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(11)EP 2 553 969 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
09.12.2020 Bulletin 2020/50

(21)Application number: 11762971.7

(22)Date of filing:  25.03.2011
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04W 24/10  (2009.01)
H04W 72/12  (2009.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/KR2011/002077
(87)International publication number:
WO 2011/122799 (06.10.2011 Gazette  2011/40)

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APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUM SENDEN UND EMPFANGEN VON KANALSTATUSINFORMATIONEN IN EINEM DRAHTLOSEN KOMMUNIKATIONSSYSTEM

APPAREIL ET PROCÉDÉ POUR ÉMETTRE ET RECEVOIR DES INFORMATIONS D'ÉTAT DE CANAL DANS UN SYSTÈME DE COMMUNICATION


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL 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 RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 29.03.2010 KR 20100027671

(43)Date of publication of application:
06.02.2013 Bulletin 2013/06

(73)Proprietor: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Gyeonggi-do 443-742 (KR)

(72)Inventors:
  • KIM, Sung Tae
    Gyeonggi-do 443-742 (KR)
  • KIM, Youn-Sun
    Gyeonggi-do 443-742 (KR)
  • HAN, Jin Kyu
    Gyeonggi-do 443-742 (KR)

(74)Representative: Nederlandsch Octrooibureau 
P.O. Box 29720
2502 LS The Hague
2502 LS The Hague (NL)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A2- 2 164 201
WO-A2-2008/097041
WO-A1-2008/051038
  
  • QUALCOMM EUROPE: "System Analysis of HH and DFT Based Precoding for 4Tx", 3GPP DRAFT; R1-072022, 3RD GENERATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECT (3GPP), MOBILE COMPETENCE CENTRE ; 650, ROUTE DES LUCIOLES ; F-06921 SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS CEDEX ; FRANCE, vol. RAN WG1, no. Kobe, Japan; 20070502, 2 May 2007 (2007-05-02), XP050105778, [retrieved on 2007-05-02]
  • LG ELECTRONICS: 'Remaining Issues on UE feedback' 3GPP TSG RAN WG1 MEETING #53 R1-081821 May 2008, pages 1 - 4, XP050110197
  
Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


Description

[Technical Field]



[0001] The present invention relates to a communication method and apparatus in a mobile communication system.

[Background Art]



[0002] The conventional voice telephony-oriented mobile communication systems have been evolved to high speed, high quality packet data-oriented mobile communication system for providing data and multimedia services. In order to support such high speed high quality data transmission services, various mobile communication technologies including 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) and LTE, 3GPP2 High Rate Packet Date (HRPD) and Ultra Mobile Broadband (UMB), and IEEE 802.16e have been developed.

[0003] The current 3rd generation wireless packet data communication systems such as HSDPA, HSUPA, and HRPD use the Adaptive Modulation and Coding (AMC) and channel sensitive scheduling techniques for improving transmission efficiency. With the AMC technique, the transmitter can control the transmission data amount according to the channel condition. That is, the transmitter reduces the transmission data amount to maintain the reception error probability to an intended level when the channel condition is bad and increases the transmission data amount when the channel condition is good to transmit large amount of data while maintaining the reception error probability to an intended level. With the channel sensitive scheduling resource management technique, the transmitter serves the user having good channel status selectively among multiple users so as to increase system capacity as compare to the case allocating the channel to a single user for the service. Such system capacity increase is called multiuser diversity gain. The AMC and channel sensitive scheduling technique is a method for applying most efficient modulation and coding scheme at time for data transmission based on the partial channel status information fed back from the receiver.

[0004] WO 2008/051038A1 discloses a method for reporting downlink channel information to a base station in a multiple antenna system. The method was disclosed to include reporting a single rank for overall subband, the overall subband comprising a plurality of subbands and reporting a CQI for the single rank for at least one subband.

[Disclosure of Invention]


[Technical Problem]



[0005] However, since the channel status information is received from multiple receivers in the mobile communication system, there is a problem in that the transmitter experience overhead. There is therefore a need to mitigate the overhead of the channel status information.

[Solution to Problem]



[0006] The present invention has been made in view of the above problems, and provides an apparatus and a method for sending and receiving channel state information in a communication system as defined by the appended independent claims 1, 4, 9 and 12.

[0007] The invention is defined by the independent claims, further embodiments are disclosed by the dependent claims.

[0008] Examples, exemplary embodiments or embodiments mentioned in the following description which are not falling under the scope of the claims are to be seen as supporting examples.

[Advantageous Effects of Invention]



[0009] Accordingly, the channel status information transmission/reception method and apparatus in a mobile communication allows the transmission apparatus to perform feedback with the combined rank information for a plurality of transmission schemes, resulting in reduction of overhead in the reception apparatus.

[Brief Description of Drawings]



[0010] The objects, features and advantages of the present invention will be more apparent from the following detailed description in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a block diagram illustrating a configuration of a mobile communication system,

FIG. 2 is an exemplary diagram for illustrating a feedback method for rank-restricted transmission scheme and rank-unrestricted transmission scheme,

FIG. 3 is an exemplary diagram for illustrating a feedback method for rank-restricted transmission scheme and rank-unrestricted transmission scheme,

FIG. 4 is an exemplary diagram for illustrating a feedback method for rank-restricted transmission scheme and rank-unrestricted transmission scheme,

FIG. 5 is an exemplary diagram for illustrating a feedback method for rank-restricted transmission scheme and rank-unrestricted transmission scheme,

FIG. 6 is an exemplary diagram for illustrating a feedback method for rank-restricted transmission scheme and rank-unrestricted transmission scheme according to a first example in the embodiment of the present invention,

FIG. 7 is an exemplary diagram for illustrating a feedback method for rank-restricted transmission scheme and rank-unrestricted transmission scheme according to a second example in the embodiment of the present invention,

FIG. 8 is an exemplary diagram for illustrating a feedback method for rank-restricted transmission scheme and rank-unrestricted transmission scheme according to a third example in the embodiment of the present invention,

FIG. 9 is an exemplary diagram for illustrating a feedback method for rank-restricted transmission scheme and rank-unrestricted transmission scheme according to a fourth example in the embodiment of the present invention,

FIG. 10 is an exemplary diagram for illustrating the feedback method generalized according to the embodiment of the present invention,

FIG. 11 is a block diagram illustrating an internal configuration of the transmission apparatus for performing the feedback method according to the embodiment of the present invention,

FIG. 12 is a flowchart illustrating an operation procedure of the transmission apparatus for the feedback method according to the embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 13 is a flowchart illustrating channel status information transmission process in

FIG. 12,

FIG. 14 is a block diagram illustrating and internal configuration of the transmission apparatus for performing the feedback method according to the embodiment of the present invention,

FIG. 15 is a flowchart illustrating the operation procedure of the reception apparatus for the feedback method according to the embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 16 is a flowchart illustrating the scheduling execution process in FIG. 15.


[Mode for the Invention]



[0011] Exemplary embodiments of the present invention are described with reference to the accompanying drawings in detail. The same reference numbers are used throughout the drawings to refer to the same or like parts. Detailed descriptions of well-known functions and structures incorporated herein may be omitted to avoid obscuring the subject matter of the present invention.

[0012] Although the description is directed to the wireless communication system based on OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing), especially the 3GPP EUTRA (Evolved UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access) standard in the embodiments of the present invention, the subject matter of the present invention can be applied to other communication systems having similar technical background and channel types without departing from the scope of the present invention, and this is obvious to those skilled in the art.

[0013] In the present invention, the base station needs the downlink channel status information of the terminals for the link adaptive transmission of the terminals in downlink of the wireless communication system. The terminal generates the channel status information based on the reference signal received on downlink channel and feeds back the channel status information to the base station in uplink control channel. The feedback information includes Rank Indicator (RI), Channel Quality Indicator (CQI), and Precoding Matrix Indicator (PMI). The RI, CQI, and PMI are referenced by the base station for determining whether to use the rank-restricted transmission scheme (e.g., MU-MIMO transmission in 3GPP LTE-A) or the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme (e.g., SU-MIMO transmission in 3GPP LTE-A), such that the terminal has to feed back both the channel information for the rank-restricted transmission scheme and the channel information for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme.

[0014] A description is made of the feedback method and apparatus according to the embodiments of the present invention.

[0015] FIG. 1 is a block diagram illustrating the configuration of a mobile communication according to an embodiment of the present invention. The description is made under the assumption that the transmitter is a base station and the receiver is a user terminal.

[0016] Referring to FIG. 1, the mobile communication system according to this embodiment includes a base station 10 and a terminal 20. The base station 10 provides a communication service. That is, the base station 10 performs scheduling to allocate downlink and uplink channels. The base station 10 transmits Reference signals and data on downlink channels. The terminal 20 uses the communication service. That is, the terminal 20 checks the downlink channel with the reference signals. The terminal 20 also feeds back the channel status information of the downlink channel to the base station 10.

[0017] A description is made of the channel status information feedback method according to the first embodiment of the present invention with reference to FIGs. 2 to 5. Although the description is directed to the feedback method for the rank-restricted transmission scheme and rank-unrestricted transmission scheme, the present invention is not limited thereto.

[0018] FIG. 2 is a diagram illustrating a channel status information feedback method for uplink channel according to the first example in the mobile communication system supporting both the rank-restricted transmission scheme and rank-unrestricted transmission scheme.

[0019] Referring to FIG. 2, although the channel status information for the rank-restricted transmission scheme and the channel status information for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme are transmitted simultaneously but fed back on the different resources of uplink channel. Each of both the channel status information for the rank-restricted transmission scheme and the channel status information for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme includes RI, subband CQI/PMI, and wideband CQI/PMI. Here, the RI is fed back at an interval of RP, and the transmission interval between the wideband CQI/PMI and the subband CQI/PMI is P, however, the subband CQI/PMI is transmitted more frequently as compared to the wideband CQI/PMI. At this time, the time durations for the rank-restricted transmission scheme and the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme are identical with each other and each of the times durations is arranged periodically. The same type of channel status information is fed back for the rank-restricted transmission scheme and rank-unrestricted transmission scheme for the same duration. For example, in the time duration for transmitting the subband CQI/PMI for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme, the subband CQI/PMI for the rank-restricted transmission scheme can be fed back. Also, different types of channel status information can be fed back for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and the rank-restricted transmission scheme in the same time duration. For example, in the time duration for transmitting the subband CQI/PMI for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme, the subband CQI/PMI for the rank-restricted transmission scheme can be fed back.

[0020] FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating channel status information feedback method for uplink channel according to the second example in the mobile communication system supporting both the rank-restricted transmission scheme and rank-unrestricted transmission scheme.

[0021] Referring to FIG. 3, the feedback of the channel status information for the rank-non-restricted transmission scheme is same as the example described with reference to FIG. 1. Nevertheless, the transmission interval of the channel status information feedback for the rank-restricted transmission scheme, i.e. MP, can differ from the P described with reference to FIG. 1. That is, the transmission interval of the channel status information for the rank-restricted transmission scheme can be longer or shorter than that of the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme. At this time, the time durations for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and the rank-restricted transmission scheme on the uplink channel are identical with each other and arranged periodically. In this manner, both the channel status information of the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and channel status information of the rank-restricted transmission scheme can be fed back in the same time duration. Also, the channel status information of one of both the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and rank-restricted transmission scheme is fed back while the channel status information of the other is not transmitted.

[0022] FIG. 4 is a diagram illustrating channel status information feedback method according to the third example in the mobile communication system supporting both the rank-restricted transmission scheme and rank-unrestricted transmission scheme.

[0023] Referring to FIG. 4, unlike the examples described with reference to FIGs. 1 and 2, the channel status information feedback for both the rank-restricted transmission scheme and rank-unrestricted transmission schemes are performed on one uplink channel resource. The feedbacks of channel status information for the rank-restricted transmission scheme and the channel status information feedback for the ran-unrestricted transmission scheme are transmitted at their individual transmission intervals that are different from each other. At this time, the time durations for the rank-restricted transmission scheme and the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme on the uplink channel are arranged periodically. In this manner, the channel status information of one of the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and rank-restricted transmission scheme can be fed back.

[0024] FIG 5 is a diagram illustrating channel status information feedback method according to the fourth example in the mobile communication system supporting both the rank-restricted scheme and rank-unrestricted transmission scheme.

[0025] Referring to FIG. 5, the time duration of the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and the time duration of the rank-restricted transmission scheme differ from each other on uplink channel. At this time, the time durations of the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and the rank-restricted transmission scheme can occupy different resources on the uplink channel. The time durations for the rank-restricted transmission scheme are arranged periodically, and the time durations for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme are arranged periodically. The channel status information feedback interval for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and the channel status information feedback transmission scheme for the rank-restricted transmission scheme can differ from each other.

[0026] Furthermore, there can be other various types of examples for the channel status information feedback method according to a supportive example. The common factor of the channel status information feedback methods is, when feeding back the channel status information for two different transmission schemes (e.g., MU-MIMO and SU-MIMO of 3GPP LTE-A) to transmit all of the channel status information of RI and CQI/PMI.

[0027] If it is possible to acquire the information on the channel status information for other transmission scheme from the channel status information feedback for another transmission scheme, this is advantageous as compared to the transmission of two different versions of channel status information in view of feedback overhead. That is, the method for acquiring the channel status information for a transmission scheme from the channel status information fed back for another transmission scheme is more efficient. Although both the channel status information for the rank-restricted transmission scheme and the channel status information for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme are fed back in the first embodiment of the present invention, the rank information for the rank-restricted transmission scheme can acquired the RI feedback for the rank-unrestricted transmission method, such that there is a room for improvement in the present invention.

[0028] The embodiment of the present invention proposes a channel status transmission/reception method and apparatus for acquiring the rank information for the rank-restricted transmission scheme from the RI fed back for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme without feeding back the RI for the rank-restricted transmission scheme to reduce the feedback overhead in the cellular mobile communication system supporting both the rank-restricted transmission scheme and the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme.

[0029] The channel status information feedback method according to the second embodiment of the present invention is described with reference to FIGs. 6 to 10. Although the descriptions are made under the assumption of the feedback method for the rank-restricted transmission scheme and the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme, the present invention is not limited thereto.

[0030] FIG. 6 is a diagram illustrating channel status information feedback method according to the first example of the embodiment of the present invention.

[0031] Referring to FIG. 6, in the present invention the RI, subband CQI/PMI, and wideband CQI/PMI for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme are fed back and the subband CQI/PMI and wideband CQI/PMI for the rank-restricted transmission scheme. At this time, one of the subband CQI/PMI and wideband CQI/PMI for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and one of the subband CQI/PMI and wideband CQI/PMI for the rank-restricted transmission scheme are transmitted at the same timing. At the timing when the RI for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme is fed back, the RI for the rank-restricted transmission scheme is not fed back. Accordingly, the rank information for the subband CQI/PMI and wideband CQI/PMI for the rank-restricted transmission scheme is acquired from the most recent RI fed back for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme.

[0032] The RI for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme is fed back at an interval of RP, and the subband CQI/PMIs and the wideband CQI/PMIs for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and rank-restricted transmission scheme are fed back at an interval of P respectively. Here, the wideband CQI/PMI is fed back more frequently than the subband CQI/PMI. The time durations for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and the rank-restricted transmission scheme are identical with each on uplink channel and arranged periodically. Also, the same time duration can be occupied for the same type channel status information for the rank-restricted transmission scheme and the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme. For example, in the time duration for the feedback of subband CQI/PMI for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme, the subband CQI/PMI for the rank-restricted transmission scheme can be fed back. Also, the same time duration can be occupied for the transmission of the different type channel status information for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and the rank-restricted transmission scheme. For example, in the time duration for the feedback of subband CQI/PMI for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme, the wideband CQI/PMI for the rank-restricted transmission scheme can be fed back.

[0033] FIG. 7 is a diagram illustrating the feedback method according to the second example of the embodiment of the present invention.

[0034] Referring to FIG. 7, the channel status information feedback for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme is same as the exemplary case described with reference to FIG. 6. However, the channel status feedback interval, i.e. MP, for the rank-restricted transmission scheme differs from the channel information feedback interval, i.e. P, for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme. Similar to the previously described exemplary case, at the time when the RI for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme is fed back, the RI for the rank-restricted transmission scheme is not fed back. As aforementioned, the rank information for the rank-restricted transmission scheme is acquired from the RI most recently fed back for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme.

[0035] At this time, the time durations for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and the rank-restricted transmission scheme are identical with each other and arranged periodically on the uplink channel. In this manner, both the channel information for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and the channel status information for the rank-restricted transmission scheme are fed back in specific time duration. The channel status information of one of the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and the rank-restricted transmission scheme can be fed back in other time duration while the channel information of the other is not fed back.

[0036] FIG. 8 is a diagram illustrating a feedback method according to the third example of the embodiment of the present invention.

[0037] Referring to FIG. 8, unlike the exemplary cases described with reference to FIGs. 6 and 7, the channel information feedback for the rank-restricted transmission scheme and the channel information feedback for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme are both transmitted on a single uplink channel resource. However, similar to the aforementioned example, the RI for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme is transmitted but not the RI for the rank-restricted transmission scheme is transmitted separately. As described above, the rank information for the rank-restricted transmission scheme is acquired from the RI most recently fed back for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme. The time durations for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and the rank-restricted transmission scheme are arranged periodically on the uplink channel. In this manner, the channel information of one of the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and the rank-restricted transmission scheme can be fed back in each time duration on the uplink channel.

[0038] FIG. 9 is a diagram illustrating the feedback method for the fourth example of the embodiment of the present invention.

[0039] Referring to FIG. 9, unlike the aforementioned exemplary cases, the time duration for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and the time duration for the rank-restricted transmission scheme are different from each other on the uplink channel. The time duration of the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme and the time duration of the rank-restricted transmission scheme can occupy different resources on the uplink channel. The time durations for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme are arranged periodically, and the time durations for the rank-restricted transmission scheme are arranged periodically. Also, the transmission interval of the channel status information feedback for the rank-restricted transmission scheme and the transmission interval of the channel status information feedback for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme can be different from each other. However, the RI for the rank-restricted transmission scheme may not be transmitted as in the above described exemplary cases. Like the above-described exemplary cases, the rank information for the rank-restricted transmission scheme can be acquired from the RI most recently transmitted for the rank-unrestricted transmission scheme.

[0040] Although the above-described embodiments of the present invention are directed to the cases supporting both the rank-restricted transmission scheme and rank-unrestricted transmission scheme simultaneously, the present invention is not limited thereto. That is, the feedback method according to the embodiment of the present invention can be generalized as shown in FIG. 10.

[0041] Referring to FIG. 10, the key issue of the feedback method according to the embodiment of the present invention is, when two or more different transmission schemes are used, to feed back the rank information for one of the multiple transmission scheme such that the rank information for other transmission scheme is estimated from the received rank information. Although it is depicted that the channel status informations for the different transmission scheme occupy different uplink channel resources, the present invention encompasses the cases where the channel status informations for all the transmission schemes are transmitted in different time durations on the same uplink channel. In addition, the feedback method of the present invention can be applied regardless of whether there is the transmission scheme restricted in rank among the multiple transmission schemes or not and whether the transmission ranks supported by the multiple transmission schemes are identical with or different from each other. In such a case, however, it is preferred to feed back the RI of the transmission scheme supporting the highest transmission rank among the multiple transmission schemes.

[0042] In case that the feedback method according to the embodiment of the present invention is applied, the RI of the transmission scheme supporting the highest transmission rank among the N transmission schemes. For the simplicity purpose, it is assumed that the transmission rank supported by the transmission scheme 1 is the highest one such that the RI for the transmission scheme 1 is fed back. In this case, the rank information for each of 2nd, ..., Nth transmission schemes can be acquired from the RI fed back for the transmission scheme 1. The rank for each transmission scheme can be determined according to Math Figure 1:

where Rn is the channel rank for nth transmission scheme, and Rnmax is the maximum rank supported by nth transmission scheme. The R1 is the channel rank information acquired from the RI fed most recently back for the transmission scheme 1.

[0043] The CQIs/PMIs of the transmission schemes of which RIs are not fed back are determined and fed back in consideration of the rank acquired through the above-described process.

[0044] FIG. 11 is a block diagram illustrating an internal configuration of a transmission apparatus for performing the feedback method according to the embodiment of the present invention. Here, the transmission apparatus can be implemented as a part of the terminal.

[0045] Referring to FIG. 11, the transmission apparatus 600 includes a receiver 610, a channel estimator 620, a channel analyzer 630, a feedback information generator 640, and a transmitter 650.

[0046] The receiver 610 receives the reference signals on the downlink channel. At this time, the receiver 610 receives the reference signals from the base station 10. The channel estimator 620 estimates the downlink channel base on the reference signals. The channel analyzer 630 analyzes the downlink channels and selects at least two transmission schemes and the RI, subband CQI/PMI, and wideband CQI/PMI per transmission scheme. The feedback information generator 640 generates the channel status information according to the downlink channel analysis result. At this time, the feedback information generator 640 combines the rank informations for the individual transmission schemes to generate the RI for one of the transmission schemes. The transmitter 650 feeds back the channel status information on the uplink channel. That is, the transmitter 650 transmits the channel status information for the individual transmission schemes to the base station 10 under the control of the feedback information generator 640. At this time, the transmitter 650 transmits a combined RI corresponding to one of the transmission schemes without transmission of separate RIs for other transmission schemes. Here, the transmitter 650 can transmit the channel status information as depicted in one of FIGs. 6 to 10.

[0047] FIG. 12 is a flowchart illustrating the operation procedure of the transmission apparatus for the feedback method according to the embodiment of the present invention. Referring to FIG. 12, when the terminal 20 receives the reference signal (RS) transmitted by the base station 10, the transmission apparatus 600 detects the receipt of the reference signal at step 711 and estimates downlink channel using the reference signal at step 713. Next, the transmission apparatus 600 analyzes the downlink channel to measure the status of the downlink channel at step S715. At this time, the transmission apparatus 600 selects at least two transmission schemes and the RI, subband CQI/PMI, and wideband CQI/PMI per transmission scheme. Next, the transmission apparatus 600 generates the channel status information according to the downlink channel analysis result at step S717. At this time, the transmission apparatus 600 combines the rank informations corresponding to individual transmission schemes to generate the RI for one of the transmission schemes. Next, the transmission apparatus 600 transmits the channel status information on the uplink channel at step 719. That is, the transmitter 600 feeds back the channel status information for each transmission scheme to the base station 10. At this time, the transmission apparatus 600 transmits a combined RI corresponding to one of the transmission schemes without separate transmission of the RIs for the rest transmission schemes. The channel status information transmission procedure of the transmission apparatus 600 is described hereinafter.

[0048] FIG. 13 is a flowchart illustrating a channel status information transmission procedure of FIG. 12.

[0049] Referring to FIG. 13, in order to transmit the channel status information, the transmission apparatus 600 compares maximum transmission ranks of at least two transmission schemes and checks whether it is the timing to feed back the channel status information for the transmission scheme having the highest transmission rank at step 721.

[0050] If it is the timing for transmission of the channel status information for the transmission scheme having the highest maximum transmission rank, the transmission apparatus 600 checks whether it is a timing for feedback of the RI at step 723. If it is the timing for feedback of the RI, the transmission apparatus 600 feeds back the RI at step 725. Otherwise if it is not the timing for the feedback of the RI at step 723, the transmission apparatus 600 checks whether it is a timing for feedback of the subband CQI/PMI at step S727. If it is the timing for the feedback of the subband CQI/PMI at step 727, the transmission apparatus 600 feeds back the subband CQI/PMI at step S729. Otherwise if it is not the timing for the feedback of the subband CQI/PMI at step 727, the transmission apparatus 600 feeds back the wideband CQI/PMI at step 831. Meanwhile, if it is not the timing for the feedback of the channel status information for the transmission scheme having the highest maximum transmission rank at step 721, the transmission apparatus 600 checks whether it is a timing for feedback of subband CQI/PMI at step 733. If it is the timing for the feedback of the subband CQI/PMI at step 733, the transmission apparatus 600 feeds back the subband CQI/PMI based on the rank information determined based on the RI most recently fed back for the transmission scheme according to the above-described method. That is, the transmission apparatus 600 feeds back the subband CQI/PMI for the transmission scheme of which maximum transmission rank is not the highest one using the RI most recently fed back. If it is not the timing of the feedback of the subband CQI/PMI at step 733, the transmission apparatus 600 feeds back the wideband CQI/PMI based on the rank information determined with the RI most recently fed back for the transmission scheme feeding back the RI at step S737. That is, the transmission apparatus 600 feeds back the wideband CQI/PMI for the transmission scheme of which maximum transmission rank is not the highest one using the RI most recently fed back for the transmission scheme feeding back the RI.

[0051] FIG. 14 is a block diagram illustrating internal configuration of a reception apparatus for performing the feedback method according to the embodiment of the present invention. At this time, the reception apparatus can be implemented as a part of the base station.

[0052] Referring to FIG. 14, the reception apparatus 800 according to this embodiment includes a receiver 810, a scheduler 820, and a transmitter 830.

[0053] The receiver 810 receives the channel status information on the uplink channel. That is, the receiver 810 receives the channel status informations corresponding to at least two transmission schemes. At this time, the receiver 810 receives the combined rank information for one of the transmission schemes. The scheduler 820 performs scheduling with the channel status information. At this time, the scheduler 820 calculates the rank per transmission scheme with the combined rank information for the transmission schemes. The scheduler 820 can select appropriate modulation and coding scheme according to the channel status information and perform scheduling based on the modulation coding scheme. The transmitter 830 transmits the data on the downlink channel. That is, the transmitter 830 transmits the data as scheduled by the scheduler 820.

[0054] FIG. 15 is a flowchart illustrating operation procedure of the reception apparatus for the feedback method according to the embodiment of the present invention.

[0055] Referring to FIG. 15, the transmission apparatus 800 transmits the reference signal on the downlink channel at step 911. The transmission apparatus 800 transmits the reference signals as scheduled based on the channel status information received previously from the terminal 20. At this time, the reference signals are transmitted on the downlink channel. Here, the reception apparatus 800 can further transmit data on the downlink channel as scheduled. If the channel status information is received on the uplink channel, the reception apparatus 800 detects the receipt of the channel status information at step 913 and performs scheduling according to the channel status information at step 915. At this time, the reception apparatus 800 can receive the channel status information corresponding to at least two transmission schemes from the terminal 20. Here, the reception apparatus 800 receives the rank information combined for the transmission schemes. Next, the reception apparatus 800 calculates the rank per transmission scheme using the combined rank information for the transmission schemes to determine the transmission scheme to be applied for the downlink channel. That is, the reception apparatus 800 selects an appropriate modulation and coding scheme according to the channel status information. The reception apparatus 800 also performs scheduling on the downlink channel according to the transmission scheme. The scheduling procedure of the reception apparatus 800 is described in more detail hereinafter.

[0056] FIG. 16 is a flowchart illustrating a scheduling procedure of FIG. 15.

[0057] Referring to FIG. 16, in order to perform scheduling, the reception apparatus 800 determines whether to perform transmission using the transmission scheme for which no rank information is fed back at step 917. If it is determined to use the transmission scheme for which no rank information is fed back at step 917, the reception apparatus 800 calculates the rank using the RI most recently fed back for the transmission scheme at step 919. Next, the reception apparatus 800 performs scheduling based on the channel status information fed back, i.e., the CQI/PMI and the calculated rank, at step 921. Otherwise if it is determined to not use the transmission scheme for which no rank information is fed back at step 917, the reception apparatus 800 performs scheduling at step 923 based on the channel status information, i.e. RI and CQI/PMP, fed back.

[0058] In the mobile communication system according to the present invention, the terminal 20 feeds back the rank informations for multiple transmission schemes in combined manner so as to reduce the overhead at the base station 10. That is, the channel status information overhead can be mitigated at the base station 10.

[0059] Although exemplary embodiments of the present invention have been described in detail hereinabove, it should be clearly understood that many variations and modifications of the basic inventive concepts herein taught which may appear to those skilled in the present art will still fall within the scope of the present invention, as defined in the appended claims.


Claims

1. A method for transmitting channel status information of a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:

receiving, from a base station, a reference signal (711);

identifying, a first rank indication for a first transmission scheme associated with a single user and a second rank indication for a second transmission scheme associated with a multi user, based on the reference signal;

determining combined rank indication based on the first rank indication and the second rank indication;

generating channel status information for the second transmission scheme associated with the multi user based on the combined rank indication (717); and

transmitting, to the base station, the generated channel status information for the second transmission scheme (719).


 
2. The method of claim 1, wherein generating the channel status information for the second transmission scheme comprises:
generating the channel status information for the second transmission scheme based on the combined rank indication and a highest value of supportable among the first transmission scheme and the second transmission scheme.
 
3. The method of claim 1, wherein the channel status information comprises at least one of channel quality indication, CQI, and precoding matrix indicator, PMI, for the second transmission scheme, and transmitting the generated channel status information for the second transmission scheme comprises:

transmitting the combined rank indication via the first transmission scheme,

transmitting at least one of CQI and PMI for the second transmission scheme via the second transmission scheme.


 
4.  A method for receiving channel status information of a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:

transmitting, to a terminal, a reference signal (911);

acquiring combined rank indication based on a first rank indication for a first transmission scheme associated with a single user and a second rank indication for a second transmission scheme associated with a multi user, the first rank indication and the second rank indication being identified based on the reference signal;

receiving channel status information for the second transmission scheme associated with the multi user identified based on the combined rank indication (913); and

scheduling downlink channel in relation to the second transmission scheme based on the received channel status information (915).


 
5. The method of claim 4, wherein scheduling comprises:
scheduling the downlink channel in relation to the second transmission scheme based on a rank calculated based on the combined rank indication.
 
6. The method of claim 5, wherein scheduling the downlink channel comprises:
scheduling the downlink channel in relation to the second transmission scheme by identifying the rank of one of the transmission schemes using the combined rank indication.
 
7. The method of claim 4, wherein the combined rank indication is identified based on a highest value of supportable ranks among the first transmission scheme and the second transmission scheme.
 
8. The method of claim 4, wherein the channel status information comprises at least one of channel quality indication, CQI, and precoding matrix indicator, PMI, for the second transmission scheme, and
wherein receiving the channel status information for the second transmission scheme comprises:

receiving the combined rank indication via the first transmission scheme, and

receiving at least one of CQI and PMI for the second transmission scheme via the second transmission scheme.


 
9. A transmission apparatus of a terminal comprising:

a transceiver (610, 650) configured to transmit and receive at least one signal;

a controller coupled with the transceiver and configured to:

receive, from a base station, a reference signal,

identify, a first rank indication for a first transmission scheme associated with a single user and a second rank indication for a second transmission scheme associated with a multi user, based on the reference signal,

determine combined rank indication based on the first rank indication and the second rank indication,

generate channel information for the second transmission scheme associated with the multi user based on the combined rank indication, and

transmit, to the base station, the generated channel status i information for the second transmission scheme.


 
10. The transmission apparatus of claim 9, wherein the controller is further configured to:
generate the channel status information for the second transmission scheme based on the combined rank indication and a highest value of supportable among the first transmission scheme and the second transmission scheme.
 
11. The transmission apparatus of claim 9, wherein the channel status information comprises at least one of channel quality indication, CQI, and precoding matrix indicator, PMI, for the second transmission scheme, and
wherein the controller is further configured to:

transmit the combined rank indication via the first transmission scheme, and

transmit at least one of the CQI and PMI for the second transmission scheme via the second transmission scheme.


 
12. A reception apparatus of a base station comprising:

a transceiver (810, 830) configured to transmit and receive at least one signal;

a controller coupled with the transceiver and configured to:

transmit, to a terminal, a reference signal,

acquire combined rank indication based on a first rank indication for a first transmission scheme associated with a single user and a second rank indication for a second transmission scheme associated with a multi user, the first rank indication and the second rank indication being identified based on the reference i signal receive channel status information for the second transmission scheme associated with the multi user identified based on the combined rank indication, and

schedule downlink channel in related to the second transmission scheme based on the received channel status information.


 
13. The reception apparatus of claim 12, wherein the controller is further configured to schedule the downlink channel in relation to the second transmission scheme based on a rank calculated based on the combined rank indication, by identifying the rank for the one of the transmission schemes using the combined rank indication.
 
14. The reception apparatus of claim 12, wherein the combined rank indication is identified based on a highest value of supportable ranks among the first transmission scheme and the second transmission scheme.
 
15. The reception apparatus of claim 12, wherein the channel status information comprises at least one of channel quality indication, CQI, and precoding matrix indicator, PMI for the second transmission scheme, and
wherein the controller is further configured to:

receive the combined rank indication via the first transmission scheme, and

receive at least one of CQI and PMI for the second transmission scheme via the second transmission scheme.


 


Ansprüche

1. Verfahren zum Übertragen von Kanalzustandsinformationen eines Endgeräts in einem drahtlosen Kommunikationssystem, wobei das Verfahren Folgendes umfasst:

Empfangen eines Referenzsignals (711) von einer Basisstation;

Identifizieren einer ersten Rangangabe für ein erstes Übertragungsschema, das mit einem einzelnen Benutzer assoziiert ist, und einer zweiten Rangangabe für ein zweites Übertragungsschema, das mit einem Multibenutzer assoziiert ist, basierend auf dem Referenzsignal;

Bestimmen der kombinierten Rangangabe basierend auf der ersten Rangangabe und der zweiten Rangangabe;

Erzeugen von Kanalzustandsinformationen für das zweite Übertragungsschema, das mit dem Multibenutzer assoziiert ist, basierend auf der kombinierten Rangangabe (717); und

Übertragen der erzeugten Kanalzustandsinformationen für das zweite Übertragungsschema (719) an die Basisstation.


 
2. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei das Erzeugen der Kanalzustandsinformationen für das zweite Übertragungsschema Folgendes umfasst:
Erzeugen der Kanalzustandsinformationen für das zweite Übertragungsschema basierend auf der kombinierten Rangangabe und einem höchsten Wert von unterstützbaren unter dem ersten Übertragungsschema und dem zweiten Übertragungsschema.
 
3. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Kanalzustandsinformationen eine Kanalqualitätsanzeige, CQI, und/oder eine Vorcodierungsmatrixanzeige, PMI, für das zweite Übertragungsschema umfassen und das Übertragen der erzeugten Kanalzustandsinformationen für das zweite Übertragungsschema Folgendes umfasst:

Übertragen der kombinierten Rangangabe über das erste Übertragungsschema,

Übertragen einer CQI und/oder einer PMI für das zweite Übertragungsschema über das zweite Übertragungsschema.


 
4. Verfahren zum Empfangen von Kanalzustandsinformationen einer Basisstation in einem drahtlosen Kommunikationssystem, wobei das Verfahren Folgendes umfasst:

Übertragen eines Referenzsignals (911) an ein Endgerät;

Erfassen einer kombinierten Rangangabe basierend auf einer ersten Rangangabe für ein erstes Übertragungsschema, das mit einem einzelnen Benutzer assoziiert ist, und einer zweiten Rangangabe für ein zweites Übertragungsschema, das mit einem Multibenutzer assoziiert ist, wobei die erste Rangangabe und die zweite Rangangabe basierend auf dem Referenzsignal identifiziert werden;

Empfangen von Kanalzustandsinformationen für das zweite Übertragungsschema, das mit dem Multibenutzer assoziiert ist, der basierend auf der kombinierten Rangangabe (913) identifiziert wird; und

Planen des Downlink-Kanals in Bezug auf das zweite Übertragungsschema basierend auf den empfangenen Kanalzustandsinformationen (915).


 
5. Verfahren nach Anspruch 4, wobei das Planen Folgendes umfasst:
Planen des Downlink-Kanals in Bezug auf das zweite Übertragungsschema basierend auf einem Rang, der basierend auf der kombinierten Rangangabe berechnet wird.
 
6. Verfahren nach Anspruch 5, wobei das Planen des Downlink-Kanals Folgendes umfasst:
Planen des Downlink-Kanals in Bezug auf das zweite Übertragungsschema durch Identifizieren des Ranges eines der Übertragungsschemata unter Verwenden der kombinierten Rangangabe.
 
7. Verfahren nach Anspruch 4, wobei die kombinierte Rangangabe basierend auf einem höchsten Wert von unterstützbaren Rängen unter dem ersten Übertragungsschema und dem zweiten Übertragungsschema identifiziert wird.
 
8. Verfahren nach Anspruch 4, wobei die Kanalzustandsinformationen eine Kanalqualitätsanzeige, CQI, und/oder eine Vorcodierungsmatrixanzeige, PMI, für das zweite Übertragungsschema umfassen, und
wobei das Empfangen der Kanalzustandsinformationen für das zweite Übertragungsschema Folgendes umfasst:

Empfangen der kombinierten Rangangabe über das erste Übertragungsschema, und

Empfangen einer CQI und/oder einer PMI für das zweite Übertragungsschema über das zweite Übertragungsschema.


 
9. Übertragungsvorrichtung eines Endgeräts, welche Folgendes umfasst:

einen Transceiver (610, 650), der konfiguriert ist, um mindestens ein Signal zu übertragen und zu empfangen;

eine Steuerung, die mit dem Transceiver gekoppelt und konfiguriert ist zum:

Empfangen eines Referenzsignals von einer Basisstation,

Identifizieren einer ersten Rangangabe für ein erstes Übertragungsschema, das mit einem einzelnen Benutzer assoziiert ist, und einer zweiten Rangangabe für ein zweites Übertragungsschema, das mit einem Multibenutzer assoziiert ist, basierend auf dem Referenzsignal,

Bestimmen einer kombinierten Rangangabe basierend auf der ersten Rangangabe und der zweiten Rangangabe,

Erzeugen von Kanalinformationen für das zweite Übertragungsschema, das mit dem Multibenutzer assoziiert ist, basierend auf der kombinierten Rangangabe, und

Übertragen der erzeugten Kanalzustandsinformationen für das zweite Übertragungsschema an die Basisstation.


 
10. Übertragungsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 9, wobei die Steuerung ferner konfiguriert ist zum:
Erzeugen der Kanalzustandsinformationen für das zweite Übertragungsschema basierend auf der kombinierten Rangangabe und einem höchsten Wert von unterstützbaren unter dem ersten Übertragungsschema und dem zweiten Übertragungsschema.
 
11. Übertragungsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 9, wobei die Kanalzustandsinformationen eine Kanalqualitätsanzeige, CQI, und/oder eine Vorcodierungsmatrixanzeige, PMI, für das zweite Übertragungsschema umfassen, und
wobei die Steuerung ferner konfiguriert ist zum:

Übertragen der kombinierten Rangangabe über das erste Übertragungsschema, und

Übertragen der CQI und/oder der PMI für das zweite Übertragungsschema über das zweite Übertragungsschema.


 
12. Empfangsvorrichtung einer Basisstation, welche Folgendes umfasst:

einen Transceiver (810, 830), der konfiguriert ist, um mindestens ein Signal zu übertragen und zu empfangen;

eine Steuerung, die mit dem Transceiver gekoppelt und konfiguriert ist zum:

Übertragen eines Referenzsignals an ein Endgerät,

Erfassen einer kombinierten Rangangabe basierend auf einer ersten Rangangabe für ein erstes Übertragungsschema, das mit einem einzelnen Benutzer assoziiert ist, und einer zweiten Rangangabe für ein zweites Übertragungsschema, das mit einem Multibenutzer assoziiert ist, wobei die erste Rangangabe und die zweite Rangangabe basierend auf dem Referenzsignal identifiziert werden

Empfangen von Kanalzustandsinformationen für das zweite Übertragungsschema, das mit dem Multibenutzer assoziiert ist, der basierend auf der kombinierten Rangangabe identifiziert wird, und

Planen des Downlink-Kanals in Bezug auf das zweite Übertragungsschema basierend auf den empfangenen Kanalzustandsinformationen.


 
13. Empfangsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 12, wobei die Steuerung ferner konfiguriert ist, um den Downlink-Kanal in Bezug auf das zweite Übertragungsschema zu planen, basierend auf einem Rang, der basierend auf der kombinierten Rangangabe berechnet wird, indem der Rang für das eine der Übertragungsschemata unter Verwenden der kombinierten Rangangabe identifiziert wird.
 
14. Empfangsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 12, wobei die kombinierte Rangangabe basierend auf einem höchsten Wert von unterstützbaren Rängen unter dem ersten Übertragungsschema und dem zweiten Übertragungsschema identifiziert wird.
 
15. Empfangsvorrichtung nach Anspruch 12, wobei die Kanalzustandsinformationen eine Kanalqualitätsanzeige, CQI, und/oder eine Vorcodierungsmatrixanzeige, PMI für das zweite Übertragungsschema umfassen, und
wobei die Steuerung ferner konfiguriert ist zum:

Empfangen der kombinierten Rangangabe über das erste Übertragungsschema, und

Empfangen einer CQI und/oder einer PMI für das zweite Übertragungsschema über das zweite Übertragungsschema.


 


Revendications

1. Procédé pour transmettre des informations d'état de canal d'un terminal dans un système de communication sans fil, le procédé comprenant :

recevoir, à partir d'une station de base, un signal de référence (711) ;

identifier, une première indication de rang pour un premier schéma de transmission associé à un seul utilisateur et une deuxième indication de rang pour un deuxième schéma de transmission associé à un multi-utilisateur, sur la base du signal de référence ;

déterminer une indication de rang combinée sur la base de la première indication de rang et de la deuxième indication de rang ;

générer des informations d'état de canal pour le deuxième schéma de transmission associé au multi-utilisateur sur la base de l'indication de rang combinée (717) ; et

transmettre, à la station de base, les informations d'état de canal générées pour le deuxième schéma de transmission (719).


 
2. Procédé selon la revendication 1, où la génération des informations d'état de canal pour le deuxième schéma de transmission comprend :
générer les informations d'état de canal pour le deuxième schéma de transmission sur la base de l'indication de rang combinée et d'une valeur la plus élevée de rangs pouvant être pris en charge parmi le premier schéma de transmission et le deuxième schéma de transmission.
 
3. Procédé selon la revendication 1, où les informations d'état de canal comprennent au moins l'un parmi une indication de qualité de canal, CQI, et un indicateur de matrice de précodage, PMI, pour le deuxième schéma de transmission, et la transmission des informations d'état de canal générées pour le deuxième schéma de transmission comprend :

transmettre l'indication de rang combinée par l'intermédiaire du premier schéma de transmission,

transmettre au moins l'un parmi une CQI et un PMI pour le deuxième schéma de transmission par l'intermédiaire du deuxième schéma de transmission.


 
4. Procédé pour recevoir des informations d'état de canal d'une station de base dans un système de communication sans fil, le procédé comprenant :

transmettre, à un terminal, un signal de référence (911) ;

acquérir une indication de rang combinée sur la base d'une première indication de rang pour un premier schéma de transmission associé à un seul utilisateur et d'une deuxième indication de rang pour un deuxième schéma de transmission associé à un multi-utilisateur, la première indication de rang et la deuxième indication de rang étant identifiées sur la base du signal de référence ;

recevoir des informations d'état de canal pour le deuxième schéma de transmission associé au multi-utilisateur identifié sur la basé de l'indication de rang combinée (913) ; et

programmer un canal de liaison descendante par rapport au deuxième schéma de transmission sur la base des informations d'état de canal reçues (915).


 
5. Procédé selon la revendication 4, où la programmation comprend :
programmer le canal de liaison descendante par rapport au deuxième schéma de transmission sur la base d'un rang calculé en fonction de l'indication de rang combinée.
 
6. Procédé selon la revendication 5, où la programmation du canal de liaison descendante comprend :
programmer le canal de liaison descendante par rapport au deuxième schéma de transmission en identifiant le rang de l'un des schémas de transmission à l'aide de l'indication de rang combinée.
 
7. Procédé selon la revendication 4, où l'indication de rang combinée est identifiée sur la base d'une valeur la plus élevée de rangs pouvant être pris en charge parmi le premier schéma de transmission et le deuxième schéma de transmission.
 
8. Procédé selon la revendication 4, où les informations d'état de canal comprennent au moins l'un parmi une indication de qualité de canal, CQI, et un indicateur de matrice de précodage, PMI, pour le deuxième schéma de transmission, et
où la réception des informations d'état de canal pour le deuxième schéma de transmission comprend :

recevoir l'indication de rang combinée par l'intermédiaire du premier schéma de transmission, et

recevoir au moins l'un parmi une CQI et un PMI pour le deuxième schéma de transmission par l'intermédiaire du deuxième schéma de transmission.


 
9. Dispositif de transmission d'un terminal comprenant :

un émetteur-récepteur (610, 650) configuré pour transmettre et recevoir au moins un signal ;

un contrôleur couplé à l'émetteur-récepteur et configuré pour :

recevoir, à partir d'une station de base, un signal de référence,

identifier une première indication de rang pour un premier schéma de transmission associé à un seul utilisateur et une deuxième indication de rang pour un deuxième schéma de transmission associé à un multi-utilisateur, sur la base du signal de référence,

déterminer une indication de rang combinée sur la base de la première indication de rang et de la deuxième indication de rang,

générer des informations de canal pour le deuxième schéma de transmission associé au multi-utilisateur sur la base de l'indication de rang combinée, et

transmettre, à la station de base, les informations d'état de canal générées pour le deuxième schéma de transmission.


 
10. Dispositif de transmission selon la revendication 9, où le contrôleur est configuré en outre pour :
générer les informations d'état de canal pour le deuxième schéma de transmission sur la base de l'indication de rang combinée et d'une valeur la plus élevée de rangs pouvant être pris en charge parmi le premier schéma de transmission et le deuxième schéma de transmission.
 
11. Dispositif de transmission selon la revendication 9, où les informations d'état de canal comprennent au moins l'un parmi une indication de qualité de canal, CQI, et un indicateur de matrice de précodage, PMI, pour le deuxième schéma de transmission, et

où le contrôleur est configuré en outre pour : transmettre l'indication de rang combinée par l'intermédiaire du premier schéma de transmission, et

transmettre au moins l'un parmi la CQI et le PMI pour le deuxième schéma de transmission par l'intermédiaire du deuxième schéma de transmission.


 
12. Dispositif de réception d'une station de base comprenant :

un émetteur-récepteur (810, 830) configuré pour transmettre et recevoir au moins un signal ;

un contrôleur couplé à l'émetteur-récepteur et configuré pour :

transmettre, à un terminal, un signal de référence,

acquérir une indication de rang combinée sur la base d'une première indication de rang pour un premier schéma de transmission associé à un seul utilisateur et d'une deuxième indication de rang pour un deuxième schéma de transmission associé à un multi-utilisateur, la première indication de rang et la deuxième indication de rang étant identifiées sur la base du signal de référence

recevoir des informations d'état de canal pour le deuxième schéma de transmission associé au multi-utilisateur identifié sur la base de l'indication de rang combinée, et

programmer un canal de liaison descendante par rapport au deuxième schéma de transmission sur la base des informations d'état de canal reçues.


 
13. Dispositif de réception selon la revendication 12, où le contrôleur est configuré en outre pour programmer le canal de liaison descendante par rapport au deuxième schéma de transmission sur la base d'un rang calculé en fonction de l'indication de rang combinée, en identifiant le rang pour l'un des schémas de transmission à l'aide de l'indication de rang combinée.
 
14. Dispositif de réception selon la revendication 12, où l'indication de rang combinée est identifiée sur la base d'une valeur la plus élevée de rangs pouvant être pris en charge parmi le premier schéma de transmission et le deuxième schéma de transmission.
 
15. Dispositif de réception selon la revendication 12, où les informations d'état de canal comprennent au moins l'un parmi une indication de qualité de canal, CQI, et un indicateur de matrice de précodage, PMI, pour le deuxième schéma de transmission, et
où le contrôleur est configuré en outre pour :

recevoir l'indication de rang combinée par l'intermédiaire du premier schéma de transmission, et

recevoir au moins l'un parmi une CQI et un PMI pour le deuxième schéma de transmission par l'intermédiaire du deuxième schéma de transmission.


 




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