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(11)EP 3 142 418 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
02.10.2019 Bulletin 2019/40

(21)Application number: 15789569.9

(22)Date of filing:  01.05.2015
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
H04W 36/00(2009.01)
H04W 88/08(2009.01)
H04W 48/20(2009.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/JP2015/063123
(87)International publication number:
WO 2015/170689 (12.11.2015 Gazette  2015/45)

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USER EQUIPMENT, BASE STATION, CELL SELECTION CONTROL METHOD, AND WIDEBAND-ALL-SYMBOLS-MEASUREMENT PARAMETER TRANSMISSION METHOD

BENUTZERGERÄT, BASISSTATION, ZELLENAUSWAHLSTEUERUNGSVERFAHREN UND BREITBAND-ALLE-SYMBOLE-MESSUNG-PARAMETER ÜBERTRAGUNGSVERFAHREN

ÉQUIPEMENT UTILISATEUR, STATION DE BASE, PROCÉDÉ DE COMMANDE DE SÉLECTION DE CELLULE ET PROCÉDÉ DE TRANSMISSION DE PARAMÈTRE DE MESURE-DE-BANDE-LARGE-TOUS-SYMBOLES


(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: 09.05.2014 JP 2014098135

(43)Date of publication of application:
15.03.2017 Bulletin 2017/11

(73)Proprietor: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-6150 (JP)

(72)Inventors:
  • TAKAHASHI, Hideaki
    Tokyo 100-6150 (JP)
  • CHIN, Hiroshi
    Tokyo 100-6150 (JP)
  • YAGYU, Kengo
    Tokyo 100-6150 (JP)

(74)Representative: Hoffmann Eitle 
Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartmbB Arabellastraße 30
81925 München
81925 München (DE)


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Description

TECHNICAL FIELD



[0001] The present invention relates to a technique of measurement of signal reception quality in a mobile communication system.

BACKGROUND ART



[0002] In a mobile communication system of an LTE scheme, a user apparatus UE in an RRC idle state measures RSRP (Reference Signal Received Power) / RSRQ (Reference Signal Received Quality) of a signal transmitted from a base station eNB of a residing cell or a base station eNB of a neighbour cell to perform cell selection and/or cell reselection based on the measurement result (refer to non-patent document 1, for example).

[0003] Also, the user apparatus UE in an RRC connected state measures RSRP/RSRQ of a signal transmitted from a base station eNB of a residing cell or a base station eNB of a neighbour cell, and notifies the base station eNB of the measurement result as a measurement report, so that the base station eNB performs control of handover, for example, based on the measurement report (refer to non-patent document 2, for example).

[0004] 3GPP contribution R2-130883 describes wideband RSRQ measurements for UEs in idle mode, URA_PCH, CELL_PCH, CELL_FACH state and CEIL_DCH state. The difference between measured RSRQ on the control 6 RBs and a wider bandwidth requires that the network signals additional cell reselection parameters for wideband RSRQ measurements. Implementation of the requested changes is discussed in detail.

[0005] 3GPP contribution R4-124165 describes enhancements to the existing RRM measurement model that only uses the center 6 RBs.

RELATED ART DOCUMENT


[NON PATENT DOCUMENT]



[0006] 

[NON PATENT DOCUMENT 1] 3GPP TS 36.304 V12.0.0 (2014-03)

[NON PATENT DOCUMENT 2] 3GPP TS 36.331 V12.1.0 (2014-03)

[NON PATENT DOCUMENT 3] 3GPP TS 36.214 V11.1.0 (2012-12)


[PATENT DOCUMENT]



[0007] [PATENT DOCUMENT 1] JP5453554

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION


PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED BY THE INVENTION



[0008] RSRP that the user apparatus UE measures as described above is an average of power of resource elements that carry reference signals (CRS) within the measurement frequency bandwidth (considered measurement frequency bandwidth) as defined in the non-patent document 3.

[0009] Also, RSRQ is, as defined in the non-patent document 3, calculated (measured) by "N×RSRP/RSSI". Here, N is the number of resource blocks of measurement bandwidth (E-UTRA carrier RSSI measurement bandwidth) of RSSI. Also, measurement of RSRP and RSSI in RSRQ is basically performed in the same set of resource blocks. By the way, RSSI is an abbreviation of Received Signal Strength Indicator, which is a sum of received power of all signals of a desired signal from the serving cell (residing cell), an interference signal of a neighbour cell, a noise signal due to thermal noise, and the like.

[0010] A measurement method of RSRQ is described with reference to Fig. 1. Fig. 1A is a diagram for explaining a conventional (current) measurement method of RSRQ. In the conventional measurement of RSRQ, RSRP/RSSI is measured for six resource blocks of the center of the band used in LTE. As to RSSI, OFDM symbols to which reference signals of RSRP measurement targets are mapped become measurement targets. Fig. 1A shows OFDM symbols for a cell #1 and a cell #2. Since cell selection and the like using the conventional RSRQ is introduced in Rel9 of LTE, the RSRQ is called Rel9RSRQ for the sake of convenience.

[0011] As a measurement method of the conventional RSRQ, in addition to the method of measuring RSRP/RSSI of six resource blocks as mentioned above, there is a method for measuring RSRQ with a band wider than the six resource blocks (refer to patent document 1 and the like, for example). The RSRQ is called wideband RSRQ for the sake of convenience. An example of the wideband (bandwidth) is a band of 50 resource blocks or a band of more than it.

[0012] On the other hand, as a new RSRQ measurement method, as shown in Fig. 1B, a method is proposed in which measurement of RSSI is performed in all OFDM symbols not limited to OFDM symbols to which the reference signals are mapped. More particularly, RSSI of all OFDM symbols is an average RSSI per 10 OFDM symbols. The RSRQ of the new measurement method is called all symbol RSRQ for the sake of convenience.

[0013] In LTE, cell selection/cell reselection and the like is performed by measuring RSRQ and the like and by using the measurement value and a parameter such as a threshold and the like. However, in the conventional technique, since the user apparatus UE does not have a parameter such as a threshold applicable to the above-mentioned all symbol RSRQ, there is a problem in that it is not possible to properly perform cell selection/cell reselection by using the all symbol RSRQ. Also, in measurement in an RRC connected state, instruction (configuration) of a measurement method (what measurement amount to measure, and the like) is performed from the base station eNB to the user apparatus UE. However, in the conventional technique, there is a problem in that the base station eNB cannot perform instruction on all symbol RSRQ to the user apparatus UE.

[0014] The present invention is contrived in view of the above-mentioned points, and an object of the present invention is to provide a technique that enables a user apparatus to obtain a parameter to be used for performing cell selection / cell reselection by measuring signal reception quality in all symbols, and to perform cell selection / cell reselection.

[0015] Also, an object of the present invention is to provide a technique that enables a base station to perform instruction of measurement of signal reception quality in all symbols to a user apparatus.

MEANS FOR SOLVING THE PROBLEM



[0016] The present invention provides a user apparatus in accordance with claim 1.

[0017] The present invention provides a mobile communications system in accordance with claim 3.

[0018] The present invention provides a cell selection control method in accordance with claim 5.

[0019] The present invention provides a parameter transmission method in accordance with claim 6.

EFFECT OF THE PRESENT INVENTION



[0020] According to an embodiment of the present invention, it becomes possible that a user apparatus obtains a parameter to be used for performing cell selection / cell reselection by measuring signal reception quality in all symbols to perform cell selection / cell reselection.

[0021] Also, it becomes possible that a base station performs instruction of measurement of signal reception quality in all symbols to a user apparatus according to a capability of the user apparatus.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



[0022] 

Fig. 1A is a diagram for explaining a new measurement method of RSRQ;

Fig. 1B is a diagram for explaining a new measurement method of RSRQ;

Fig. 2 is a block diagram of a communication system in an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 3 is a sequence diagram for explaining outline of cell selection and cell reselection in an RRC idle state;

Fig. 4 is a diagram for explaining outline of a first embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 5 is a diagram showing an example of a SIB1 message in the first embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 6A is a diagram showing description examples of fields of SIB1 in the first embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 6B is a diagram showing description examples of fields of SIB1 in the first embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 7 is a diagram showing an example of a SIB3 message in the first embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 8A is a diagram showing description examples of fields of SIB3 in the first embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 8B is a diagram showing description examples of fields of SIB3 in the first embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 9 is a diagram showing an example of a SIB5 message in the first embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 10A is a diagram showing description examples of fields of SIB5 in the first embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 10B is a diagram showing description examples of fields of SIB5 in the first embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 11 is a diagram for explaining outline of an example 1 (example 2-1) in a second embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 12 is a diagram showing an example of a SIB1 message in the example 2-1;

Fig. 13A is a diagram showing description examples of fields of SIB1 in the example 2-1;

Fig. 13B is a diagram showing description examples of fields of SIB1 in the example 2-1;

Fig. 14 is a diagram showing an example of a SIB3 message in the example 2-1;

Fig. 15A is a diagram showing description examples of fields of SIB3 in the example 2-1;

Fig. 15B is a diagram showing description examples of fields of SIB3 in the example 2-1;

Fig. 16 is a diagram showing an example of a SIB5 message in the example 2-1;

Fig. 17A is a diagram showing description examples of fields of SIB5 in the example 2-1;

Fig. 17B is a diagram showing description examples of fields of SIB5 in the example 2-1;

Fig. 18 is a diagram for explaining outline of an example 2 (example 2-2) in the second embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 19 is a diagram for explaining outline of an example 3 (example 2-3) in the second embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 20 is a sequence diagram for explaining outline of measurement in an RRC connected state in a third embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 21 is more detailed sequence diagram on measurement in an RRC connected state;

Fig. 22A is a diagram for explaining a capability information notification message in the third embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 22B is a diagram for explaining a capability information notification message in the third embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 23 is a diagram showing an example of measurement object (MeasObjectEUTRA IE) in the third embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 24A is a diagram showing description examples of fields of measurement object (MeasObjectEUTRA IE) in the third embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 24B is a diagram showing description examples of fields of measurement object (MeasObjectEUTRA IE) in the third embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 25 is a block diagram of the user apparatus UE in an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 26 is a block diagram of the base station eNB in an embodiment of the present invention.



[0023] According to an example of the present invention, there is provided a user apparatus in a mobile communication system including a base station and the user apparatus, including:

reception means that receives, from the base station, a parameter for all symbols that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols; and

cell selection control means that performs measurement of the all symbol signal reception quality, and performs cell selection processing or cell reselection processing by using a result of the measurement and the parameter for all symbols received by the reception means.


EMBODIMENTS FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION



[0024] According to an example of the present invention, there is provided a user apparatus in a mobile communication system including a base station and the user apparatus, including:

reception means that receives, from the base station, a parameter for all symbols that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols; and

cell selection control means that performs measurement of the all symbol signal reception quality, and performs cell selection processing or cell reselection processing by using a result of the measurement and the parameter for all symbols received by the reception means.



[0025] According to an example of the present invention, there is provided a user apparatus in a mobile communication system including a base station and the user apparatus, including:

reception means that receives, from the base station,

a normal parameter that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on normal signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band of a predetermined number of resource blocks and predetermined OFDM symbols,

a parameter for all symbols that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols, and

a parameter for wideband that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on wideband signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band wider than a band of a predetermined number of resource blocks; and

cell selection control means that, based on the normal parameter, the parameter for all symbols, and the parameter for wideband, calculates a parameter for wideband all symbols that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on wideband all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band wider than a band of the predetermined number of resource blocks and all OFDM symbols, performs measurement of the wideband all symbol signal reception quality, and performs cell selection processing or cell reselection processing by using a result of the measurement and the calculated parameter for wideband all symbols.



[0026] According to an example of the present invention, there is provided a user apparatus in a mobile communication system including a base station and the user apparatus, including:

transmission means that transmits, to the base station, capability information indicating that the user apparatus has a capability to measure all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols; and

measurement control means that receives, from the base station that receives the capability information, measurement configuration information instructing to measure the all symbol signal reception quality, measures the all symbol signal reception quality based on the measurement configuration information, and transmits a measurement report including a result of the measurement to the base station.



[0027] According to an example of the present invention, there is provided a base station in a mobile communication system including the base station and a user apparatus, including:
transmission means that transmits

a normal parameter that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on normal signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band of a predetermined number of resource blocks and predetermined OFDM symbols,

a parameter for all symbols that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols, and

a parameter for wideband that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on wideband signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band wider than a band of a predetermined number of resource blocks.



[0028] According to an example of the present invention, there is provided a base station in a mobile communication system including the base station and a user apparatus, including:

reception means that receives, from the user apparatus, capability information indicating that the user apparatus has a capability to measure all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols; and

setting means that transmits, to the user apparatus, measurement configuration information instructing to measure the all symbol signal reception quality for which the capability information indicates that the user apparatus has measurement capability.



[0029] According to an example of the present invention, there is provided a cell selection control method executed by a user apparatus in a mobile communication system including a base station and the user apparatus, including:

a reception step of receiving, from the base station, a parameter for all symbols that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols; and

a cell selection control step of performing measurement of the all symbol signal reception quality, and performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing by using a result of the measurement and the parameter for all symbols received by the reception step.



[0030] According to an embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a parameter transmission method executed by a base station in a mobile communication system including the base station and a user apparatus, including:
a transmission step of transmitting

a normal parameter that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on normal signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band of a predetermined number of resource blocks and predetermined OFDM symbols,

a parameter for all symbols that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols, and

a parameter for wideband that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on wideband signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band wider than a band of a predetermined number of resource blocks.



[0031] In the following, embodiments of the present invention are described with reference to figures. The embodiments described below are merely examples, and the embodiments to which the present invention is applied are not limited to the embodiments below. For example, although the communication system of the present embodiments complies with LTE, the present invention is not limited to LTE, and the present invention can be applied to other schemes. In the specification and the claims, the term "LTE" is used to mean a scheme corresponding to 3GPP Rel-12 or a later release unless specifically stated. Although RSRQ is used as an example of signal reception quality in the following embodiments, signal reception quality of the present invention is not limited to RSRQ.

(Communication system whole configuration example)



[0032] Fig. 2 shows a block diagram of a communication system in an embodiment (common to first to third embodiments) of the present invention. As shown in Fig. 2, the communication system of the present embodiment includes a base station eNB and a user apparatus UE. Fig. 2 shows one base station eNB and one user apparatus UE. However, this is an example, and a plurality of base stations eNB and a plurality of user apparatuses UE may exist. Also, although Fig. 2 indicates that the user apparatus UE resides in a cell formed by the base station eNB, this is also an example. By the way, to reside in may be referred to as "to camp" or "to camp on".

(On cell selection, cell reselection)



[0033] In the first and the second embodiments described below, transmission of parameters used in cell selection and cell reselection is described. Thus, outline of cell selection and cell reselection in an RRC idle state is described with reference to Fig. 3. The RRC idle state is a state defined in LTE. In short, the RRC idle state roughly corresponds to a state where the user apparatus UE is not performing communication of user data, and is in a waiting state.

[0034] In the example shown in Fig. 3, a base station eNB1 and a base station eNB2 exist, and form a cell 1 and cell 2 respectively. For example, the user apparatus UE is turned ON from OFF, resides in the cell 1 first by cell selection, and next, the user apparatus UE resides in the cell 2 by cell reselection. By the way, although each signal transmitted from the base station eNB to the user apparatus UE in Fig. 3 is transmitted periodically, Fig. 3 shows a flow of signals focusing on reception operation of the user apparatus UE.

[0035] In cell selection, the user apparatus UE sequentially searches frequencies that the use apparatus UE supports (cell search). In the stage of cell search, the user apparatus UE receives a synchronization signal (PSS/SSS) from the base station 1, 2 (step 11, 21) to establish synchronization such as timing and to obtain a cell ID (PCI). As to the cell in which synchronization is obtained by the synchronization signal, the user apparatus UE receives a reference signal (CRS) transmitted from the base station eNB to measure RSRP (although it may be RSRQ, RSRP is used in this example in the stage of best cell selection) (step 12, 22).

[0036] In step 13, the cell 1 is selected as a cell (best cell) whose RSRP of the reference signal is the highest. The user apparatus UE receives system information (MIB, each SIB) from the base station eNB, and confirms that the cell 1 satisfies a predetermined condition based on a parameter included in SIB 1, and resides in the cell 1 (step 15).

[0037] The predetermined condition is, for example, a condition of "Srxlev>0 AND Squal>0" described in the non-patent document 1.

[0038] Here, SrxleV=Qrxlevmeas-(Qrxlevmin+Qrxlevminoffset) - Pcompensation, and Squal=Qqualmeas-(Qqualmin+Qqualminoffset) hold true. Meaning of each symbol is as defined in the non-patent document 1. Especially, Qqualmin is a parameter indicating the minimum required quality in the cell (minimum quality required for residing in the cell).

[0039] After that, for example, when a predetermined condition, for example, that RSRP/RSRQ and the like of the cell 1 falls below a threshold is satisfied, the user apparatus UE starts cell reselection operation (step 16). In cell reselection, the user apparatus UE searches neighbour cells, so that the user apparatus UE resides in a neighbour cell where a predetermined condition (including the before-mentioned condition for cell selection, for example) is satisfied. In the example of Fig. 3, the user apparatus UE resides in the cell 2 by the cell reselection (step 17).

[0040] As cell reselection, there are reselection of a cell of the same frequency as the frequency of the serving cell (LTE) (intra-frequency), reselection of a cell of LTE of a frequency different from the frequency of the serving cell (inter-frequency), and reselection of a cell of different RAT (Radio Access Technology) (inter-RAT) and the like. SIB3 (SystemInformationBlockType3) includes cell reselection information of intra-frequency. For example, SIB3 includes a parameter (Qqualmin and the like) used as a threshold (or used for calculating the threshold), in which the user apparatus UE starts measurement of a neighbour cell when RSRP/RSRQ of the serving cell falls below the threshold.

[0041] Also, SIB5 (SystemInformationBlockType5) includes information on inter-frequency cell reselection. As the information, there are parameters such as target frequencies (EARFCN) of measurement of neighbour cells (Inter-Frequency Measurement), and Qqualmin for each frequency of neighbour cells and the like.

[0042] In the following, first and second embodiments are described for an RRC idle state, and a third embodiment is described for an RRC connected state.

(First embodiment)



[0043] First, the first embodiment of the present invention is described. As shown in Fig. 4, in the first embodiment, the base station eNB transmits system information including a parameter for all symbol RSRQ, so that the user apparatus UE measures all symbol RSRQ, and performs cell selection/cell reselection using the measurement value and the parameter for all symbol RSRQ. By the way, "measuring all symbol RSRQ, and using the measurement value and the parameter for all symbol RSRQ" does not mean that only all symbol RSRQ and corresponding parameters are used, but means that conventional parameters and the like may be also used as necessary. Same applies to other embodiments.

[0044] Fig. 5 shows an example of a SIB1 message in the first embodiment, and Figs. 6A and 6B show description examples of fields of SIB1 in the first embodiment. The underlines in Fig. 5 and Figs. 6A and 6B indicate that the underlined parts are new information. Underlines of other figures have the same meaning. The q-QualMinRev shown in Fig. 5 and Figs. 6A and 6B is a value used as the minimum required quality (Qqualmin) on all symbol RSRQ.

[0045] As described in Fig. 6A, the user apparatus UE that receives q-QualMinRev performs cell selection by performing measurement of all symbol RSRQ.

[0046] Fig. 7 shows an example of a SIB3 message in the first embodiment, and Figs. 8A and 8B show description examples of fields of SIB3 in the first embodiment.

[0047] The q-QualMinRev shown in Fig. 7 and Figs. 8A and 8B is a value used as the minimum required quality (Qqualmin) on all symbol RSRQ in cell reselection in the cell. For example, the Qqualmin can be used for determining whether "all symbol RSRQ - Qqualmin" falls below a predetermined threshold in order to start measurement of a neighbour cell for cell reselection. Same applies to other examples on SIB3.

[0048] As described in Fig. 8A, the user apparatus UE that receives q-QualMinRev performs cell reselection by performing measurement of all symbol RSRQ.

[0049] Fig. 9 shows an example of a SIB5 message in the first embodiment, and Figs. 10A and 10B show description examples of fields of SIB5 in the first embodiment.

[0050] SIB5 includes q-QualMinRev, that is used for cell reselection, indicating the minimum required quality (Qqualmin) of a neighbour cell where the user apparatus UE can reside. The value can be used, for example, for determining whether the user apparatus UE can reside in a selected neighbour cell (including determination similar to that in cell selection).

[0051] As described in Fig. 10A, the user apparatus UE that receives q-QualMinRev performs cell reselection by performing measurement of all symbol RSRQ.

(Second embodiment)



[0052] Next, a second embodiment is described. In the second embodiment, the user apparatus UE measures RSRQ in a band (bandwidth) wider than 6 resource blocks and all symbols to perform cell selection/cell reselection. For the sake of convenience, RSRQ of wideband and all symbols is called wideband all symbol RSRQ. The wideband all symbol RSRQ is a kind of "all symbol RSRQ".

[0053] In the following, three examples (example 2-1, example 2-2, and example 2-3) for performing cell selection/cell reselection using the wideband all symbol RSRQ are described.

<Example 2-1>



[0054] In the example 2-1, as shown in Fig. 11, the base station eNB notifies the user apparatus UE of system information including a parameter for wideband all symbol RSRQ, so that the user apparatus UE measures wideband all symbol RSRQ to perform cell selection/cell reselection using the measured value and the parameter for wideband all symbol RSRQ.

[0055] Fig. 12 shows an example of a SIB1 message in the example 2-1, and Figs. 13A and 13B show description examples of fields of SIB1 in the example 2-1. The q-QualMinComb shown in Fig. 12 and Figs. 13A and 13B is a value used as the minimum required quality (Qqualmin) on wideband all symbol RSRQ in cell selection.

[0056] As shown in Fig. 13A, the user apparatus UE that receives q-QualMinComb by SIB1 performs measurement of wideband all symbol RSRQ to perform cell selection.

[0057] Fig. 14 shows an example of a SIB3 message in the example 2-1, and Figs. 15A and 15B show description examples of fields of SIB3 in the example 2-1.

[0058] The q-QualMinComb shown in Fig. 14 and Figs. 15A and 15B is a value used as the minimum required quality (Qqualmin) on wideband all symbol RSRQ in cell reselection in the cell. A use example of Qqualmin is as described before. As shown in Fig. 15A, the user apparatus UE that receives q-QualMinComb performs measurement of wideband all symbol RSRQ to perform cell selection.

[0059] Fig. 16 shows an example of a SIB5 message in the example 2-1, and Figs. 17A and 17B show description examples of fields of SIB5 in the first embodiment.

[0060] SIB5 includes q-QualMinComb, that is used for cell reselection, indicating the minimum required quality (Qqualmin) of a neighbour cell where the user apparatus UE can reside. The value can be used, for example, for determining whether the user apparatus UE can reside in a selected neighbour cell. As described in Fig. 17A, the user apparatus UE that receives q-QualMinComb performs measurement of wideband all symbol RSRQ to perform cell reselection.

<Example 2-2>



[0061] The example 2-2 is described with reference to Fig. 18. In the example 2-2, the base station eNB transmits, to the user apparatus UE, a parameter (q-QualMinRev) for all symbol RSRQ described in the first embodiment, and, in addition to that, system information (SIB1, SIB3, SIB5 and the like) including an offset value for the parameter. The user apparatus UE performs cell selection/cell reselection by using "q-QualMinRev + offset value" as the minimum required quality (Qqualmin) when performing wideband all symbol RSRQ measurement. The offset value is +3dB, for example.

<Example 2-3>



[0062] The example 2-3 is described with reference to Fig. 19. In the example 2-3, the base station eNB transmits, to the user apparatus UE, system information (SIB1, SIB3, SIB5 and the like) including a parameter (q-QualMin) for Rel9RSRQ, a parameter (q-QualminWB) for wideband RSRQ, and a parameter (q-QualminRev) for all symbol RSRQ.

[0063] The user apparatus UE in the example 2-3 supports wideband all symbol RSRQ measurement, and when receiving the system information including the three parameters, the user apparatus UE determines to perform wideband all symbol RSRQ measurement in cell selection/cell reselection.

[0064] The user apparatus UE calculates a parameter for wideband all symbol RSRQ by using the following equation, for example.



[0065] As indicated in the above equation, a value obtained by subtracting "a value obtained by subtracting the parameter value for wideband RSRQ from the parameter value for Rel9RSRQ" from the parameter value for all symbol RSRQ is used as Qqualmin for wideband all symbol RSRQ. The user apparatus UE performs cell selection/cell reselection by using the Qqualmin that is calculated in this way.

(Third embodiment)



[0066] Next, the third embodiment of the present invention is described. In an RRC connected state of LTE, measurement control is performed for performing handover control and the like associated with mobility. In the measurement control, the user apparatus UE measures RSRP and/or RSRQ of a serving cell and a neighbour cell, and when a specific condition (event) is satisfied, the user apparatus UE can report to the base station eNB.

[0067] In the third embodiment, in measurement in an RRC connected state, the user apparatus UE performs measurement of all symbol RSRQ (or wideband all symbol RSRQ), and transmits a measurement report to the base station eNB.

[0068] Outline of measurement control in an RRC connected state is described with reference to Fig. 20 (refer to non-patent document 2 for details, for example).

[0069] Measurement configuration information (measurement configuration) is transmitted from the base station eNB to the user apparatus UE by an RRC message. The measurement configuration information includes a measurement object, reporting configuration information (Reporting configuration), and a measurement ID (Measurement identity).

[0070] The measurement object includes objects to be measured such as a frequency (EARFCN) of a measurement target, a measurement bandwidth and the like. The reporting configuration information includes a trigger for reporting (event based, periodic, and the like), measurement / reporting amount (RSRP, RSRQ) and the like. The measurement ID is an ID for associating the measurement object with the reporting configuration information. It is possible to associate one measurement object (example: one frequency) with a plurality of pieces of reporting configuration information (example: in a case where different events are configured), and to identify each of them by a measurement ID.

[0071] As events that become triggers for measurement reporting, there are, for example, event A1, event A2, event A3, even A4, event A5, event A6 and the like as events of Intra EUTRA, and event B1, event B2 and the like as events of Inter RAT. Content of events is described in non-patent docuument 2, for example.

[0072] As an example, when the user apparatus UE performs handover (switching a serving cell), the event A3 is used, for example. The event A3 is an event in which reporting (measurement reporting) is performed when a value of RSRP and/or RSRQ of a neighbour cell becomes better than a value of the serving cell by an offset. A frequency of the neighbour cell to be measured and the offset and the like are designated in the measurement object. Also, the measurement report includes, for example, a measurement ID, a cell ID of a neighbour cell, and a measurement result of the neighbour cell, and the like. The base station that receives the measurement report manages the neighbour cell as a handover target cell.

[0073] In the example of Fig. 20, in step 102, an event like the above-mentioned one occurs (a condition of the event is satisfied), so that the user apparatus UE transmits a measurement report to the base station eNB in step 103.

[0074] In the third embodiment, by the above-mentioned measurement configuration information (measurement configuration), the user apparatus UE is instructed to measure all symbol RSRQ (or wideband all symbol RSRQ).

[0075] Fig. 21 shows a concrete sequence example in the third embodiment. This sequence is a sequence of RRC connection processing performed when originating a call/receiving a call in the user apparatus UE. This sequence itself exists conventionally. However, in Fig. 21, sequences where step number is shown include new information specific to the present embodiment.

[0076] In the example shown in Fig. 21, the user apparatus UE reports capability information (RRC UE Capability Information) to the base station eNB in response to receiving a capability information notification request (RRC UE Capability Enquiry) from the base station eNB (step 201). At this time, the user apparatus UE includes, in the capability information, information indicating that the user apparatus UE supports measurement of all symbol RSRQ (or wideband all symbol RSRQ).

[0077] Figs. 22A and 22B show an example of capability information (UE-EUTRA-Capability information element) in the present embodiment. As shown in Fig. 22B, measRSRQ-Allsymbol in Fig. 22A indicates whether the user apparatus UE can perform all symbol RSRQ measurement. For example, when a predetermined value is set in measRSRQ-Allsymbol, it is determined that the user apparatus UE can perform all symbol RSRQ measurement. By the way, in the example shown in Figs. 22A and 22B, although information indicating whether the user apparatus UE can perform all symbol RSRQ measurement is included, information indicating whether the user apparatus UE can perform wideband all symbol RSRQ measurement may be included.

[0078] The capability information in step 201 of Fig. 21 includes information indicating whether the user apparatus UE can perform all symbol RSRQ measurement.

[0079] The base station eNB that receives the capability information in step 201 of Fig. 21 determines that the user apparatus UE can perform all symbol RSRQ measurement based on the capability information, so that the base station eNB transmits, to the user apparatus UE, measurement configuration information (measurement object) including information instructing to measure all symbol RSRQ for a measurement target frequency in step 202 (RRC Connection Reconfiguration).

[0080] Fig. 23 shows an example of the measurement object (MeasObjectEUTRA information element) transmitted in step 202. As described in Fig. 24A, when measRSRQ-Allsymbol in Fig. 23 is True, the user apparatus UE performs all symbol RSRQ measurement when performing RSRQ measurement. In step 202 of Fig. 21, it is assumed that measRSRQ-Allsymbol is set to be True. Further, the measurement configuration information may include a parameter (threshold and the like) corresponding to all symbol RSRQ measurement according to an instructed event and the like.

[0081] In step 202, the user apparatus UE that received measurement configuration information in which measRSRQ-Allsymbol is set as True performs, for example, all symbol RSRQ measurement in each of the own cell and neighbour cells, so that the user apparatus UE transmits a measurement report including an all symbol RSRQ measurement result to the base station eNB when a predetermined event such as event A3 is satisfied (or when a periodic timing arrives).

[0082] By the way, although all symbol RSRQ measurement has been mainly explained in the above-mentioned examples, the same processing procedure can be applied also to wideband all symbol RSRQ measurement.

(Apparatus configuration)


<User apparatus UE>



[0083] Fig. 25 shows a functional block diagram of the user apparatus UE in an embodiment (first, second and third embodiments) of the present invention. As shown in Fig. 25, the user apparatus UE includes a DL signal reception unit 101, an UL signal transmission unit 102, a measurement control unit 103, and a cell selection control unit 104. By the way, Fig. 25 only shows functional units especially related to the present invention in the user apparatus UE, and the user apparatus UE also includes at least functions, not shown in the figure, for performing operation complying with LTE.

[0084] The DL signal reception unit 101 includes a function configured to receive various downlink signals from the base station eNB, and to obtain upper layer information from a received physical layer signal. The UL signal transmission unit 102 includes a function configured to generate various physical layer signals from upper layer information to be transmitted from the user apparatus UE, and to transmit it to the base station eNB.

[0085] The measurement control unit 103 includes an all symbol RSRQ measurement function and a wideband all symbol RSRQ measurement function in addition to a measurement function of the existing Rel9RSRQ and a measurement function of wideband RSRQ. For example, in cell selection/cell reselection, the measurement control unit 103 can perform RSRQ measurement by selecting any of Rel9RSRQ, wideband RSRQ, all symbol RSRQ, and wideband all symbol RSRQ according to a parameter included in system information (SIB1, SIB3, SIB5 and the like) received from the base station eNB. For example, when the system information includes only one of q-QualMin, q-QualMinWB, q-QualMinRev, and q-QualMinComb as a value used as Qqualmin, the measurement control unit 103 performs RSRQ measurement corresponding to it. When the system information includes a plurality ones of q-QualMin, q-QualMinWB, q-QualMinRev, and q-QualMinComb, for example, the measurement control unit 103 performs RSRQ measurement by a predetermined method, and uses parameters corresponding to the method.

[0086] Also, as described in the example 2-3, when the system information includes q-QualMin, q-QualMinWB, and q-QualMinRev, the cell selection control unit 104 (or the measurement control unit 103) calculates a parameter for the wideband all symbol RSRQ (corresponding to q-QualMinComb) from q-QualMin, q-QualMinWB, and q-QualMinRev, and performs wideband all symbol RSRQ measurement to perform cell selection/cell reselection using a measured value and the calculated parameter.

[0087] Also, in an RRC connected state, the measurement control unit 103 is provided with a function for transmitting, to the base station eNB via the UL signal transmission unit 102, information indicating availability of measurement of Rel9RSRQ, wideband RSRQ, all symbol RSRQ, wideband all symbol RSRQ and the like, as capability information.

[0088] Also, in an RRC connected state, the measurement control unit 103 is provided with a function for performing measurement of any of Rel9RSRQ, wideband RSRQ, all symbol RSRQ, and wideband all symbol RSRQ to transmit a measurement result (measurement report) to the base station eNB via the UL signal transmission unit 102, based on measurement configuration information received from the base station eNB.

[0089] The cell selection control unit 104 performs control related to cell selection/cell reselection in an RRC idle state. For example, the cell selection control unit 104 performs cell selection/cell reselection by using a parameter (example: q-QualMinRev) received from the base station eNB or "parameter + offset value", and a measurement result (example: all symbol RSRQ measurement result) corresponding to the parameter and the like performed by the measurement control unit 103.

[0090] Also, as described before, the cell selection control unit 104 includes a parameter calculation function described in the example 2-3, and includes a function for performing cell selection/cell reselection using the calculated parameter (corresponding to q-QualMinComb) and a measurement result (wideband all symbol RSRQ) measured by the measurement control unit 103.

<Base station eNB>



[0091] Fig. 26 shows a functional block diagram of the base station eNB in an embodiment (first, second and third embodiments) of the present invention. As shown in Fig. 26, the base station eNB includes a DL signal transmission unit 201, an UL signal reception unit 202, a system information transmission control unit 203, and an RRC connection control unit 204. By the way, Fig. 26 only shows functional units especially related to the present invention in the base station eNB, and the base station eNB also includes at least functions, not shown in the figure, for performing operation complying with LTE.

[0092] The DL signal transmission unit 201 includes a function configured to generate various physical layer signals from upper layer information to be transmitted from the base station eNB, and to transmit the signals. The UL signal reception unit 202 includes a function configured to receive various uplink signals from the user apparatus UE, and to obtain upper layer information from a received physical layer signal.

[0093] The system information transmission control unit 203 performs transmission control of system information described in the first and the second embodiments. That is, the system information transmission control unit 203 includes a function for generating system information (SIB1, SIB3, SIB5 and the like) including a parameter described in the first and the second embodiments to transmit the system information to the user apparatus UE side via the DL signal transmission unit 201.

[0094] The RRC connection control unit 204 performs the RRC connection procedure indicated in Fig. 21 and the like of the third embodiment. That is, the RRC connection control unit 204 includes a function for receiving, from the user apparatus UE, via the UL signal reception unit 202, capability information including all symbol RSRQ measurement capability and the like, and, based on the capability information, transmitting measurement configuration information including information for instructing all symbol RSRQ measurement and the like to the user apparatus UE via the DL signal transmission unit 201.

[0095] By the way, configurations (functional segmentation) of apparatuses shown in Fig. 25 and Fig. 26 are merely examples. The implementation method (concrete arrangement of functional units, and the like) is not limited to a specific implementation method as long as the apparatuses can realize processing described in the present embodiments. For example, the user apparatus and the base station as disclosed herein can be configured as apparatuses including the following means.

[0096] That is, a user apparatus as disclosed herein is configured as a user apparatus in a mobile communication system including a base station and the user apparatus, including:

reception means that receives, from the base station, a parameter for all symbols that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols;
and

cell selection control means that performs measurement of the all symbol signal reception quality, and performs cell selection processing or cell reselection processing by using a result of the measurement and the parameter for all symbols received by the reception means. According to this configuration, it becomes possible that a user apparatus obtains a parameter to be used for performing cell selection / cell reselection by measuring signal reception quality in all symbols to perform cell selection / cell reselection.



[0097] The reception means may be configured to receive, from the base station, an offset value in addition to the parameter for all symbols, and wherein the cell selection control means may be configured to measure wideband all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band wider than a band of a predetermined number of resource blocks and all OFDM symbols, and perform cell selection processing or cell reselection processing by using a result of the measurement, and the parameter for all symbols and the offset value that are received by the reception means. According to this configuration, by transmitting an offset value in addition to the parameter for all symbols, it becomes possible to perform cell selection / cell reselection based on measurement of wideband all symbol signal reception quality.

[0098] A user apparatus as disclosed herein can be also configured as a user apparatus in a mobile communication system including a base station and the user apparatus, including:

reception means that receives, from the base station,

a normal parameter that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on normal signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band of a predetermined number of resource blocks and predetermined OFDM symbols,

a parameter for all symbols that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols, and

a parameter for wideband that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on wideband signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band wider than a band of a predetermined number of resource blocks; and

cell selection control means that, based on the normal parameter, the parameter for all symbols, and the parameter for wideband, calculates a parameter for wideband all symbols that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on wideband all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band wider than a band of the predetermined number of resource blocks and all OFDM symbols, performs measurement of the wideband all symbol signal reception quality, and performs cell selection processing or cell reselection processing by using a result of the measurement and the calculated parameter for wideband all symbols. According to this configuration, it becomes possible to perform cell selection / cell reselection based on measurement of wideband all symbol signal reception quality without notification of a parameter for wideband all symbols from the base station.



[0099] A user apparatus as disclosed herein can be also configured as a user apparatus in a mobile communication system including a base station and the user apparatus, including:

transmission means that transmits, to the base station, capability information indicating that the user apparatus has a capability to measure all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols; and

measurement control means that receives, from the base station that receives the capability information, measurement configuration information instructing to measure the all symbol signal reception quality, measures the all symbol signal reception quality based on the measurement configuration information, and transmits a measurement report including a result of the measurement to the base station. According to this configuration, it becomes possible that a base station performs instruction of measurement of signal reception quality in all symbols to a user apparatus according to a capability of the user apparatus.



[0100] Also, according to the configuration of the user apparatus as disclosed herein, it becomes possible to perform uniform cell selection / cell reselection in consideration of measurement difference to normal signal reception quality.

[0101] The signal reception quality is, for example, RSRQ, and the measurement in all OFDM symbols is to measure RSSI over all OFDM symbols for calculating RSRQ. According to this configuration, as to RSRQ defined in LTE, it becomes possible to perform cell selection / cell reselection based on measurement of all OFDM symbols, for example.

[0102] A base station as disclosed herein can be configured as a base station in a mobile communication system including the base station and a user apparatus, including:

transmission means that transmits

a normal parameter that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on normal signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band of a predetermined number of resource blocks and predetermined OFDM symbols,

a parameter for all symbols that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols, and

a parameter for wideband that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on wideband signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band wider than a band of a predetermined number of resource blocks. According to this configuration, it becomes possible to perform cell selection / cell reselection based on measurement of wideband all symbol signal reception quality without notification of a parameter for wideband all symbols from the base station.



[0103] A base station as disclosed herein can be also configured as a base station in a mobile communication system including the base station and a user apparatus, including:

reception means that receives, from the user apparatus, capability information indicating that the user apparatus has a capability to measure all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols; and

setting means that transmits, to the user apparatus, measurement configuration information instructing to measure the all symbol signal reception quality for which the capability information indicates that the user apparatus has measurement capability. According to this configuration, it becomes possible that a base station performs instruction of measurement of signal reception quality in all symbols to a user apparatus according to a capability of the user apparatus.



[0104] The signal reception quality is, for example, RSRQ, and the measurement in the all OFDM symbols is to measure RSSI over all OFDM symbols for calculating RSRQ. According to this configuration, as to RSRQ defined in LTE, it becomes possible to perform cell selection / cell reselection based on measurement of all OFDM symbols, for example.

[0105] Each apparatus (the user apparatus/the base station) described in the present embodiments may be configured such that, in the apparatus that includes a CPU and a memory, a program is executed by the CPU (processor), or may be configured by hardware such as hardware circuits including logics of processing described in the present embodiments, or may be configured by coexistence of a program and hardware.

[0106] In the above, each embodiment of the present invention has been explained. However, the disclosed invention is not limited to the embodiment. Those skilled in the art will conceive of various modified examples, corrected examples, alternative examples, substituted examples, and the like. While specific numerical value examples are used to facilitate understanding of the present invention, such numerical values are merely examples, and any appropriate value may be used unless specified otherwise. Classification into each item in the description is not essential in the present invention, and features described in two or more items may be combined and used as necessary. Subject matter described in an item may be applied to subject matter described in another item (provided that they do not contradict).

[0107] It is not always true that the boundaries of the functional units or the processing units in the functional block diagram correspond to boundaries of physical components. The operations by the plural functional units may be physically performed by a single component. Alternatively, the operations by the single functional unit may be physically performed by plural components.

[0108] For convenience of explanation, the user apparatus and the base station have been explained by using functional block diagrams. However, each apparatus may be implemented in hardware, software, or a combination thereof.

[0109] The software executed by a processor provided in the user apparatus and the software executed by a processor provided in the base station may be stored in any proper storage medium such as a Random Access Memory (RAM), a flash memory, a Read Only Memory (ROM), an EPROM, an EEPROM, a register, a hard disk (HDD), a removable disk, a CD-ROM, a database, a server and the like.

[0110] The present invention is not limited to the above-mentioned embodiment and is intended to include various variations, modifications, alterations, substitutions and so on without departing from the scope of the present invention, as defined by the appended claims.

DESCRIPTION OF REFERENCE SIGNS



[0111] 
eNB
base station
UE
user apparatus
101
DL signal reception unit
102
UL signal transmission unit
103
measurement control unit
104
cell selection control unit
201
DL signal transmission unit
202
UL signal reception unit
203
system information transmission control unit
204
RRC connection control unit



Claims

1. A user apparatus (UE) for a mobile communication system including a base station (eNB) and the user apparatus (UE), comprising:

reception means (101) configured to receive, from the base station,

a parameter (q-QualMin) for use when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on normal signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band of a predetermined number of resource blocks and predetermined OFDM symbols,

a parameter for all symbols (q-QualMinRev) for use when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols, and

a parameter for wideband (q-QualMinWB) for use when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on wideband signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band wider than a band of the predetermined number of resource blocks; and

cell selection control means (104) configured to, based on the parameter (q-QualMin), the parameter for all symbols (q-QualMinRev), and the parameter for wideband (q-QualMinWB), calculate a parameter for wideband all symbols for use when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on wideband all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band wider than a band of the predetermined number of resource blocks and all OFDM symbols, to perform measurement of the wideband all symbol signal reception quality, and to perform cell selection processing or cell reselection processing by using a result of the measurement and the calculated parameter for wideband all symbols,

wherein the cell selection control means (104) is configured to calculate the parameter for wideband all symbols by subtracting, from the parameter for all symbols (q-QualMinRev), a value obtained by subtracting the parameter for wideband (q-QualMinWB) from the parameter (q-QualMin).


 
2. The user apparatus (UE) as claimed in claim 1, wherein the signal reception quality is RSRQ, the measurement in all OFDM symbols is to measure RSSI over all OFDM symbols for calculating RSRQ.
 
3. A mobile communication system including a base station (eNB) and a user apparatus (UE) according to claim 1, the base station (eNB) comprising:
transmission means (201, 203) configured to transmit

a parameter (q-QualMin) for use when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on normal signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band of a predetermined number of resource blocks and predetermined OFDM symbols,

a parameter for all symbols (q-QualMinRev) for use when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols, and

a parameter for wideband (q-QualMinWB) for use when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on wideband signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band wider than a band of the predetermined number of resource blocks.


 
4. The mobile communication system as claimed in claim 3, wherein the signal reception quality is RSRQ, the measurement in the all OFDM symbols is to measure RSSI over all OFDM symbols for calculating RSRQ.
 
5. A cell selection control method executed by a user apparatus (UE) in a mobile communication system including a base station (eNB) and the user apparatus (UE), the method comprising :

a reception step of receiving (S14), from the base station (eNB),

a parameter (q-QualMin) for use when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on normal signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band of a predetermined number of resource blocks and predetermined OFDM symbols,

a parameter for all symbols (q-QualMinRev) that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols,

a parameter for wideband (q-QualMinWB) for use when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on wideband signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band wider than a band of the predetermined number of resource blocks; and

a cell selection control step (S13) of calculating, based on the parameter (q-QualMin), the parameter for all symbols (q-QualMinRev), and the parameter for wideband (q-QualMinWB), a parameter for wideband all symbols for use when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on wideband all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band wider than a band of the predetermined number of resource blocks and all OFDM symbols, performing measurement of wideband all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band wider than a band of the predetermined number of resource blocks and all OFDM symbols, and performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing by using a result of the measurement and the calculated parameter for wideband all symbols,

wherein the parameter for wideband all symbols is calculated by subtracting, from the parameter for all symbols (q-QualMinRev), a value obtained by subtracting the parameter for wideband (q-QualMinWB) from the parameter (q-QualMin).


 
6. A parameter transmission method executed by a mobile communication system including a base station (eNB) and a user apparatus (UE), the method comprising :

a transmission step (S14) by the base station (eNB) of transmitting to the apparatus (UE):

a parameter (q-QualMin) that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on normal signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band of a predetermined number of resource blocks and predetermined OFDM symbols,

a parameter for all symbols (q-QualMinRev) that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on all symbol signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in all OFDM symbols, and

a parameter for wideband (q-QualMinWB) that is used when performing cell selection processing or cell reselection processing based on wideband signal reception quality that is signal reception quality based on measurement in a band wider than a band of the predetermined number of resource blocks; and

the method steps of claim 5, by the user apparatus (UE).


 


Ansprüche

1. Nutzervorrichtung (UE) für ein Mobilkommunikationssystem, das eine Basisstation (eNB) und die Nutzervorrichtung (UE) einschließt, umfassend:

Empfangsmittel (101), die dazu konfiguriert sind, von der Basisstation zu empfangen,

einen Parameter (q-QualMin) zur Verwendung beim Durchführen von Zellenauswahlverarbeitung oder Zellenneuauswahlverarbeitung auf Basis von normaler Signalempfangsqualität, das heißt Signalempfangsqualität, die auf Messung in einem Band mit einer vorbestimmten Anzahl von Ressourcenblöcken und vorbestimmten OFDM-Symbolen basiert,

einen Parameter für alle Symbole (q-QualMinRev) zur Verwendung beim Durchführen von Zellenauswahlverarbeitung oder Zellenneuauswahlverarbeitung auf Basis von Alle-Symbole-Signalempfangsqualität, das heißt Signalempfangsqualität, die auf Messung in allen OFDM-Symbolen basiert, und

einen Parameter für Breitband (q-QualMinWB) zur Verwendung beim Durchführen von Zellenauswahlverarbeitung oder Zellenneuauswahlverarbeitung auf Basis von Breitband-Signalempfangsqualität, das heißt Signalempfangsqualität, die auf Messung in einem Band basiert, das breiter ist als ein Band mit der vorbestimmten Anzahl von Ressourcenblöcken; und

Zellenauswahlsteuermittel (104), die dazu konfiguriert sind, auf Basis des Parameters (q-QualMin), des Parameters für alle Symbole (q-QualMinRev) und des Parameters für Breitband (q-QualMinWB) einen Parameter für Breitband/Alle Symbole zur Verwendung beim Durchführen von Zellenauswahlverarbeitung oder Zellenneuauswahlverarbeitung auf Basis von Breitband-/Alle-Symbole-Signalempfangsqualität, das heißt Signalempfangsqualität, die auf Messung in einem Band, das breiter ist als ein Band mit der vorbestimmten Anzahl von Ressourcenblöcken, und allen OFDM-Symbolen basiert, zu berechnen, Messung der Breitband-/Alle-Symbole-Signalempfangsqualität durchzuführen, und Zellenauswahlverarbeitung oder Zellenneuauswahlverarbeitung unter Verwendung eines Ergebnisses der Messung und des berechneten Parameters für Breitband/Alle Symbole durchzuführen,

wobei das Zellenauswahlsteuermittel (104) dazu konfiguriert ist, den Parameter für Breitband/Alle Symbole durch Subtrahieren, von dem Parameter für alle Symbole (q-QualMinRev), eines Werts zu berechnen, der durch Subtrahieren des Parameters für Breitband (q-QualMinWB) von dem Parameter (q-QualMin) erhalten wird.


 
2. Nutzervorrichtung (UE) nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Signalempfangsqualität RSRQ ist, die Messung in allen OFDM-Symbolen dazu dient, zum Berechnen von RSRQ RSSI über alle OFDM-Symbole zu messen.
 
3. Mobilkommunikationssystem, das eine Basisstation (eNB) und eine Nutzervorrichtung (UE) nach Anspruch 1 einschließt, wobei die Basisstation (eNB) umfasst:
Übertragungsmittel (201, 203), die dazu konfiguriert sind, zu übertragen

einen Parameter (q-QualMin) zur Verwendung beim Durchführen von Zellenauswahlverarbeitung oder Zellenneuauswahlverarbeitung auf Basis von normaler Signalempfangsqualität, das heißt Signalempfangsqualität, die auf Messung in einem Band mit einer vorbestimmten Anzahl von Ressourcenblöcken und vorbestimmten OFDM-Symbolen basiert,

einen Parameter für alle Symbole (q-QualMinRev) zur Verwendung beim Durchführen von Zellenauswahlverarbeitung oder Zellenneuauswahlverarbeitung auf Basis von Alle-Symbole-Signalempfangsqualität, das heißt Signalempfangsqualität, die auf Messung in allen OFDM-Symbolen basiert, und

einen Parameter für Breitband (q-QualMinWB) zur Verwendung beim Durchführen von Zellenauswahlverarbeitung oder Zellenneuauswahlverarbeitung auf Basis von Breitband-Signalempfangsqualität, das heißt Signalempfangsqualität, die auf Messung in einem Band basiert, das breiter ist als ein Band mit der vorbestimmten Anzahl von Ressourcenblöcken.


 
4. Mobilkommunikationssystem nach Anspruch 3, wobei die Signalempfangsqualität RSRQ ist, die Messung in den allen OFDM-Symbolen dazu dient, zum Berechnen von RSRQ RSSI über alle OFDM-Symbole zu messen.
 
5. Zellenauswahlsteuerungsverfahren, das von einer Nutzervorrichtung (UE) in einem Mobilkommunikationssystem ausgeführt wird, welches eine Basisstation (eNB) und die Nutzervorrichtung (UE) einschließt, wobei das Verfahren umfasst:

einen Empfangsschritt des Empfangens (S14), von der Basisstation (eNB),

eines Parameters (q-QualMin) zur Verwendung beim Durchführen von Zellenauswahlverarbeitung oder Zellenneuauswahlverarbeitung auf Basis von normaler Signalempfangsqualität, das heißt Signalempfangsqualität, die auf Messung in einem Band mit einer vorbestimmten Anzahl von Ressourcenblöcken und vorbestimmten OFDM-Symbolen basiert,

eines Parameters für alle Symbole (q-QualMinRev), der beim Durchführen von Zellenauswahlverarbeitung oder Zellenneuauswahlverarbeitung auf Basis von Alle-Symbole-Signalempfangsqualität verwendet wird, das heißt Signalempfangsqualität, die auf Messung in allen OFDM-Symbolen basiert, und

eines Parameters für Breitband (q-QualMinWB) zur Verwendung beim Durchführen von Zellenauswahlverarbeitung oder Zellenneuauswahlverarbeitung auf Basis von Breitband-Signalempfangsqualität, das heißt Signalempfangsqualität, die auf Messung in einem Band basiert, das breiter ist als ein Band mit der vorbestimmten Anzahl von Ressourcenblöcken; und

einen Zellenauswahlsteuerschritt (S13) des Berechnens, auf Basis des Parameters (q-QualMin), des Parameters für alle Symbole (q-QualMinRev) und des Parameters für Breitband (q-QualMinWB), eines Parameters für Breitband/Alle Symbole zur Verwendung beim Durchführen von Zellenauswahlverarbeitung oder Zellenneuauswahlverarbeitung auf Basis von Breitband-/Alle-Symbole-Signalempfangsqualität, das heißt Signalempfangsqualität, die auf Messung in einem Band, das breiter ist als ein Band mit der vorbestimmten Anzahl von Ressourcenblöcken, und allen OFDM-Symbolen basiert, Durchführens von Messung von Breitband-/Alle-Symbole-Signalempfangsqualität, das heißt Signalempfangsqualität, die auf Messung in einem Band, das breiter ist als ein Band mit der vorbestimmten Anzahl von Ressourcenblöcken, und allen OFDM-Symbolen basiert, und Durchführens von Zellenauswahlverarbeitung oder Zellenneuauswahlverarbeitung unter Verwendung eines Ergebnisses der Messung und des berechneten Parameters für Breitband/Alle Symbole,

wobei der Parameter für Breitband/Alle Symbole durch Subtrahieren, von dem Parameter für alle Symbole (q-QualMinRev), eines Werts berechnet wird, der durch Subtrahieren des Parameters für Breitband (q-QualMinWB) von dem Parameter (q-QualMin) erhalten wird.


 
6. Parameterübermittlungsverfahren, das von einem Mobilkommunikationssystem ausgeführt wird, welches eine Basisstation (eNB) und eine Nutzervorrichtung (UE) einschließt, wobei das Verfahren umfasst:

einen Übertragungsschritt (S14) des Übertragens, von der Basisstation (eNB) an die Vorrichtung (UE):

eines Parameters (q-QualMin), der beim Durchführen von Zellenauswahlverarbeitung oder Zellenneuauswahlverarbeitung auf Basis von normaler Signalempfangsqualität verwendet wird, das heißt Signalempfangsqualität, die auf Messung in einem Band mit einer vorbestimmten Anzahl von Ressourcenblöcken und vorbestimmten OFDM-Symbolen basiert,

eines Parameters für alle Symbole (q-QualMinRev), der beim Durchführen von Zellenauswahlverarbeitung oder Zellenneuauswahlverarbeitung auf Basis von Alle-Symbole-Signalempfangsqualität verwendet wird, das heißt Signalempfangsqualität, die auf Messung in allen OFDM-Symbolen basiert, und

eines Parameters für Breitband (q-QualMinWB), der beim Durchführen von Zellenauswahlverarbeitung oder Zellenneuauswahlverarbeitung auf Basis von Breitband-Signalempfangsqualität verwendet wird, das heißt Signalempfangsqualität, die auf Messung in einem Band basiert, das breiter ist als ein Band mit der vorbestimmten Anzahl von Ressourcenblöcken; und

die Verfahrensschritte nach Anspruch 5 durch die Nutzervorrichtung (UE).


 


Revendications

1. Dispositif d'utilisateur (UE) pour un système de communication mobile incluant une station de base (eNB) et le dispositif d'utilisateur (UE), comprenant :

un moyen de réception (101) configuré pour recevoir, à partir de la station de base,

un paramètre (q-QualMin) à utiliser en effectuant un traitement de sélection de cellule ou un traitement de resélection de cellule sur la base d'une qualité de réception de signal normal qui est une qualité de réception de signal basée sur une mesure dans une bande d'un nombre prédéterminé de blocs de ressource et de symboles OFDM prédéterminés,

un paramètre pour tous les symboles (q-QualMinRev) à utiliser en effectuant un traitement de sélection de cellule ou un traitement de resélection de cellule sur la base d'une qualité de réception de signal de tous les symboles qui est une qualité de réception de signal basée sur une mesure de tous les symboles OFDM, et

un paramètre pour large bande (q-QualMinWB) à utiliser en effectuant un traitement de sélection de cellule ou un traitement de resélection de cellule sur la base d'une qualité de réception de signal à large bande qui est une qualité de réception de signal basée sur une mesure dans une bande plus large qu'une bande du nombre prédéterminé de blocs de ressource ; et

un moyen de commande de sélection de cellule (104) configuré pour, sur la base du paramètre (q-QualMin), du paramètre pour tous les symboles (q-QualMinRev) et du paramètre pour large bande (q-QualMinWB), calculer un paramètre à large bande pour tous les symboles à utiliser en effectuant un traitement de sélection de cellule ou un traitement de resélection de cellule basé sur une qualité de réception de signal de tous les symboles à large bande qui est une qualité de réception de signal basée sur une mesure dans une bande plus large qu'une bande du nombre prédéterminé de blocs de ressource et de tous les symboles OFDM, pour effectuer une mesure de la qualité de réception de signal de tous les symboles à large bande, et pour effectuer un traitement de sélection de cellule ou un traitement de resélection de cellule en utilisant un résultat de la mesure et le paramètre calculé pour tous les symboles à large bande,

dans lequel le moyen de commande de sélection de cellule (104) est configuré pour calculer le paramètre pour tous les symboles à large bande en soustrayant, du paramètre pour tous les symboles (q-QualMinRev), une valeur obtenue en soustrayant le paramètre pour large bande (q-QualMinWB) du paramètre (q-QualMin).


 
2. Dispositif d'utilisateur (UE) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel la qualité de réception de signal est RSRQ, la mesure dans tous les symboles OFDM est de mesurer RSSI sur tous les symboles OFDM pour calculer RSRQ.
 
3. Système de communication mobile incluant une station de base (eNB) et un dispositif d'utilisateur (UE) selon la revendication 1, la station de base(eNB) comprenant :
un moyen de transmission (201, 203) configuré pour transmettre

un paramètre (q-QualMin) à utiliser en effectuant un traitement de sélection de cellule ou un traitement de resélection de cellule sur la base d'une qualité de réception de signal normal qui est une qualité de réception de signal basée sur une mesure dans une bande d'un nombre prédéterminé de blocs de ressource et de symboles OFDM prédéterminés,

un paramètre pour tous les symboles (q-QualMinRev) à utiliser en effectuant un traitement de sélection de cellule ou un traitement de resélection de cellule sur la base d'une qualité de réception de signal de tous les symboles qui est une qualité de réception de signal basée sur une mesure dans tous les symboles OFDM, et

un paramètre pour large bande (q-QualMinWB) à utiliser en effectuant un traitement de sélection de cellule ou un traitement de resélection de cellule sur la base d'une qualité de réception de signal à large bande qui est une qualité de réception de signal basée sur une mesure dans une bande plus large qu'une bande du nombre prédéterminé de blocs de ressource.


 
4. Système de communication mobile selon la revendication 3, dans lequel la qualité de réception de signal est RSRQ, la mesure dans tous les symboles OFDM est de mesurer RSSI sur tous les symboles OFDM pour calculer RSRQ.
 
5. Procédé de commande de sélection de cellule exécuté par un dispositif d'utilisateur (UE) dans un système de communication mobile incluant une station de base (eNB) et le dispositif d'utilisateur (UE), le procédé comprenant :

une étape de réception consistant à recevoir (S14), à partir de la station de base (eNB),

un paramètre (q-QualMin) à utiliser en effectuant un traitement de sélection de cellule ou un traitement de resélection de cellule sur la base d'une qualité de réception de signal normal qui est une qualité de réception de signal basée sur une mesure dans une bande d'un nombre prédéterminé de blocs de ressource et de symboles OFDM prédéterminés,

un paramètre pour tous les symboles (q-QualMinRev) qui est utilisé en effectuant un traitement de sélection de cellule ou un traitement de resélection de cellule sur la base d'une qualité de réception de signal de tous les symboles qui est une qualité de réception de signal basée sur une mesure dans tous les symboles OFDM,

un paramètre pour large bande (q-QualMinWB) à utiliser en effectuant un traitement de sélection de cellule ou un traitement de resélection de cellule sur la base d'une qualité de réception de signal à large bande qui est une qualité de réception de signal basée sur une mesure dans une bande plus large qu'une bande du nombre prédéterminé de blocs de ressource ; et

une étape de commande de sélection de cellule (S13) consistant à calculer, sur la base du paramètre (q-QualMin), du paramètre pour tous les symboles (q-QualMinRev) et du paramètre pour large bande (q-QualMinWB), un paramètre pour tous les symboles à large bande à utiliser en effectuant un traitement de sélection de cellule ou un traitement de resélection de cellule sur la base d'une qualité de réception de signal de tous les symboles à large bande qui est une qualité de réception de signal basée sur une mesure dans une bande plus large qu'une bande du nombre prédéterminé de blocs de ressource et de tous les symboles OFDM, à effectuer une mesure d'une qualité de réception de signal de tous les symboles à large bande qui est une qualité de réception de signal basée sur une mesure dans une bande plus large qu'une bande du nombre prédéterminé de blocs de ressource et de tous les symboles OFDM, et à effectuer un traitement de sélection de cellule ou un traitement de resélection de cellule en utilisant un résultat de la mesure et le paramètre calculé pour tous les symboles à large bande,

dans lequel le paramètre pour tous les symboles à large bande est calculé en soustrayant, du paramètre pour tous les symboles (q-QualMinRev), une valeur obtenue en soustrayant le paramètre pour large bande (q-QualMinWB) du paramètre (q-QualMin).


 
6. Procédé de transmission de paramètre exécuté par un système de communication mobile incluant une station de base (eNB) et un dispositif d'utilisateur (UE), le procédé comprenant:

une étape de transmission (S14) par la station de base (eNB) consistant à transmettre vers l'équipement (UE) :

un paramètre (q-QualMin) qui est utilisé en effectuant un traitement de sélection de cellule ou un traitement de resélection de cellule sur la base d'une qualité de réception de signal normal qui est une qualité de réception de signal basée sur une mesure dans une bande d'un nombre prédéterminé de blocs de ressource et de symboles OFDM prédéterminés,

un paramètre pour tous les symboles (q-QualMinRev) qui est utilisé en effectuant un traitement de sélection de cellule ou un traitement de resélection de cellule sur la base d'une qualité de réception de signal de tous les symboles qui est une qualité de réception de signal basée sur une mesure dans tous les symboles OFDM, et

un paramètre pour large bande (q-QualMinWB) qui est utilisé en effectuant un traitement de sélection de cellule ou un traitement de resélection de cellule sur la base d'une qualité de réception de signal à large bande qui est une qualité de réception de signal basée sur une mesure dans une bande plus large qu'une bande du nombre prédéterminé de blocs de ressource ; et

les étapes de procédé selon la revendication 5, par le dispositif d'utilisateur (UE).


 




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