(19)
(11)EP 3 065 491 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
10.06.2020 Bulletin 2020/24

(21)Application number: 14858730.6

(22)Date of filing:  24.10.2014
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
H04W 72/04(2009.01)
H04W 88/08(2009.01)
H04B 7/26(2006.01)
H04W 76/27(2018.01)
H04W 48/08(2009.01)
H04W 48/14(2009.01)
H04W 56/00(2009.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/CN2014/089481
(87)International publication number:
WO 2015/062451 (07.05.2015 Gazette  2015/18)

(54)

DISCOVERY SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, BASE STATION AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

ENTDECKUNGSSIGNALVERARBEITUNGSVERFAHREN, BASISSTATION UND COMPUTERSPEICHERMEDIUM

PROCÉDÉ DE TRAITEMENT DE SIGNAUX DE DÉCOUVERTE, STATION DE BASE ET SUPPORT DE STOCKAGE INFORMATIQUE


(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: 01.11.2013 CN 201310535676
27.05.2014 CN 201410228839

(43)Date of publication of application:
07.09.2016 Bulletin 2016/36

(73)Proprietor: ZTE Corporation
Shenzhen, Guangdong 518057 (CN)

(72)Inventors:
  • ZHAO, Yajun
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518057 (CN)
  • MO, Linmei
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518057 (CN)
  • XU, Hanqing
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518057 (CN)

(74)Representative: Lavoix 
Bayerstrasse 83
80335 München
80335 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A1- 2 533 595
CN-A- 102 546 113
CN-A- 103 369 583
US-A- 5 040 238
CN-A- 102 468 926
CN-A- 103 155 643
CN-A- 103 581 993
US-A1- 2013 196 675
  
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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 disclosure relates to a small cell technology, and in particular to a Discovery Signal (DS) processing method for a small cell deployment scenario, a base station and a computer storage medium.

BACKGROUND



[0002] A small cell technology adopts a low-power radio access node, and may be configured to broaden coverage of a macro cell to offload increasing data traffic of the macro cell, thereby increasing a utilization rate of a radio spectrum resource. At present, a Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-Advanced) system improves network capacity by adopting the small cell technology.

[0003] A small cell is usually smaller in size, and covers 10 meters to 2 kilometres. A flexible manner may be adopted for a small cell deployment scenario of an LTE network, and for example, the small cell deployment scenario may include a macro cell level and a small cell level, wherein macro cells and small cells may be deployed on the same frequency point to namely implement co-channel deployment, and may also be deployed on different frequency points to namely implement non-co-channel deployment. There may also be no macro cells but small cells deployed in the small cell deployment scenario of the LTE network. Moreover, the small cells may be deployed in both an indoor environment and an outdoor environment, and may be deployed both sparsely and densely.

[0004] A small cell is an interference-limited system, and there exists a complicated interference relationship between a macro cell and a small cell and between small cells. Each cell is dynamically scheduled to serve terminals therein respectively. In addition, along with movement of User Equipment (UE), there may be UE continuously handed over into and out of a small cell, and a system load and interference of a small cell may be obviously fluctuated, so that it is necessary to adopt a certain interference coordination method, such as a small cell adaptive opening and closing mechanism and an adaptive power regulation mechanism, to perform interference suppression and coordination on the small cell.

[0005] Specifically, a basic idea of a small cell adaptive opening and closing mechanism is to adaptively open and close some under-loaded small cells to reduce inter-cell interference. The opened cells are called ON cells, and the ON cells normally send data channels and common channels; and the closed cells are called OFF cells, and the OFF cells may shut down the data channels and a part of common channels. However, both an ON cell and an OFF cell may send cell Discovery Signals (DSs) configured for cell discovery and selection, activation/deactivation determination and the like.

[0006] At present, an existing reference signal, such as a Channel State Information Reference Signal (CSI-RS) resource, is usually adopted as a DS. However, an existing CSI-RS is configured to implement CSI measurement, so that time domain density is greater and there are more antennae. For a small cell deployment scenario, more cells are required to be measured during DS measurement. Moreover, there are usually more CSI-RS sending antenna ports for CSI measurement, and a period is usually shorter, while a DS usually does not require so many antenna ports and such a short period. That is, direct multiplexing of an existing CSI-RS for a DS may undoubtedly bring a problem of unnecessary radio resource overheads.

[0007] NEC GROUP: "Discussion on possible small cell discovery schemes" 3GPP DRAFT; R1-134255 discloses that CSI-RS or PRS based scheme can provide best orthogonal property due to orthogonal time-frequency resources allocation.

[0008] CMCC: "Procedures for efficient discovery of small cells", 3GPP DRAFT; R1-132547 provides procedure of cell discovery for small cell cluster.

[0009] US 2013/196675 A1 discloses that measurements and channel state information (CSI) feedback are configured using communications between a network and user equipment (UE).

[0010] "3rd Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group Radio Access Network; Small cell enhancements for E-UTRAN and E-UTRAN-Physical layer aspects (Release 12)" provides burst transmission of DL-SS/RS.

[0011] EP 2 533 595 A1 discloses the principle of restricting the resources for discovering small cells for inference reasons.

SUMMARY



[0012] A technical problem to be solved by the embodiment of the disclosure is to provide a DS measurement method, a base station and a computer storage medium, which may reduce radio resource overhead, thereby improving spectrum efficiency.

[0013] In order to solve the technical problem, the embodiment of the disclosure provides a DS processing method, which may include that:

a base station performs configuration on DS resources by taking a part of available resources of specified reference signals as the DS resources; and

the base station sends DSs according to the configuration, and UE measures the DSs according to the configuration;

the method further includes that: the base station initializes a Pseudo-Noise (PN) sequence for the DSs by adopting a Physical Cell Identity (PCI) or an Access Point Identity (API).



[0014] The specified reference signals may include CSI-RSs; and the configuration may include:

configuration of CSI-RS resources sent by one or more antenna ports of antenna ports sending the CSI-RSs as the DS resources; or

independent configuration of CSI-RS resources sent by one or more antenna ports as the DS resources.



[0015] The DS resources may include: a combination of a part of available resources of the CSI-RSs and other signals, the other signals including one of or any combination of: Primary Synchronization Signals and/or Secondary Synchronization Signals (PSSs and/or SSSs), Common Reference Signals (CRSs) or Positioning Reference Signals (PRSs).

[0016] The configuration may further include: mapping of the antenna ports of the CSI-RS resources is configured to be consistent with mapping of antenna ports of the other signals; or
the antenna ports of the CSI-RS resources and the antenna ports of the other signals are configured to be mapped to different ports.

[0017] The CSI-RS resources configured as the DS resources may be orthogonal to existing CSI-RS resources configured for CSI measurement.

[0018] The specified reference signals may include PSSs and/or SSSs; and
the DS resources may include any combination of: the PSSs and/or SSSs, and one or more of CSI-RSs, CRSs or PRSs.

[0019] Burst structures of the DSs may be specified as follows: burst structures of DSs sent in a same cell are different; or,
a burst structure of each DS sent in a part of cells in a cell cluster includes all signals configured to configure the DS resources, and burst structures of DSs sent in other cells include a part of signals configured to configure the DS resources; or
the burst structure of each sent DS includes all the signals configured to configure the DS resources.

[0020] The DSs may include PSSs and/or SSSs and CSI-RSs; and the configuration may further include that:

the base station configures the UE to implement synchronization on the basis of the PSSs and/or SSSs and perform Radio Resource Management (RRM) measurement on the basis of the CSI-RSs;

logic Identities (IDs) and logic antenna ports corresponding to the PSSs and/or SSSs and to the CSI-RSs are independently configured respectively, and mapping relationships are configured to be consistent or inconsistent; and

the CSI-RS parts of the DSs are configured independently from conventional CSI-RSs configured for CSI measurement, or consist of a part of ports and periods of the conventional CSI-RSs configured for CSI measurement.



[0021] The method may further include that: the base station notifies the UE to measure the DSs according to configuration, where the notification may be implemented as follows: notification is performed through Radio Resource Control (RRC) signalling.

[0022] Configuration information notified to the UE may include:

a cell set for DS measurement, including Cell IDs (CIDs) and corresponding DS measurement patterns; wherein a DS measurement pattern comprises an adopted PN sequence, and time and frequency resource positions; or

whether a measured cell is synchronized with a cell where the UE resides and/or a synchronization deviation between the measured cell and the cell where the UE resides.



[0023] The embodiment of the disclosure further provides a base station, which may at least include:

a configuration module, configured to perform configuration on DS resources, including taking a part of available resources of specified reference signals as the DS resources; and

a sending module, configured to send DSs according to the configuration;

an initialization module, configured to initialize a Pseudo-Noise, PN sequence for the DSs by adopting a Physical Cell Identity, PCI or an Access Point Identity, API.



[0024] In order to solve the problem, the embodiment of the disclosure further provides a computer storage medium having stored thereon computer-executable instructions for executing the abovementioned method.

[0025] Compared with a conventional art, the technical solutions provided by the embodiment of the disclosure have the advantages that the base station performs configuration on DS resources by taking a part of available resources of the specified reference signals as the DS resources, the base station sends the DSs according to configuration, and the UE measures the DSs according to configuration. In the DS processing method of the embodiment of the disclosure, configuration is performed on DS resources by taking only a part of available resources of the specified reference signals, such as the CSI-RSs, as the DS resources, so that radio resource overhead is reduced, and spectrum efficiency is improved. An embodiment of the disclosure further includes that: configuration is performed on DS resources by taking all the available resources of the specified reference signals as the DS resources, where the specified reference signals may be CSI-RSs, so that compatibility with an existing DS processing method is achieved.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



[0026] 

Fig. 1 is a flowchart of a DS processing method according to an embodiment of the disclosure; and

Fig. 2 is a structure diagram of a base station according to an embodiment of the disclosure.


DETAILED DESCRIPTION



[0027] In order to make the purpose, technical solutions and advantages of the disclosure clearer, the embodiment of the disclosure will be described below with reference to the drawings in detail. It is important to note that embodiments in the disclosure and characteristics in the embodiments may be freely combined under the condition of no conflicts.

[0028] Fig. 1 is a flowchart of a DS processing method according to an embodiment of the disclosure, and as shown in Fig. 1, the method includes:
Step 100: a base station performs configuration on DS resources by taking a part of available resources of specified reference signals as the DS resources.

[0029] In the step, the specified reference signals may be CSI-RSs, and the DS resources include a combination of a part of available resources of the CSI-RSs and one or more of other signals (such as PSSs and/or SSSs, CRSs or PRSs). Here, the CSI-RS resources configured as DS components are called DS-RSs for short.

[0030] Specific implementation of configuration in the step includes: configuration of CSI-RS resources sent by one or more antenna ports in antenna ports sending the CSI-RSs as the DS resources; or, independent configuration of CSI-RS resources sent by one or more antenna ports as the DS resources.

[0031] In an embodiment of the disclosure, the antenna ports of the CSI-RS resources taken as the DS resources and antenna ports of other signal resources may be configured to be consistently mapped. For example, if it is configured that a DS port number is 1 and the DSs consist of CSI-RS resources and PRS resources, CSI-RS port 0 is mapped to DS port 0 while the PRS resources are also mapped to DS port 0; and
they may also be configured to be mapped to different ports respectively, and for example, if it is configured that the DS port number is 2 and the DSs consist of CSI-RS resources and PRS resources, CSI-RS ports 0 and 1 are mapped to DS ports 0 and 1 while the PRS resources are mapped to port 0, that is, the ports of the two resource components are independently mapped.

[0032] When the DSs are formed by combining the CSI-RS resources and the other signal resources, different signal components may realize different functions according to own characteristics respectively:

for the CSI-RS resource components, more cells may be better detected and discovered since a mechanism for avoiding interference by neighbouring cell puncturing may be adopted;

for the other signal components, the other signal resources which are PRS resources may further be configured for detection of synchronization between a part of or all cells detected and discovered on the basis of the CSI-RS resources;

if the other signal resources are CRS resources, they may further be configured for RRM measurement of a part of or all cells detected and discovered on the basis of the CSI-RS resources; and

if the other signal resources are PSS and/or SSS resources, they may further be configured for synchronization detection of a part of or all cells detected and discovered on the basis of the CSI-RS resources.



[0033] In the step, the specified reference signals may also be PSSs and/or SSSs, and the DS resources include a combination of a part of available resources of the PSSs and/or SSSs and one or more of other signals (such as CSI-RSs, CRSs or PRSs). Here, the PSSs and/or SSSs resources configured for the DS components are called DS-RSs for short.

[0034] In the step, burst structures of the DSs may be DS burst structures consisting of different structures, for example:

different DS burst structures may be configured in the same cell; or,

different DS burst structures may be configured in multiple cells, that is, a burst structure of each DS sent in a part of cells in a cell cluster includes all signals configured to configure the DS resources, and burst structures of DSs sent in other cells include a part of signals configured to configure the DS resources; or,

the burst structure of each sent DS includes all the signals configured to configure the DS resources.



[0035] Step 101: the base station sends DSs according to the configuration, and UE measures the DSs according to the configuration.

[0036] The step further includes that: the base station notifies the UE to measure the DSs according to configuration. For example, the UE is notified to perform DS measurement according to configuration through RRC signalling. Wherein, configuration information notified to the UE includes: a cell set for DS measurement, i.e. CIDs and corresponding DS measurement patterns; or whether a measured cell is synchronized with a cell where the UE resides and/or a synchronization deviation between the measured cell and the cell where the UE resides.

[0037] In the DS processing method of the embodiment of the disclosure, configuration is performed on DS resources by taking only a part of available resources of the specified reference signals, such as the CSI-RSs, as the DS resources, so that radio resource overhead is reduced, and spectrum efficiency is further improved.

[0038] The method of the embodiment of the disclosure further includes that: configuration is performed on DS resources by taking all available resources of the specified reference signals as the DS resources according to a preselected processing solution, where the specified reference signals may be CSI-RSs.

[0039] For example, it is supposed that there are cell 1 (Cell_1), Cell_2, Cell_3, UE1, UE2 and UE3. In the embodiment, it is supposed that a subset of CSI-RS available patterns and sequences is selected to process the DS resources as a resource available for the DSs.

[0040] Specifically, in the embodiment, Resource Element (RE) positions available for the DSs form a subset of a CSI-RS available RE position set; a DS period may be configured to be longer than a CSI-RS period, and the DS period is equal to a CSI-RS available period or a multiple of the CSI-RS available period; and a DS port number of a cell is usually smaller than a CSI-RS port number, and the resources for the DSs are resources of a part of ports of the CSI-RSs, and are supposed to be preferably configured to be port 1/0 or 2/3 or 4/5 or 6/7 of the CSI-RSs in the embodiment.

[0041] The following two solutions may be adopted for DS port mapping.

[0042] One solution is that CSI-RS resources sent by one or more antenna ports in antenna ports sending CSI-RSs are configured as the DS resources. Specifically, a cell is configured to send CSI-RSs and select a part of ports for sending DSs. For example, it is supposed that Cell_1 is configured with 8 CSI-RS antenna ports and port 0 and port 1 are defined as DS ports. Port 0 and port 1 configured for DSs are configured according to a DS requirement: if power of the DSs is required to be different from that of the CSI-RSs, power of port 0 and port 1 is configured independently from power of the other ports; when opening/closing operation is performed on the cell, if the DSs are required to be sent when the cell is closed, the signals of only port 0 and port 1 are sent, and sending of the CS-RSs of the other ports is stopped when the cell is closed; and if a neighbouring cell is required to be configured not to send any signal at RE positions, where the DSs are sent, of Cell_1, port 0 and port 1 are required to require RE positions corresponding to other neighbouring cells to avoid interference like other CSI-RSs according to a CSI-RS requirement (for example, no signals are sent at the corresponding RE positions), and also require RE positions of other cells in the neighbouring cells to avoid interference according to an interference avoiding requirement of the DSs (for example, no signals are sent at the corresponding RE positions). For example: it is supposed that a neighbouring cell set required to avoid interference with the CSI-RSs of Cell_1 is A and an RE resource set is B; a neighbouring cell set required to avoid interference with the DSs of Cell_1 is C and an RE resource set is D; and then, a cell set required by port 0 and port 1 of Cell_1 to be avoided from the neighbouring cells is A ∪ C and an RE set required to be avoided is B ∪ C, wherein symbol "∪" represents union.

[0043] The other solution is that CSI-RS resources sent by one or more antenna ports are independently configured as the DS resources. Herein, antenna ports of one or more independently configured DS are independent from antenna ports of the CSI-RSs. That is, the CSI-RSs and the DSs are independently configured respectively, positions of time and frequency resources occupied by the CSI-RSs and the DSs are different, and their antenna ports are independently mapped. For example, only CSI-RSs sent by a part of antenna ports are configured for the DSs, and the other antenna ports do not send any CSI-RS. A preferred configuration combination of selected CSI-RS port resources is: 1/0, 2/3, 4/5 and 6/7, that is: resources corresponding to port 1, or port 2, or port 4 or port 6 are preferred if the port number is 1, and resources corresponding to port 0 and port 1, or port 2 and port 3, or port 4 and port 5 or port 6 and port 7 are preferred if the port number is 2. In addition, CSI-RS power corresponding to the DSs may not be regulated along with power adaptation, that is, the power is configured independently from conventional CSI-RSs.

[0044] RE resources, corresponding to the DSs of the cell, of the neighbouring cells are configured not to send any signal. The neighbouring cell set is configured independently from a conventional CSI-RS set; and the cell set is usually larger than a cell set corresponding to CSI-RS measurement.

[0045] For the two solutions, an inter-coordinated cell DS configuration pattern relationship and mutual puncturing may be adopted. That is, DS resources of Cell_1 and Cell_2 may be orthogonally configured; and for a DS RE position of Cell_1, a corresponding RE position of Cell_2 adjacent to Cell_1 may be configured not to send any signal to avoid DS interference of Cell_2 to Cell_1. Cell_1 may notify Cell_2 of configured and sent DS information through a communication interface with Cell_2, and Cell_2 determines own DS sending and operation of avoiding DS interference to Cell_1 with reference to the DS information of Cell_1.

[0046] According to the technical solution provided by the embodiment of the disclosure, after the CSI-RS resources are configured for the DS resources, for CSI-RSs for CSI measurement, multiple cells may adopt the same ID for scrambling for sequence initialization, and the DSs are required to distinguish different logic cells, or virtual CIDs and CSI measurement requirements are different, so that CSI-RS sequences corresponding to CSI and DS should be different. Therefore, the method further includes that: a PN sequence is initialized. PN sequence initialization of the DSs may be implemented by adopting a PCI or an API. An orthogonal sequence adopted for the CSI-RSs may be multiplexed by the DSs.

[0047] In Step 100 of the embodiment of the disclosure, implementation of multiple types of signals adopted for configuring the DS resources may further include, but not limited to, the following manners.

[0048] Manner 1: each sent signal structure includes all signals configured to configure the DS resources, and for example, the DSs consist of PSSs and/or SSSs and one or more of CSI-RSs, or CRSs and PRSs. For example, if the DSs include PSSs and/or SSSs and CSI-RSs, burst structures of each DS include both the PSSs and/or SSSs and the CSI-RSs. Similarly, if the DSs include one or more of CRSs, PRSs and CSI-RSs, the burst structures of the DSs include both the PSSs and/or SSSs and the CSI-RSs.

[0049] Since different types of signals in the DSs have different functions, simultaneous existence of all different types of signals is favourable for the UE to realize all detection and measurement functions in each DS burst.

[0050] Manner 2: each signal structure sent in only a part of cells in a cell cluster, i.e. multiple cells, includes all the signals configured to configure the DS resources, and signal structures sent by other cells only include a part of signal types.

[0051] For example, if the DSs include PSSs/SSSs and CSI-RSs, it is supposed that burst structures of each DS of Cell 1 (or Transmission Point (TP) 1) include both the PSSs and/or SSSs and CSI-RSs. Similarly, if the DSs include a combination of: PSSs and/or SSSs and one or more of CRSs, PRSs or CSI-RSs, the burst structures of each DS include both the PSSs and/or SSSs and one or more of CRSs, PRSs or CSI-RSs. Cell 2 (or TP 2) is synchronized on the basis of the PSSs and/or SSSs of cell 1 (or TP1), and the burst structures of each DS only include the CSI-RSs. Similarly, if the DSs include one of or any combination of CRSs, PRSs or CSI-RSs, the burst structures of each DS only include one of or any combination of CRSs, PRSs or CSI-RSs.

[0052] Manner 3: different DS burst structures may be configured in a cell.

[0053] For example, if a DS includes a PSS and/or SSS, a CSI-RS and a CRS, burst structure 1 of the DS is as follows: the burst structure of the DS simultaneously includes a PSS and/or SSS, a CSI-RS and a CRS; burst structure 2 of the DS is as follows: the burst structure of each Ds only includes a CSI-RS; burst structure 3 of the DS is as follows: the burst structure of each DS only includes a CRS; burst structure 4 of the DS is as follows: the burst structure of each DS includes both a CRS and a CSI-RS; burst structure 5 of the DS is as follows: the burst structure of each DS includes both a PSS and/or SSS and a CRS; burst structure 6 of the DS is as follows: the burst structure of each DS includes both a PSS and/or SSS and a CSI-RS; and burst structure 7 of the DS is as follows: the burst structure of each DS only includes a PSS and/or SSS.

[0054] One or more of the burst structures may be configured in different sending periods of a cell or TP to fulfil different aims by virtue of the signal types.

[0055] In such a manner, the UE may implement synchronization of the cell or the TP on the basis of the PSS and/or SSS, perform RRM measurement, cell/TP ID acquisition and the like by virtue of the CSI-RS component and perform RRM measurement and cell ID acquisition by virtue of the CRS component. Generally speaking, CRS-based RRM measurement is more accurate than CSI-RS-based RRM measurement.

[0056] From the embodiment of implementing multiple types of signals adopted for configuring the DS resources, it can be seen that by the method of only sending DS burst structures including a part of signals in the embodiment of the disclosure, resources occupied by signal sending are reduced as much as possible, thereby reducing overhead and reducing interference.

[0057] In the embodiment of the disclosure, a DS resource configuration principle is that: if closer synchronization tracking is required, a burst period including a PSS and/or SSS component may be configured to be shorter; and if more timely and accurate RRM measurement is required, a burst structure period including a CSI-RS or CRS component may be configured to be shorter.

[0058] In addition, specific implementation of configuration of the DS resources in the embodiment of the disclosure is favourable for coordinating a configuration relationship between different cells or TPs, and configuration of different burst structures for different cells and different periods is favourable for a coordination relationship between their resources, for example, for coordinating a time and frequency orthogonal relationship.

[0059] In an embodiment of the disclosure, for the condition that the DSs consist of PSSs and/or SSSs and CSI-RSs, the base station configures the UE to implement synchronization on the basis of the PSSs and/or SSSs and perform RRM measurement on the basis of the CSI-RSs. Their corresponding logic IDs and logic antenna ports may be independently configured respectively, and mapping relationships may be configured to be consistent, and may also be configured to be inconsistent. The CSI-RS parts of the DS may be configured independently from conventional CSI-RSs configured for CSI measurement, or may also consist of a part of ports and periods of the conventional CSI-RSs configured for CSI measurement.

[0060] With configuration of DSs for Cell_1 as an example, it is supposed that the DSs includes PSSs and/or SSSs and CSI-RSs and the PSS parts in the DSs and normal PSSs and/or SSSs of Cell_1 are consistent in sequence, that is, a corresponding ID is a PCI of Cell_1 and port mapping may also be kept consistent. When Cell_1 enters a closed state, a sending period may be longer than that of the normal PSSs and/or SSSs of Cell_1. It may also be configured that the normal PSSs and/or SSSs of Cell_1 are directly used and resources of only a part of a period are configured to be used, and for example, a normal PSS and/or SSS sending period of Cell_1 is 5ms and the PSS and/or SSS parts of the DSs may be components of a 5 × N(ms) period, N being more than or equal to 1. That is, when the cell is in the closed state, the PSS and/or SSS parts of the DSs are sent according to the 5 × N(ms) period. When the cell is in an opened state, there are two manners.

[0061] Manner 11: the UE is configured to continue measuring the PSS and/or SSS parts of the DSs according to the 5 × N(ms) period, and it is supposed that only the PSSs and/or SSSs of this part of the period belong to the PSS and/or SSS parts of the DSs in the conventional PSS and/or SSS parts. Or, Manner 12: the whole conventional PSSs and/or SSSs are taken as the PSS and/or SSS parts of the DSs.

[0062] In an embodiment of the disclosure, UE of a cell where DSs are sent may be configured to perform measurement on the basis of Manner 12, and UE of another neighbouring cell may be configured to perform measurement according to Manner 11.

[0063] Logic ID and logic antenna ports corresponding to the CSI-RS parts in the DSs and the PSS and/or SSS parts of the DSs may be independently configured respectively, and then the mapping relationships may be configured to consistent, and may also be configured to be inconsistent. When the cell is in the closed state, the CSI-RS parts of the DSs are sent according to a period T, and when the cell is in the opened state, there are two manners:
Manner 21: the CSI-RS parts of the DSs are continuously sent in a manner the same as that adopted in the closed state, or, Manner 22: the conventional CSI-RSs configured for CSI measurement may be multiplexed as the CSI-RS parts of the DSs, including a period and ports.

[0064] In an embodiment of the disclosure, the UE of the cell where the DS is sent may be configured to perform measurement on the basis of Manner 22, and the UE of the other neighbouring cell may be configured to perform measurement according to Manner 21.

[0065] In an embodiment of the disclosure, for the condition that DSs consist of PSSs and/or SSSs and CRSs, the base station configures the UE to implement synchronization on the basis of the PSSs and/or SSSs and perform RRM measurement on the basis of the CRSs. Their corresponding logic IDs and logic antenna ports may be independently configured respectively, and mapping relationships may be configured to be consistent, and may also be configured to be inconsistent. The CRS parts of the DSs may be configured independently from conventional CRSs configured for CSI measurement, or may also consist of a part of ports and periods of the conventional CRSs configured for CSI measurement.

[0066] With configuration of DSs for Cell_1 as an example, it is supposed that the DSs includes PSSs and/or SSSs and CRSs and the PSS parts in the DSs and normal PSSs and/or SSSs of Cell_1 are consistent in sequence, that is, a corresponding ID is a PCI of Cell_1 and port mapping may also be kept consistent. When Cell_1 enters the closed state, a sending period may be longer than that of the normal PSSs and/or SSSs of Cell_1. It may also be configured that the normal PSSs and/or SSSs of Cell_1 are directly used and resources of only a part of a period are configured to be used, and for example, a normal PSS and/or SSS sending period of Cell_1 is 5ms and the PSS and/or SSS parts of the DSs may be components of a 5 × N(ms) period, N being more than or equal to 1. That is, when the cell is in the closed state, the PSS and/or SSS parts of the DSs are sent according to the 5 × N(ms) period. When the cell is in the opened state, there are two manners.

[0067] Manner 11: the UE is configured to continue measuring the PSS and/or SSS parts of the DSs according to the 5 × N(ms) period, and it is supposed that only the PSSs and/or SSSs of this part of the period belong to the PSS and/or SSS parts of the DSs in the conventional PSS and/or SSS parts. Or, Manner 12: the whole conventional PSSs and/or SSSs are taken as the PSS and/or SSS parts of the DSs.

[0068] In an embodiment of the disclosure, UE of a cell where DSs are sent may be configured to perform measurement on the basis of Manner 12, and UE of another neighbouring cell may be configured to perform measurement according to Manner 11.

[0069] Logic IDs and logic antenna ports corresponding to the CRS parts in the DSs and the PSS and/or SSS parts of the DSs may be independently configured respectively, and then the mapping relationships may be configured to consistent, and may also be configured to be inconsistent. When the cell is in the closed state, the CRS parts of the DSs are sent according to a period T, and when the cell is in the opened state, there are two manners:
Manner 21: the CRS parts of the DSs are continuously sent in a manner the same as that adopted in the closed state, or, Manner 22: the conventional CRSs configured for CSI measurement may be multiplexed as the CSI-RS parts of the DSs, including a period and ports.

[0070] In an embodiment of the disclosure, the UE of the cell where the DS is sent may be configured to perform measurement on the basis of Manner 22, and the UE of the other neighbouring cell may be configured to perform measurement according to Manner 21.

[0071] Application examples are listed as follows:
  1. (1) the base station configures Cell_1 to send DS-RSs which are configured independently from CSI-RSs,
    configures DS-RS antenna ports of Cell_1, and
    configures that a DS-RS antenna port number of a cell is 1 or 2 and an adopted pattern and sequence are preferably a sequence and pattern 1/0 or 2/3 or 4/5 or 6/7 of the CSI-RSs.
    When there is a single DS-RS port, a sequence and pattern of 1 or 2 or 4 or 6 of the CSI-RS is preferred; and when there are two DS-RS ports, the adopted pattern and sequence are preferably a sequence and pattern of port 1/0 or 2/3 or 4/5 or 6/7 of the CSI-RS. A CSI-RS antenna port number of a cell is usually more than or equal to a DS-RS antenna port number.
  2. (2) DS-RSs of each of Cell_2 and Cell_3 and Cell_1 are configured to be staggered in the time domain and the frequency domain; and it is configured that there is no data sent at positions, corresponding to time and frequency resource positions (i.e. RE positions occupied by the DS-RSs) where the DS-RSs are sent in Cell_1, of Cell_2 and Cell_3. Therefore, Cell_2 and Cell_3 may not bring interference to the time and frequency resource positions where the DS-RSs are sent in Cell_1. The CSI-RSs of the cells may also be configured to be staggered in the time domain and the frequency domain, it is configured that no data is sent at time and frequency resource positions, corresponding to the CSI-RSs of the cell, of neighbouring cells, and a set of cells which are staggered and do not send data is configured independently from the DS-RSs, that is, sets of the two may be: the same, partially overlapped and not overlapped. A CSI-RS cell set is configured on the basis of a CSI measurement requirement, and the DS-RS cell set is configured on the basis of a cell discovery and measurement requirement. Generally speaking, the DS-RS cell set is larger than the CSI-RS cell set.


[0072] Set A of neighbouring cell REs corresponding to DS-RS sending RE positions of Cell_1 is A and set B of REs not sending any data may be: A=B, B (∈ A, A ∈ B and A ∩ B≠ Φ; and moreover, sets of REs, which do not send any data, of Cell_2 and Cell_3 may be configured to be the same or different. The abovementioned difference is preferably a difference in time-domain corresponding relationship, for example, a difference in period.

[0073] The DS-RSs are configured to be sent by only occupying a part of cell system frequency bandwidth.

[0074] For example, a system bandwidth of Cell_1 is N Resource Blocks (RBs) (for example, N=100), and it may be configured to the DS-RSs only occupy M RBs (for example, M=25).

[0075] Preferably: a) when N is more than or equal to 25, M=25; and b) when N is smaller than 25, M=N. The preferred solution aims to configure that as smaller frequency bandwidth as possible is occupied to reduce overhead in case of greater system bandwidth and configure that the whole system bandwidth is occupied to ensure measurement performance in case of small system bandwidth.

[0076] When a part of system bandwidth is occupied, choices about the frequency-domain positions are as follows:

Choice 1: DS-RSs of different cells are configured to occupy middle of the system bandwidth, the UE is only required to measure a frequency band of a middle part of the system bandwidth, and behaviours of measuring different cells are consistent, so that measurement complexity is reduced; and

Choice 2: frequency bands occupied by adjacent cells are configured to be staggered, wherein such a solution is favourable for staggering the DS-RSs on frequency band to keep orthogonality as much as possible during DS-RS sending of subframes of different cells.



[0077] An ID adopted for generation of a PN sequence for the DS-RSs of Cell_1 is configured.

[0078] A selection solution may be as follows:

the PN sequence is configured to be generated by taking a PCI of Cell_1 as one of parameters, which may enable the UE to conveniently obtain the PCI on the basis of the PN sequence or rapidly detect the DS-RSs on the basis of the known PCI; and

the PN sequence is configured to be generated by taking an API as one of parameters, which may ensure the UE to conveniently obtain the API on the basis of the PN sequence or rapidly detect the DS-RSs on the basis of the known API.



[0079] A cell may be in an ON state or an OFF state, and a pattern sending configuration relationship in different states is as follows:
there are two configuration solutions for a cell in the ON state (Cell On):

Solution 1: only conventional CSI-RSs are configured to be sent, and DS-RSs are not independently configured, that is, a part of or all ports of conventional CSI-RS ports are specified to be configured for the DS-RSs, so that signal types may be reduced, and complexity of the UE and a system may also be reduced to a certain extent; and

Solution 2: sending of conventional CSI-RSs and independently configured DS-RSs are simultaneously configured, so that DS-RS sending behaviours in the ON and OFF states of the cell may be unified, and measurement behaviours of the UE may also be unified.



[0080] For a cell in the OFF state (Cell OFF),
the cell is configured to only send DS-RSs and stop sending conventional CSI-RSs.

[0081] That is, for solution 1, only CSI-RSs taken as DS-RSs are sent, and the other conventional CSI-RSs are not sent; and
for solution 2, only independently configured DS-RSs are sent, and the conventional CSI-RSs are not sent.

[0082] CSI-RS resources for DSs are orthogonal to CSI-RSs for CSI. Since sending of the CSI-RSs for CSI may be stopped and restarted along with ON/OFF of the cell, power regulation is performed along with power adaptation and unbalanced sending power of different ports may bring a CSI measurement bias, it is necessary to independently configure and separately send DSs and normal CSI-RSs.

[0083] A period of zero-power CSI-RSs is configured to be selected from a period set of CSI-RSs for the DSs; and all or a part of a length of the period corresponds to a period, configured in another cell in cell set A, of CSI-RSs for DSs. For example, there are Cell1, Cell2 and Cell3, and zero-power CSI-RSs configured for Cell1 are the whole set or subset of CSI-RS patterns, configured for Cell2 and Cell3, for DSs; and
a DS measurement period may be longer than a CSI measurement period, particularly in an OFF state, and if a period the same as the CSI measurement period is configured, it means that short-period sending is also required during sending, and unnecessary overhead may be generated.

[0084] In the embodiment of the disclosure, the base station may definitely indicate the UE of the DS measurement aim through RRC signalling.

[0085] In the embodiment, only port0 or port0+port1 are required to be measured for DS measurement, and even though there are more ports, configuration is not required, so that a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) is only required to mute port0 or port0+port1 (i.e. a part of ports) to further reduce overhead.

[0086] The UE is notified to perform DS measurement, and information notified to the UE includes:
to-be-measured DS-RS cell set A, information including CIDs, a corresponding DS-RS measurement pattern (including an adopted sequence, time and frequency resource positions (periods, occupied RBs, starting subframe positions and the like) and the like), a measurement ID, a measurement amount and a detection and measurement reporting rule (for example, a detection reporting threshold, a measurement value reporting threshold, a maximum reported cell number, DS-RS measurement based on one or more ports and the like), wherein the DS-RS measurement pattern may be the whole set or subset of DS-RS transmission patterns.

[0087] Whether a measured cell is synchronized with Cell_1 where the UE resides may further be indicated, and a synchronization deviation between the measured cell and Cell_1 may also be notified. If the measured cell is synchronized, the UE performs measurement on the basis of the synchronization supposition to reduce synchronization detection time, thereby improving measuring efficiency; if the measured cell is not synchronized and the synchronization deviation is not notified, the UE is required to suppose that the measured cell is in an asynchronous state, and is required to perform synchronization measurement and further perform cell discovery measurement; and if the measured cell is not synchronized and the synchronization deviation is notified, the UE is required to suppose that the measured cell is in the asynchronous state, and is required to perform synchronization reception regulation on the basis of the notified synchronization deviation and further perform cell discovery measurement. For an asynchronous cell, if a synchronization deviation (time including a DS sending/measurement moment; inter-cell synchronization deviation) is notified, synchronization detection time may be reduced, thereby improving measurement efficiency. Whether the cells are synchronized or not and the synchronization deviation may be obtained by inter-network measurement, and may also be obtained by measurement and feedback of other UE.

[0088] Whether the cells are synchronized or not and synchronization deviation information require inter-cell (and/or inter-carrier) interaction.

[0089] A synchronization reference cell (Cell_syc) of the measured cell Cell_1 may also be notified to the UE by the system, and the UE may synchronize Cell_1 on the basis of Cell_syc.

[0090] Different measurement patterns are configured according to the state of the cell.

[0091] If solution 1 is adopted for sending, the UE is configured to measure the whole set or subset of conventional CSI-RSs, and is preferably configured to measure port0 or port0+port1 only.

[0092] If solution 2 is adopted for sending, the UE is configured to measure the whole set or subset of conventional DS-RSs, so that the measurement behaviours of the UE in the ON and OFF states of the cell may be unified.

[0093] Intra-frequency measurement and inter-frequency measurement configure different measurement respectively, and if the measured cell and a serving cell where the UE is located are on the same frequency point, it is intra-frequency measurement, otherwise it is inter-frequency measurement.

[0094] A preferred configuration is that: intra-frequency measurement is adopted for Reference Signal Receiving Power (RSRP), and inter-frequency measurement is adopted for Reference Signal Receiving Quality (RSRQ).

[0095] During inter-frequency measurement, whether a target cell is a synchronized carrier or not is preferably notified and indicated.

[0096] A measurement and feedback object may be configured on the basis of cell discovery information fed back by the UE. That is,
the UE is configured to perform cell discovery detection at first, and the cell discovery information is fed back to the base station; and the base station selects a further-measured cell set C according to the cell discovery information fed back by the UE, thereby further configuring that the UE performs RRM measurement, for example, RSRP, RSRQ and/or synchronization, on the selected cell set C.

[0097] The method of the embodiment of the disclosure further includes that: the UE performs measurement and feedback on the basis of a network configuration.

[0098] The UE performs measurement and feedback according to configuration of the base station. A shorter period is preferably configured to feed back the cell discovery information, mainly including CID information and also including signal strength and/or signal quality levels. The intensity and quality levels, for example, high, middle and low levels, are configured to the UE by the base station.

[0099] A signal strength and/or quality information feedback period of the UE may be configured to be longer.

[0100] Fig. 2 is a structure diagram of a base station according to an embodiment of the disclosure, and as shown in Fig. 2, the base station at least includes:

a configuration module, configured to configure DS resources, including taking a part of available resources of specified reference signals as the DS resources, and further configured to perform configuration on DS resources by taking all available resources of the specified reference signals as the DS resources; and

a sending module, configured to send DSs according to the configuration.



[0101] The base station of the embodiment of the disclosure further includes a notification module, configured to notify UE to measure the DSs according to configuration. It is specifically configured to notify the UE to perform DS measurement according to the configuration through RRC signalling. Herein, configuration information notified to the UE includes:

a cell set for DS measurement, including CIDs and corresponding DS measurement patterns; or

whether a measured cell is synchronized with a cell where the UE resides and/or a synchronization deviation between the measured cell and the cell where the UE resides.



[0102] The specified reference signals are CSI-RS, the DS resources then include a combination of a part of available resources of the CSI-RSs and one or more of other signals (such as PSSs and/or SSSs, CRSs or PRSs).

[0103] The configuration module is specifically configured to configure CSI-RS resources sent by one or more antenna ports of antenna ports sending the CSI-RSs as the DS resources; or, independently configure CSI-RS resources sent by one or more antenna ports as the DS resources.

[0104] The CSI-RS resources configured as the DS resources are orthogonal to existing CSI-RS resources configured for CSI measurement.

[0105] The configuration module is further configured to:

configure mapping of the antenna ports of the CSI-RS resources to be consistent with mapping of antenna ports of the other signals; or

configure the antenna ports of the CSI-RS resources and the antenna ports of the other signals to be mapped to different ports.



[0106] Burst structures of the DSs may be specified as follows: burst structures of DSs sent in the same cell are different; or
a burst structure of each DS sent in a part of cells in a cell cluster includes all signals configured to configure the DS resources, and burst structures of DSs sent in other cells include a part of signals configured to configure the DS resources; or
the burst structure of each sent DS includes all the signals configured to configure the DS resources.

[0107] When the DSs include PSSs and/or SSSs and CSI-RSs, the configuration module is further configured to:

configure the UE to implement synchronization on the basis of the PSSs and/or SSSs and perform RRM measurement on the basis of the CSI-RSs;

configure independently logic IDs and logic antenna ports corresponding to the PSSs and/or SSSs and to the CSI-RSs respectively, and configure mapping relationships to be consistent or inconsistent; and

configure CSI-RS parts of the DSs independently from conventional CSI-RSs configured for CSI measurement, or to be consisting of a part of ports and periods of the conventional CSI-RSs configured for CSI measurement.



[0108] The embodiment of the disclosure further provides a computer storage medium having stored therein computer-executable instructions for executing the method of any method embodiment. Each unit may be implemented by a Central Processing Unit (CPU), Digital Signal Processor (DSP) or Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) in electronic equipment.

[0109] Those skilled in the art should know that the embodiment of the disclosure may be provided as a method, a system or a computer program product. Therefore, the disclosure may adopt a form of pure hardware embodiment, pure software embodiment and combined software and hardware embodiment. Moreover, the disclosure may adopt a form of computer program product implemented on one or more computer-available storage media (including, but not limited to, a disk memory, a Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (CD-ROM) and an optical memory) including computer-available program codes.

[0110] The disclosure is described with reference to flowcharts and/or block diagrams of the method, equipment (system) and computer program product according to the embodiment of the disclosure. It should be understood that each flow and/or block in the flowcharts and/or the block diagrams and combinations of the flows and/or blocks in the flowcharts and/or the block diagrams may be implemented by computer program instructions. These computer program instructions may be provided for a universal computer, a dedicated computer, an embedded processor or a processor of other programmable data processing equipment to generate a machine, so that a device for realizing a function specified in one flow or more flows in the flowcharts and/or one block or more blocks in the block diagrams is generated by the instructions executed through the computer or the processor of the other programmable data processing equipment.

[0111] These computer program instructions may also be stored in a computer-readable memory capable of guiding the computer or the other programmable data processing equipment to work in a specific manner, so that a product including an instruction device may be generated by the instructions stored in the computer-readable memory, the instruction device realizing the function specified in one flow or many flows in the flowcharts and/or one block or many blocks in the block diagrams.

[0112] These computer program instructions may further be loaded onto the computer or the other programmable data processing equipment, so that a series of operating steps are executed on the computer or the other programmable data processing equipment to generate processing implemented by the computer, and steps for realizing the function specified in one flow or many flows in the flowcharts and/or one block or many blocks in the block diagrams are provided by the instructions executed on the computer or the other programmable data processing equipment.


Claims

1. A Discovery Signal, DS processing method comprising:

performing configuration, by a base station, on DS resources by taking a part of available resources of specified reference signals as the DS resources (S100); and

sending, by the base station, DSs according to the configuration, and measuring, by User Equipment, UE, the DSs according to the configuration (S101);

the method further comprising: initializing, by the base station, a Pseudo-Noise, PN sequence for the DSs by adopting a Physical Cell Identity, PCI or an Access Point Identity, API.


 
2. The DS processing method according to claim 1, wherein the specified reference signals comprise Channel State Information Reference Signals, CSI-RSs; and the configuration comprises:

configuration of CSI-RS resources sent by one or more antenna ports of antenna ports sending the CSI-RSs as the DS resources; or

independent configuration of CSI-RS resources sent by one or more antenna ports as the DS resources.


 
3. The DS processing method according to claim 1, wherein the DS resources comprise: a combination of a part of available resources of the CSI-RSs and other signals, the other signals comprising one of or any combination of: Primary Synchronization Signals and/or Secondary Synchronization Signals, PSSs and/or SSSs, Common Reference Signals, CRSs or Positioning Reference Signals, PRSs.
 
4. The DS processing method according to claim 3, wherein the configuration further comprises: configuring mapping of the antenna ports of the CSI-RS resources to be consistent with mapping of antenna ports of the other signals; or
configuring the antenna ports of the CSI-RS resources and the antenna ports of the other signals to be mapped to different ports.
 
5. The DS processing method according to claim 2, wherein the CSI-RS resources configured as the DS resources are orthogonal to existing CSI-RS resources configured for Channel State Information, CSI measurement.
 
6. The DS processing method according to claim 1, wherein the specified reference signals comprise PSSs and/or SSSs; and
the DS resources comprise any combination of: the PSSs and/or SSSs, and one or more of CSI-RSs, CRSs or PRSs.
 
7. The DS processing method according to claim 3 or 6, wherein burst structures of the DSs are specified as follows: burst structures of DSs sent in a same cell are different; or
a burst structure of each DS sent in a part of cells in a cell cluster comprises all signals configured to configure the DS resources, and burst structures of DSs sent in other cells comprise a part of signals configured to configure the DS resources; or
the burst structure of each sent DS comprises all the signals configured to configure the DS resources.
 
8. The DS processing method according to claim 7, wherein the DSs comprise PSSs and/or SSSs and CSI-RSs; and the configuration further comprises:

configuring, by the base station, the UE to implement synchronization on the basis of the PSSs and/or SSSs and perform Radio Resource Management, RRM measurement on the basis of the CSI-RSs;

logic Identities, IDs and logic antenna ports corresponding to the PSSs and/or SSSs and to the CSI-RSs are independently configured respectively, and mapping relationships are configured to be consistent or inconsistent; and

the CSI-RS parts of the DSs are configured independently from conventional CSI-RSs configured for CSI measurement, or consist of a part of ports and periods of the conventional CSI-RSs configured for CSI measurement.


 
9. The DS processing method according to claim 1, further comprising: notifying, by the base station, the UE to measure the DSs according to configuration,
wherein the notifying comprises: notifying through Radio Resource Control, RRC signalling.
 
10. The DS processing method according to claim 9, wherein configuration information notified to the UE comprises:

a cell set for DS measurement, including Cell IDs, CIDs and corresponding DS measurement patterns; wherein a DS measurement pattern comprises an adopted PN sequence, and time and frequency resource positions; or

whether a measured cell is synchronized with a cell where the UE resides and/or a synchronization deviation between the measured cell and the cell where the UE resides.


 
11. A base station comprising:

a configuration module, configured to perform configuration on Discovery Signal, DS resources, comprising taking a part of available resources of specified reference signals as the DS resources; and

a sending module, configured to send DSs according to the configuration;

an initialization module, configured to initialize a Pseudo-Noise, PN sequence for the DSs by adopting a Physical Cell Identity, PCI or an Access Point Identity, API.


 
12. A computer storage medium having stored therein computer-executable instructions which when executed by a initialization module of a base station cause the base station to effect the method according to any one of claims 1 to 10.
 


Ansprüche

1. Entdeckungssignal- (Discovery-Signal), DS-, Verarbeitungsverfahren, umfassend:

Durchführen einer Konfiguration an DS-Ressourcen durch eine Basisstation, indem ein Teil verfügbarer Ressourcen spezifizierter Referenzsignale als die DS-Ressourcen genommen werden (S100), und

Senden von DSs durch die Basisstation gemäß der Konfiguration und Messen der DSs durch eine Benutzerausrüstung (User Equipment), UE, gemäß der Konfiguration (S101),

wobei das Verfahren ferner Folgendes umfasst: Initialisieren einer Pseudorauschen- (Pseudo-Noise), PN, Sequenz für die DSs durch die Basisstation, indem eine physische Zellidentität (Physical Cell Identity), PCI, oder eine Zugangspunktidentität (Access Point Identity), API, übernommen wird.


 
2. DS-Verarbeitungsverfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei die spezifizierten Referenzsignale Kanalzustandsinformation-Referenzsignale (Channel State Information Reference Signals), CSI-RSs, umfasst und die Konfiguration Folgendes umfasst:

Konfiguration von CSI-RS-Ressourcen, die durch einen oder mehrere Antennen-Ports von Antennen-Ports gesendet werden, die die CSI-RSs senden, als die DS-Ressourcen oder

unabhängige Konfiguration von CSI-RS-Ressourcen, die durch einen oder mehrere Antennen-Ports gesendet werden, als die DS-Ressourcen.


 
3. DS-Verarbeitungsverfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei die DS-Ressourcen Folgendes umfassen: eine Kombination aus einem Teil verfügbarer Ressourcen der CSI-RSs und anderen Signalen, wobei die anderen Signale eines der Folgenden oder eine Kombination davon umfassen: primäre Synchronisationssignale (Primary Synchronization Signals) und/oder sekundäre Synchronisationssignale (Secondary Synchronisation Signals), PSSs und/oder SSSs, gemeinsame Referenzsignale (Common Reference Signals), CRSs, oder Positionierungsreferenzsignale (Positioning Reference Signals), PRS.
 
4. DS-Verarbeitungsverfahren nach Anspruch 3, wobei die Konfiguration ferner Folgendes umfasst: Konfigurieren eines Mappings der Antennen-Ports der CSI-RS-Ressourcen derart, dass sie mit einem Mapping von Antennen-Ports der anderen Signalen vereinbar sind, oder
Konfigurieren der Antennen-Ports der CSI-RS-Ressourcen und der Antennen-Ports der anderen Signale derart, dass sie auf verschiedene Ports abgebildet werden.
 
5. DS-Verarbeitungsverfahren nach Anspruch 2, wobei die CSI-RS-Ressourcen, die als die DS-Ressourcen konfiguriert werden, orthogonal zu existierenden CSI-RS-Ressourcen sind, die für die Messung von Kanalzustandsinformationen, CSI, konfiguriert sind.
 
6. DS-Verarbeitungsverfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei die spezifizierten Referenzsignale PSSs und/oder SSSs umfassen und
die DS-Ressourcen eine beliebige Kombination aus Folgenden umfassen: die PSSs und/oder SSSs und eines oder mehrere von CSI-RSs, CRSs oder PRSs.
 
7. DS-Verarbeitungsverfahren nach Anspruch 3 oder 6, wobei Burst-Strukturen der DSs wie folgt spezifiziert sind: Burst-Strukturen von DSs, die in einer selben Zelle gesendet werden, sind verschieden, oder
eine Burst-Struktur jedes DS, das in einem Teil von Zellen in einer Zellengruppe gesendet wird, umfasst alle Signale, die dazu konfiguriert sind, die DS-Ressourcen zu konfigurieren, und Burst-Strukturen von DSs, die in anderen Zellen gesendet werden, umfassen einen Teil von Signalen, die dazu konfiguriert sind, die DS-Ressourcen zu konfigurieren, oder
die Burst-Struktur jedes gesendeten DS umfasst alle Signale, die dazu konfiguriert sind, die DS-Ressourcen zu konfigurieren.
 
8. DS-Verarbeitungsverfahren nach Anspruch 7, wobei die DSs PSSs und/oder SSSs und CSI-RSs umfassen und die Konfiguration ferner Folgendes umfasst:

Konfigurieren der UE durch die Basisstation dazu, eine Synchronisierung auf Basis der PSSs und/oder SSSs zu implementieren und eine Funkressourcenmanagement- (Radio-Ressource-Management-), RRM-, Messung auf Basis der CSI-RSs durchzuführen,

logische Identitäten, IDs, und logische Antennen-Ports, die den PSSs und/oder SSSs und den CSI-RSs entsprechen, werden jeweils unabhängig konfiguriert und die Mapping-Beziehungen werden derart konfiguriert, dass sie einheitlich oder nicht einheitlich sind, und

die CSI-RS-Teile der DSs werden unabhängig von herkömmlichen CSI-RSs konfiguriert, die für die CSI-Messung konfiguriert sind, oder bestehen aus einem Teil von Ports und Perioden der herkömmlichen CSI-RSs, die für die CSI-Messung konfiguriert sind.


 
9. DS-Verarbeitungsverfahren nach Anspruch 1, ferner Folgendes umfassend:

Benachrichtigen der UE durch die Basisstation, die DSs gemäß der Konfiguration zu messen,

wobei das Benachrichtigen Folgendes umfasst: Benachrichtigen mittels Funkressourcensteuerung-, Radio-Ressource-Control-, RRC-, Signalisierung.


 
10. DS-Verarbeitungsverfahren nach Anspruch 9, wobei die Konfigurationsinformationen, über die die UE benachrichtigt wird, Folgendes umfassen:

einen Zellensatz für die DS-Messung, einschließlich Zell-ID, CIDs und entsprechenden DS-Messungsmustern, wobei ein DS-Messungsmuster eine übernommene PN-Sequenz umfasst, uns Zeit- und Frequenzressourcenpositionen, oder

ob eine gemessene Zelle mit einer Zelle synchronisiert ist, in der sich die UE befindet, und/oder eine Synchronisationsabweichung zwischen der gemessenen Zelle und der Zelle, in der sich die UE befindet.


 
11. Basisstation, Folgendes umfassend:

ein Konfigurationsmodul, das dazu konfiguriert ist, eine Konfiguration an Entdeckungssignal- (Discovery-Signal-), DS-, Ressourcen durchzuführen, umfassend das Nehmen eines Teils der verfügbaren Ressourcen spezifizierter Referenzsignale als die DS-Ressourcen, und

ein Sendemodul, das dazu konfiguriert ist, DSs gemäß der Konfiguration zu senden,

ein Initialisierungsmodul, das dazu konfiguriert ist, eine Pseudorauschen-(Pseudo-Noise-), PN-; Sequenz für die DSs zu initialisieren, indem eine physische Zellidentität (Physical Cell Identity), PCI, oder eine Zugangspunktidentität (Access Point Identity), API, übernommen wird.


 
12. Computerspeichermedium, auf dem computerausführbare Anweisungen gespeichert sind, die bei Ausführung durch ein Initialisierungsmodul einer Basisstation die Basisstation veranlassen, das Verfahren nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 10 auszuführen.
 


Revendications

1. Procédé de traitement de signaux de découverte, DS, comprenant les étapes ci-dessous consistant à :

mettre en œuvre une configuration, par le biais d'une station de base, sur des ressources de signaux DS, en prenant une partie de ressources disponibles de signaux de référence spécifiés, en tant que les ressources de signaux DS (S100) ; et

envoyer, par le biais de la station de base, des signaux DS selon la configuration, et mesurer, par le biais d'un équipement d'utilisateur, UE, les signaux DS selon la configuration (S101) ;

le procédé comprenant en outre l'étape consistant à : initialiser, par le biais de la station de base, une séquence de pseudo-bruit, PN, pour les signaux DS, en adoptant une identité de cellule physique, PCI, ou une identité de point d'accès, API.


 
2. Procédé de traitement de signaux DS selon la revendication 1, dans lequel les signaux de référence spécifiés comprennent des signaux de référence d'informations d'état de canal, CSI-RS ; et dans lequel la configuration comprend :

une configuration de ressources de signaux CSI-RS envoyées par un ou plusieurs ports d'antenne parmi des ports d'antenne envoyant les signaux CSI-RS en tant que les ressources de signaux DS ; ou

une configuration indépendante de ressources de signaux CSI-RS envoyées par un ou plusieurs ports d'antenne en tant que les ressources de signaux DS.


 
3. Procédé de traitement de signaux DS selon la revendication 1, dans lequel les ressources de signaux DS comprennent : une combinaison d'une partie de ressources disponibles des signaux CSI-RS et d'autres signaux, les autres signaux comprenant l'un des signaux ci-après, ou une combinaison quelconque de ceux-ci : des signaux de synchronisation primaire et/ou des signaux de synchronisation secondaire, PSS et/ou SSS, des signaux de référence commune, CRS, ou des signaux de référence de positionnement, PRS.
 
4. Procédé de traitement de signaux DS selon la revendication 3, dans lequel la configuration comprend en outre les étapes ci-dessous consistant à :

configurer une mise en correspondance des ports d'antenne des ressources de signaux CSI-RS afin qu'elle soit cohérente avec une mise en correspondance des ports d'antenne des autres signaux ; ou

configurer les ports d'antenne des ressources de signaux CSI-RS et les ports d'antenne des autres signaux à mettre en correspondance avec les différents ports.


 
5. Procédé de traitement de signaux DS selon la revendication 2, dans lequel les ressources de signaux CSI-RS configurées en tant que les ressources de signaux DS sont orthogonales à des ressources de signaux CSI-RS existantes configurées pour une mesure d'informations d'état de canal, CSI.
 
6. Procédé de traitement de signaux DS selon la revendication 1, dans lequel les signaux de référence spécifiés comprennent des signaux PSS et/ou des signaux SSS ; et
les ressources de signaux DS comprennent une quelconque combinaison des signaux suivants : les signaux PSS et/ou les signaux SSS, et un ou plusieurs des signaux CSI-RS, des signaux CRS ou des signaux PRS.
 
7. Procédé de traitement de signaux DS selon la revendication 3 ou 6, dans lequel les structures de salve des signaux DS sont spécifiées comme suit : des structures de salve de signaux DS envoyés dans une même cellule sont différentes ; ou
une structure de salve de chaque signal DS envoyé dans une partie de cellules dans une grappe de cellules comprend tous les signaux configurés de manière à configurer les ressources de signaux DS, et des structures de salve de signaux DS envoyés dans d'autres cellules comprennent une partie de signaux configurés de manière à configurer les ressources de signaux DS ; ou
la structure de salve de chaque signal DS envoyé comprend tous les signaux configurés de manière à configurer les ressources de signaux DS.
 
8. Procédé de traitement de signaux DS selon la revendication 7, dans lequel les signaux DS comprennent des signaux PSS et/ou des signaux SSS et des signaux CSI-RS ; et la configuration comprend en outre les étapes ci-dessous consistant à :

configurer, par le biais de la station de base, l'équipement UE pour mettre en œuvre une synchronisation sur la base des signaux PSS et/ou des signaux SSS, et pour mettre en œuvre une mesure de gestion de ressources radio, RRM, sur la base des signaux CSI-RS ;

dans lequel des identités logiques, ID, et des ports d'antenne logiques correspondant aux signaux PSS et/ou aux signaux SSS, et aux signaux CSI-RS, sont configurés de manière indépendante, respectivement, et des relations de mise en correspondance sont configurées de manière à être cohérentes ou incohérentes ; et

les parties de signaux CSI-RS des signaux DS sont configurées indépendamment de signaux CSI-RS conventionnels configurés pour une mesure d'informations CSI, ou sont constituées d'une partie de ports et de périodes des signaux CSI-RS conventionnels configurés pour la mesure d'informations CSI.


 
9. Procédé de traitement de signaux DS selon la revendication 1, comprenant en outre l'étape ci-dessous consistant à :

notifier, par le biais de la station de base, à l'équipement UE, de mesurer les signaux DS selon la configuration ;

dans lequel l'étape de notification consiste à notifier par le biais d'une signalisation de gestion de ressources radio, RRC.


 
10. Procédé de traitement de signaux DS selon la revendication 9, dans lequel des informations de configuration notifiées à l'équipement UE comprennent :

un ensemble de cellules pour une mesure de signal DS, incluant des identités, ID, de cellules, CID, et des motifs de mesure de signal DS correspondants ; dans lequel un motif de mesure de signal DS comprend une séquence de pseudo-bruit, PN, adoptée, et des positions de ressources de temps et de fréquence ; ou

les informations indiquent si une cellule mesurée est synchronisée avec une cellule où réside l'équipement UE et/ou un écart de synchronisation entre la cellule mesurée et la cellule où réside l'équipement UE.


 
11. Station de base comprenant :

un module de configuration, configuré de manière à mettre en œuvre une configuration sur des ressources de signaux de découverte, DS, et notamment à prendre une partie de ressources disponibles de signaux de référence spécifiés, en tant que les ressources de signaux DS ; et

un module d'envoi, configuré de manière à envoyer des signaux DS selon la configuration ;

un module d'initialisation, configuré de manière à initialiser une séquence de pseudo-bruit, PN, pour les signaux DS, en adoptant une identité de cellule physique, PCI, ou une identité de point d'accès, API.


 
12. Support de stockage informatique dans lequel sont stockées des instructions exécutables par ordinateur qui, lorsqu'elles sont exécutées par un module d'initialisation d'une station de base, amènent la station de base à mettre en œuvre le procédé selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 10.
 




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