TEBS and TMBS would require more than Happy_bit_delay_condition ms to be transmitted with the current serving grant × the ratio of active HARQ processes to the total number of HARQ processes.

[0032] Regardless of whether TEBS is equal to zero or not, the WTRU may always report the sum of TEBS and TMBS within the "TEBS" field of the scheduling information, whenever MAC-i/is is configured. If this scheme is used, then the name of the "TEBS" field within the scheduling information may be replaced with a different name, (e.g., total E-DCH buffer status with segmentation (TEBSS)), to avoid confusion with the conventional definition of TEBS.

[0033] In accordance with a third embodiment, data stored in the segmentation entity of the MAC-i/is entity may be discarded under certain conditions to avoid wasting resources attempting to transmit the data. In case that a WTRU has a stored segment in the MAC entity which cannot be transmitted for a certain period of time due to limited grant, channel priority, or the like, if a pre-configured time elapses between the transmission of the latest segment and the stored segment, it would be beneficial to discard this segment since either its transmission delay would be too large to be of use to higher layers, or the RLC PDU including this segment would be retransmitted in its entirety.

[0034] Data in the segmentation entity may be discarded if the serving grant is equal to "zero" or all HARQ processes are de-activated. In this case the data may be discarded for all logical channels, or alternatively for all logical channels mapped to a scheduled flow.

[0035] Data in the segmentation entity may also be discarded if a discard timer expired. The discard timer may be specific to a certain logical channel. In this case the discard timer may be started upon arrival of data from a certain PDU in the segmentation entity for this logical channel, and stopped when all data from this PDU is transmitted. When the discard timer expires the data from only the concerned logical channel is discarded. Alternatively, the discard timer may be unique across all logical channels. In this case the discard timer may be started when the serving grant is equal to "zero" or when all HARQ processes are de-activated, and stopped when the serving grant becomes higher than zero. When the discard timer expires the data may be discarded for all logical channels, or alternatively for all logical channels mapped to a scheduled flow.

Embodiments



[0036] 
  1. 1. A method for reporting a buffer status.
  2. 2. The method of embodiment 1 comprising calculating a total amount of data available across all logical channels for which reporting is requested by an RRC entity, the total amount of data including an amount of data that is available for transmission and retransmission at an RLC entity and an amount of data that is available for transmission in a segmentation entity of a MAC-i/is in case that a MAC-i/is entity is configured.
  3. 3. The method of embodiment 2 comprising sending scheduling information including a TEBS field that is set based on the total amount of data.
  4. 4. The method as in any one of embodiments 2-3, wherein segments that are stored in the segmentation entity of the MAC-i/is that belongs to a logical channel for which a non-scheduled grant is configured are not included in the total amount of data.
  5. 5. The method as in any one of embodiments 2-4, wherein segments that are stored in the segmentation entity of the MAC-i/is that belongs to a logical channel that the RRC entity restricted applicability are not included in the total amount of data.
  6. 6. The method as in any one of embodiments 2-5, wherein control PDUs and RLC PDUs outside an RLC transmission window are included in the total amount of data.
  7. 7. The method as in any one of embodiments 2-6, wherein RLC PDUs that have been transmitted but not negatively acknowledged are not included in the total amount of data.
  8. 8. The method as in any one of embodiments 2-7, wherein data in the segmentation entity of the MAC-i/is is discarded on a condition that a serving grant is equal to "zero" or all HARQ processes are de-activated.
  9. 9. A WTRU for reporting a buffer status.
  10. 10. The WTRU of embodiment 9 comprising a memory for storing an RLC PDU and segments of the RLC PDU.
  11. 11. The WTRU of embodiment 10 comprising a processor configured to calculate a total amount of data available across all logical channels for which reporting is requested, the total amount of data including an amount of data that is available for transmission and retransmission at an RLC entity and an amount of data that is available for transmission in a segmentation entity of a MAC-i/is, and send scheduling information including a TEBS field that is set based on the total amount of data.
  12. 12. The WTRU of embodiment 11 wherein the processor is configured to not include in the total amount of data segments that are stored in the segmentation entity of the MAC-i/is that belongs to a logical channel for which a non-scheduled grant.
  13. 13. The WTRU as in any one of embodiments 11-12, wherein the processor is configured to not include in the total amount of data segments that are stored in the segmentation entity of the MAC-i/is that belongs to a logical channel that an RRC entity restricted applicability.
  14. 14. The WTRU as in any one of embodiments 11-13, wherein the processor is configured to include in the total amount of data control PDUs and RLC PDUs outside an RLC transmission window.
  15. 15. The WTRU as in any one of embodiments 11-14, wherein the processor is configured to not include in the total amount of data RLC PDUs that have been transmitted but not negatively acknowledged.
  16. 16. The WTRU as in any one of embodiments 11-15, wherein the processor is configured to discard data in the segmentation entity of the MAC-i/is on a condition that a serving grant is equal to "zero" or all HARQ processes are de-activated.


[0037] Although features and elements are described above in particular combinations, each feature or element can be used alone without the other features and elements or in various combinations with or without other features and elements. The methods or flow charts provided herein may be implemented in a computer program, software, or firmware incorporated in a computer-readable storage medium for execution by a general purpose computer or a processor. Examples of computer-readable storage mediums include a read only memory (ROM), a random access memory (RAM), a register, cache memory, semiconductor memory devices, magnetic media such as internal hard disks and removable disks, magneto-optical media, and optical media such as CD-ROM disks, and digital versatile disks (DVDs).

[0038] Suitable processors include, by way of example, a general purpose processor, a special purpose processor, a conventional processor, a digital signal processor (DSP), a plurality of microprocessors, one or more microprocessors in association with a DSP core, a controller, a microcontroller, Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) circuits, any other type of integrated circuit (IC), and/or a state machine.

[0039] A processor in association with software may be used to implement a radio frequency transceiver for use in a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU), user equipment (UE), terminal, base station, radio network controller (RNC), or any host computer. The WTRU may be used in conjunction with modules, implemented in hardware and/or software, such as a camera, a video camera module, a videophone, a speakerphone, a vibration device, a speaker, a microphone, a television transceiver, a hands free headset, a keyboard, a Bluetooth® module, a frequency modulated (FM) radio unit, a liquid crystal display (LCD) display unit, an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display unit, a digital music player, a media player, a video game player module, an Internet browser, and/or any wireless local area network (WLAN) or Ultra Wide Band (UWB) module.


Claims

1. A method for use in a wireless transmit/receive unit, WTRU (110), the method comprising:

generating (302) a scheduling information message, wherein the scheduling information message includes buffer status information, the buffer status information indicates a total amount of data including an amount of data that is available for transmission in a segmentation entity of a medium access control, MAC, sub-layer for enhanced dedicated channel, MAC-i/is, and an amount of data available for transmission and retransmission in a radio link control, RLC, entity; and

transmitting (304) the scheduling information message to a Node B.


 
2. The method of claim 1, wherein the MAC-/is is associated with an enhanced dedicated channel, E-DCH, and the buffer status information indicates a total E-DCH buffer status, TEBS.
 
3. The method of claim 1, wherein the generating includes calculating the amount of data available for transmission in the segmentation entity such that a segment is excluded on a condition that the segment is associated with a non-scheduled grant or a restricted applicability logical channel.
 
4. The method of claim 1, wherein the buffer status information indicates an amount of data available across a plurality of logical channels.
 
5. The method of claim 4, wherein the amount of data available across the plurality of logical channels includes at least one protocol data unit, PDU, wherein:

the PDU is a control PDU or a radio link control, RLC, PDU, on a condition that the PDU is outside an RLC transmission window wherein; or

the PDU is an RLC PDU, on a condition that a negative acknowledgement associated with the RLC PDU has not been received.


 
6. The method of claim 4, wherein the generating includes discarding the buffer status information indicating the amount of data that is available for transmission in the segmentation entity on a condition that a serving grant is equal to "zero" or on a condition that hybrid automatic repeat request, HARQ, processes are de-activated.
 
7. A wireless transmit/receive unit, WTRU (110), the WTRU comprising:

a medium access control, MAC, sub-layer for enhanced dedicated channel, MAC-i/is, including a segmentation entity;

a processor (115) configured to generate (302) a scheduling information message, wherein the scheduling information message includes buffer status information, the buffer status information indicates a least amount of data including an amount of data that is available for transmission in the segmentation entity and an amount of data available for transmission and retransmission in a radio link control, RLC, entity; and

a transmitter (117) configured to transmit (304) the scheduling information message to a Node B.


 
8. The WTRU of claim 7, wherein the MAC -i/is is associated with an enhanced dedicated channel, E-DCH, and the buffer status information indicates a total E-DCH buffer status, TEBS.
 
9. The WTRU of claim 7, wherein the processor is configured to calculate the amount of data available for transmission in the segmentation entity by excluding a segment on a condition that the segment is associated with a non-scheduled grant or a restricted applicability logical channel.
 
10. The WTRU of claim 7, wherein the buffer status information indicates an amount of data available across a plurality of logical channels.
 
11. The WTRU of claim 10, wherein the amount of data available across the plurality of logical channels includes at least one protocol data unit (PDU), wherein:

the PDU is a control PDU or a radio link control, RLC, PDU, on a condition that the PDU is outside an RLC transmission window wherein; or

the PDU is an RLC PDU, on a condition that a negative acknowledgement associated with the RLC PDU has not been received.


 
12. The WTRU of claim 10, wherein the processor is configured to discard the buffer status information indicating the amount of data that is available for transmission in the segmentation entity on a condition that a serving grant is equal to "zero" or on a condition that hybrid automatic repeat request, HARQ, processes are de-activated.
 


Ansprüche

1. Verfahren zur Verwendung in einer drahtlosen Sende-/Empfangseinheit, WTRU (110), das Verfahren umfassend:

Erstellen (302) einer Planungsinformationsnachricht, wobei die Planungsinformationsnachricht Pufferstatusinformationen enthält, wobei die Pufferstatusinformationen eine Gesamtmenge an Daten angeben, die eine Datenmenge, die zur Sendung in einer Segmentierungsinstanz einer Medienzugangssteuerungs-, MAC, Subschicht für einen verstärkten dedizierten Kanal, MAC-i/is, verfügbar ist, und eine Datenmenge, die zum Senden und erneuten Senden in einer Funkverbindungssteuerungs-, RLC, Instanz verfügbar ist, enthalten; und

Senden (304) der Planungsinformationsnachricht an einen Knoten B.


 
2. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei die MAC-/is mit einem verstärkten dedizierten Kanal, E-DCH, verknüpft ist und die Pufferstatusinformationen einen Gesamt-E-DCH-Pufferstatus, TEBS, angeben.
 
3. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei das Erstellen ein Berechnen der Datenmenge, die zur Sendung in der Segmentierungsinstanz verfügbar ist, enthält, sodass ein Segment unter einer Bedingung, dass das Segment mit einer nicht geplanten Genehmigung oder einem logischen Kanal begrenzter Anwendbarkeit verknüpft ist, ausgeschlossen wird.
 
4. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Pufferstatusinformationen eine Datenmenge angeben, die über mehrere logische Kanäle verfügbar ist.
 
5. Verfahren nach Anspruch 4, wobei die Datenmenge, die über die mehreren logischen Kanäle verfügbar ist, zumindest eine Protokolldateneinheit, PDU, enthält, wobei:

die PDU eine Steuer-PDU oder eine Funkverbindungssteuerungs-, RLC, PDU unter einer Bedingung ist, dass die PDU außerhalb eines RLC-Sendefensters liegt, wobei; oder

die PDU eine RLC PDU unter einer Bedingung ist, dass keine negative Bestätigung in Verknüpfung mit der RLC PDU empfangen wurde.


 
6. Verfahren nach Anspruch 4, wobei das Erstellen ein Verwerfen der Pufferstatusinformationen enthält, die die Datenmenge angeben, die zur Sendung in der Segmentierungsinstanz verfügbar ist, unter einer Bedingung, dass eine Bedienungsgenehmigung gleich "Null" ist, oder unter einer Bedingung, dass hybride automatische Wiederholungsanfrage-, HARQ, Prozesse deaktiviert sind.
 
7. Drahtlose Sende-/Empfangseinheit, WTRU (110), die WTRU umfassend:

eine Medienzugangssteuerungs-, MAC, Subschicht für einen verstärkten dedizierten Kanal, MAC-i/is, enthaltend eine Segmentierungsinstanz;

einen Prozessor (115), der konfiguriert ist, eine Planungsinformationsnachricht zu erstellen (302),
wobei die Planungsinformationsnachricht Pufferstatusinformationen enthält, wobei die Pufferstatusinformationen zumindest eine Datenmenge, enthaltend eine Datenmenge, die zur Sendung in der Segmentierungsinstanz verfügbar ist, und eine Datenmenge, die zum Senden und erneuten Senden in einer Funkverbindungssteuerungs-, RLC, Instanz verfügbar ist, angeben; und

einen Sender (117), der konfiguriert ist, die Planungsinformationsnachricht zu einem Knoten B zu senden.


 
8. WTRU nach Anspruch 7, wobei die MAC-i/is mit einem verstärkten dedizierten Kanal, E-DCH, verknüpft ist und die Pufferstatusinformationen einen Gesamt-E-DCH-Pufferstatus, TEBS, angeben.
 
9. WTRU nach Anspruch 7, wobei der Prozessor konfiguriert ist, die Datenmenge, die zur Sendung in der Segmentierungsinstanz verfügbar ist, durch Ausschließen eines Segments unter einer Bedingung, dass das Segment mit einer nicht geplanten Genehmigung oder einem logischen Kanal begrenzter Anwendbarkeit verknüpft ist, zu berechnen.
 
10. WTRU nach Anspruch 7, wobei die Pufferstatusinformationen eine Datenmenge angeben, die über mehrere logische Kanäle verfügbar ist.
 
11. WTRU nach Anspruch 10, wobei die Datenmenge, die über die mehreren logischen Kanäle verfügbar ist, zumindest eine Protokolldateneinheit (PDU) enthält, wobei:

die PDU eine Steuerungs-PDU oder eine Funkverbindungssteuerungs-, RLC, PDU, unter einer Bedingung ist, dass die PDU außerhalb eines RLC-Sendefensters liegt, wobei; oder

die PDU eine RLC PDU unter einer Bedingung ist, dass keine negative Bestätigung in Verknüpfung mit der RLC PDU empfangen wurde.


 
12. WTRU nach Anspruch 10, wobei der Prozessor konfiguriert ist, die Pufferstatusinformationen zu verwerfen, die die Datenmenge angeben, die zur Sendung in der Segmentierungsinstanz verfügbar ist, unter einer Bedingung, dass eine Bedienungsgenehmigung gleich "Null" ist, oder unter einer Bedingung, dass hybride automatische Wiederholungsanfrage-, HARQ, Prozesse deaktiviert sind.
 


Revendications

1. Procédé destiné à être utilisé dans une unité émettrice-réceptrice sans fil, WTRU, (110), le procédé comprenant :

la génération (302) d'un message d'informations de programmation, dans lequel le message d'informations de programmation comprend des informations d'état de mémoire tampon, les informations d'état de mémoire tampon indiquent une quantité totale de données comprenant une quantité de données qui sont disponibles pour une transmission dans une entité de segmentation d'une sous-couche de commande d'accès au support, MAC, pour un canal dédié amélioré, MAC-i/is, et une quantité de données disponibles pour une transmission et une retransmission dans une entité de commande de liaison radio, RLC ; et

la transmission (304) du message d'informations de programmation à destination d'un noeud B.


 
2. Procédé selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le MAC-i/is est associé à un canal dédié amélioré, E-DCH, et les informations d'état de mémoire tampon indiquent un état de mémoire tampon E-DCH total, TEBS.
 
3. Procédé selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la génération comprend le calcul de la quantité de données disponibles pour une transmission dans l'entité de segmentation de sorte qu'un segment soit exclus à condition que le segment soit associé à un octroi non programmé ou à un canal logique d'applicabilité restreinte.
 
4. Procédé selon la revendication 1, dans lequel les informations d'état de mémoire tampon indiquent une quantité de données disponibles sur une pluralité de canaux logiques.
 
5. Procédé selon la revendication 4, dans lequel la quantité de données disponibles sur la pluralité de canaux logiques comprend au moins une unité de données de protocole, PDU, dans lequel :

la PDU est une PDU de commande ou une PDU de commande de liaison radio, RLC, à condition que la PDU soit à l'extérieur d'une fenêtre de transmission de RLC ; ou

la PDU est une PDU RLC, à condition qu'un accusé de réception négatif associé à la PDU RLC n'ait pas été reçu.


 
6. Procédé selon la revendication 4, dans lequel la génération comprend le rejet des informations d'état de mémoire tampon indiquant la quantité de données qui sont disponibles pour une transmission dans l'entité de segmentation à condition qu'un octroi de desserte soit égal à « zéro » ou à condition que des processus de demande de répétition automatique hybride, HARQ, soient désactivés.
 
7. Unité émettrice-réceptrice sans fil, WTRU, (110), la WTRU comprenant :

une sous-couche de commande d'accès au support, MAC, pour un canal dédié amélioré, MAC-i/is, comprenant une entité de segmentation ;

un processeur (115) configuré pour la génération (302) d'un message d'informations de programmation,

dans laquelle le message d'informations de programmation comprend des informations d'état de mémoire tampon, les informations d'état de mémoire tampon indiquent la plus petite quantité de données comprenant une quantité de données qui sont disponibles pour une transmission dans l'entité de segmentation et une quantité de données disponibles pour une transmission et une retransmission dans une entité de commande de liaison radio, RLC ; et

un émetteur (117) configuré pour la transmission (304) du message d'informations de programmation à destination d'un noeud B.


 
8. WTRU selon la revendication 7, dans laquelle le MAC-i/is est associé à un canal dédié amélioré, E-DCH, et les informations d'état de mémoire tampon indiquent un état de mémoire tampon E-DCH total, TEBS.
 
9. WTRU selon la revendication 7, dans laquelle le processeur est configuré pour le calcul de la quantité de données disponibles pour une transmission dans l'entité de segmentation par l'exclusion d'un segment à condition que le segment soit associé à un octroi non programmé ou à un canal logique d'applicabilité restreinte.
 
10. WTRU selon la revendication 7, dans laquelle les informations d'état de mémoire tampon indiquent une quantité de données disponibles sur une pluralité de canaux logiques.
 
11. WTRU selon la revendication 10, dans laquelle la quantité de données disponibles sur la pluralité de canaux logiques comprend au moins une unité de données de protocole, PDU, dans laquelle :

la PDU est une PDU de commande ou une PDU de commande de liaison radio, RLC, à condition que la PDU soit à l'extérieur d'une fenêtre de transmission de RLC ; ou

la PDU est une PDU RLC, à condition qu'un accusé de réception négatif associé à la PDU RLC n'ait pas été reçu.


 
12. WTRU selon la revendication 10, dans laquelle le processeur est configuré pour le rejet des informations d'état de mémoire tampon indiquant la quantité de données qui sont disponibles pour une transmission dans l'entité de segmentation à condition qu'un octroi de desserte soit égal à « zéro » ou à condition que des processus de demande de répétition automatique hybride, HARQ, soient désactivés.
 




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