(19)
(11)EP 3 198 933 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
04.11.2020 Bulletin 2020/45

(21)Application number: 14902505.8

(22)Date of filing:  26.09.2014
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
H04W 36/00(2009.01)
H04W 76/23(2018.01)
H04W 72/02(2009.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/CN2014/087563
(87)International publication number:
WO 2016/045091 (31.03.2016 Gazette  2016/13)

(54)

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

VERFAHREN ZUR DRAHTLOSEN VORRICHTUNG-ZU-VORRICHTUNG-KOMMUNIKATION UND BENUTZERGERÄT

PROCÉDÉ DE COMMUNICATION SANS FIL DE DISPOSITIF À DISPOSITIF ET ÉQUIPEMENT UTILISATEUR


(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

(43)Date of publication of application:
02.08.2017 Bulletin 2017/31

(60)Divisional application:
20188652.0

(73)Proprietor: Sun Patent Trust
New York, NY 10017 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • WANG, Lilei
    Chaoyant District Beijing 100020 (CN)
  • BASU MALLICK, Prateek
    63225 Langen (DE)
  • SUZUKI, Hidetoshi
    Osaka-shi Osaka 540-6207 (JP)
  • LOEHR, Joachim
    63225 Langen (DE)
  • HOSHINO, Masayuki
    Osaka-shi Osaka 540-6207 (JP)

(74)Representative: Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB 
Leopoldstraße 4
80802 München
80802 München (DE)


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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 present disclosure relates to the field of wireless communication, and in particular, to device-to-device (D2D) wireless communication methods and user equipments (UEs) therefor.

BACKGROUND



[0002] Device-to-device (D2D) wireless communication is a new topic in 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) LTE (Long Term Evolution) Release 12. D2D communication could happen with wireless network coverage (e.g. for commercial case) or without network coverage (e.g. for public safety). Fig. 1 illustrates exemplary D2D communications with and without wireless network coverage. On the left side of Fig. 1, UE 101 and UE 102 are within the wireless network coverage of eNB (eNode B) 103, but they are communicating with each other directly (i.e. not through eNB 103). On the right side of Fig. 1, UE 104 and UE 105 are not within any wireless network coverage, and they are communicating with each other directly.

[0003] When UEs with D2D communication capability (D2D UEs) are with wireless network coverage, i.e., in LTE Wide Area Network (WAN), D2D UEs may operate with LTE WAN and D2D simultaneously, which means that in some radio resources/subframes, D2D UEs transmit/receive LTE WAN signals, but in other radio resources/subframes, D2D UEs transmit/receive D2D signals. Currently, from resource allocation point of view, D2D UEs can operate in one of the following two modes (refer to LTE Rel.12) for D2D communication:
  • Mode 1: eNodeB or LTE rel-10 relay node schedules the exact resources used by a UE to transmit direct data and direct control information;
  • Mode 2: a UE on its own selects resources from resource pools to transmit direct data and direct control information.


[0004] In mode 1, the resources of D2D transmission are allocated or fully controlled by an eNB, but in mode 2, the UE itself selects the resources for D2D transmission.

[0005] 3GPP document TR 36.843 V12.0.1 (2014-03) describes in section 9.2.1 resource allocation in mode 1 and mode 2. In particular in mode 1, an eNB or Release-10 relay node schedules the exact resources used by a UE to transmit direct data and direct control information. In mode 2, a UE on its own selects resources from resource pools to transmit direct data and direct control information. The resource pools for mode 2 can be pre-configured or semi-statically configured.

SUMMARY OF THE DISCLOSURE



[0006] In a first aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a device-to-device (D2D) wireless communication method performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising: continuing D2D transmission by using a resource from a transmission resource pool allocated for mode 2 operation when switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation.

[0007] In a second aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a device-to-device (D2D) wireless communication method performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising: performing D2D transmission by using a resource from a transmission resource pool allocated for mode 2 operation, wherein the transmission resource pool is indicated by a dedicated RRC signaling transmitted by an eNode B (eNB), a system information block (SIB) transmitted by an eNB, a physical device-to-device shared channel (PD2DSCH) transmitted by other UE(s), and/or pre-configuration, and the dedicated RRC signaling, the SIB, the PD2DSCH and the pre-configuration are in descending order in priority when determining the transmission resource pool.

[0008] In a third aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a device-to-device (D2D) wireless communication method performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising: receiving D2D signals in a union of indicated or pre-configured D2D receiving resource pool(s), wherein the indicated D2D receiving resource pool(s) are a receiving resource pool indicated by a dedicated radio resource control (RRC) signaling transmitted by an eNode B (eNB), a receiving resource pool indicated by a system information block (SIB) transmitted by an eNB, and/or a receiving resource pool indicated by a physical device-to-device shared channel (PD2DSCH) transmitted by other UE(s).

[0009] In a fourth aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a user equipment (UE) for device-to-device (D2D) wireless communication, comprising: an operation switching unit configured to continue D2D transmission by using a resource from a transmission resource pool allocated for mode 2 operation when switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation.

[0010] In a fifth aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a user equipment (UE) for device-to-device (D2D) wireless communication, comprising: a communication unit configured to perform D2D transmission by using a resource from a transmission resource pool allocated for mode 2 operation, wherein the transmission resource pool is indicated by a dedicated RRC signaling transmitted by an eNode B (eNB), a system information block (SIB) transmitted by an eNB, a physical device-to-device shared channel (PD2DSCH) transmitted by other UE(s), and/or pre-configuration, and the dedicated RRC signaling, the SIB, the PD2DSCH and the pre-configuration are in descending order in priority when determining the transmission resource pool.

[0011] In a sixth aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a user equipment (UE) for device-to-device (D2D) wireless communication, comprising: a communication unit configured to receive D2D signals in a union of indicated or pre-configured D2D receiving resource pool(s), wherein the indicated D2D receiving resource pool(s) are a receiving resource pool indicated by a dedicated radio resource control (RRC) signaling transmitted by an eNode B (eNB), a receiving resource pool indicated by a system information block (SIB) transmitted by an eNB, and/or a receiving resource pool indicated by a physical device-to-device shared channel (PD2DSCH) transmitted by other UE(s).

[0012] The foregoing is a summary and thus contains, by necessity, simplifications, generalization, and omissions of details. Other aspects, features, and advantages of the devices and/or processes and/or other subject matters described herein will become apparent in the teachings set forth herein. The summary is provided to introduce a selection of concepts in a simplified form that are further described below in the Detailed Description. This summary is not intended to identify key features or essential features of the claimed subject matter, nor is it intended to be used as an aid in determining the scope of the claimed subject matter.

[0013] The invention is carried out according to the appended independent claims. Optional features of the invention are carried out according to the dependent claims. However, technical descriptions of apparatus, products and/or methods in the description and/or drawings which are not covered by the claims are presented not as embodiments of the invention but as background art or examples useful for understanding the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



[0014] The foregoing and other features of the present disclosure will become more fully apparent from the following description and appended claims, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. Understanding that these drawings depict only several embodiments in accordance with the disclosure and are, therefore, not to be considered limiting of its scope, the disclosure will be described with additional specificity and detail through use of the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 illustrates exemplary D2D communications with and without wireless network coverage;

Fig. 2 illustrates a flowchart of the D2D wireless communication method 200 according to a first embodiment of the present disclosure;

Fig. 3 illustrates a schematic diagram of the UE switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation to receive PD2DSCH from another UE;

Fig. 4 illustrates a schematic diagram in which the UE switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation receives resource pool indications from both the PD2DSCH and the SIB;

Fig. 5 is a block diagram illustrating a UE 500 according to the first embodiment of the present disclosure;

Fig. 6 illustrates a flowchart of the D2D wireless communication method 600 according to a second embodiment of the present disclosure; and

Fig. 7 is a block diagram illustrating a UE 700 according to the second embodiment of the present disclosure.


DETAILED DESCRIPTION



[0015] In the following detailed description, reference is made to the accompanying drawings, which form a part thereof. In the drawings, similar symbols typically identify similar components, unless context dictates otherwise. It will be readily understood that the aspects of the present disclosure can be arranged, substituted, combined, and designed in a wide variety of different configurations, all of which are explicitly contemplated and make part of this disclosure.

(First Embodiment)



[0016] As described in the above, a UE can perform D2D communication in mode 1 or mode 2. In some cases, the UE may need to switch from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation. For example, the UE operating in mode 1 may need to carry out mode 2 transmission to keep continuous D2D operation in some exceptional cases in which the UE cannot operate in mode 1 temporarily. In other words, the switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation can be triggered by an exceptional case in which the UE cannot operate in mode 1 temporarily. The candidate conditions to trigger such exceptional mode 2 transmission can for example be that
  • the grant for ProSe communication is not received within a period after sending ProSe-BSR, or
  • the grant for ProSe-BSR is not received within a period after initiation of resource request for ProSe communication.


[0017] When a UE switches from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation, what resource the UE would use and how the UE determines the resource for mode 2 operation become an import issue, especially in an exceptional case. In a first embodiment of the present disclosure, it is provided that the UE continues D2D transmission by using a resource from a transmission resource pool allocated for mode 2 operation when switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation. In the embodiment, the eNB will not allocate special mode 2 resources for the switching, for example, will not allocate exceptional mode 2 resources; rather the UE uses a resource from a normal mode 2 transmission resource pool, i.e., transmission resource pool allocated for mode 2 operation.

[0018] In particular, the first embodiment provides a D2D wireless communication method 200 performed by a UE as shown in Fig. 2 which illustrates a flowchart of the D2D wireless communication method 200 according to the first embodiment of the present disclosure. The method 200 comprises a step 201 of continuing D2D transmission by using a resource from a transmission resource pool allocated for mode 2 operation when switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation.

[0019] In the first embodiment, the transmission resource pool allocated for mode 2 operation, i.e. a normal mode 2 transmission resource pool which is not specific to the mode switching, is used to continue D2D communication when the UE switches from mode 1 to mode 2. Since no special resource is allocated for the switching and the normal mode 2 transmission resource pool is reused, the embodiment of the present disclosure saves sources, and potentially saves the signaling overhead for allocating the special switching resource.

[0020] In an example of the first embodiment, the transmission resource pool can be indicated in a physical device-to-device shared channel (PD2DSCH) transmitted by one or more other UE(s). PD2DSCH is a D2D channel which was agreed in 3GPP RAN1 (refer to LTE Rel.12) and used for in-coverage UEs to forward some synchronization/timing and resource pool/power control parameters to OOC UEs. The intention is to protect LTE WAN traffic and in-coverage mode1/2 transmissions. In the present disclosure, the UE switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation can also receive PD2DSCH transmitted from one or more other UE(s) though it may be within the wireless network coverage, in order to get knowledge of the transmission resource pool for mode 2 operation. Fig. 3 illustrates a schematic diagram of the UE switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation to receive PD2DSCH from another UE. In Fig. 3, UE 301 is the UE switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2, and UE 302 is the UE which forwards PD2DSCH. It can be seen that UE 301 is within the PD2DSCH coverage of UE 302, and thus UE 301 can receive PD2DSCH transmitted from UE 302. Specifically, if the PD2DSCH is transmitted by multiple UEs, soft combining can be used to receive the PD2DSCH. According to this example, the transmission resource pool for normal mode 2 operation can be indicated to the UE switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation without additional signaling overhead.

[0021] In other examples, the transmission resource pool can also be indicated by a dedicated RRC signaling transmitted by an eNB, a SIB transmitted by an eNB, or pre-configuration. In particular, sometimes, the UE switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation may be able to obtain more than one resource pool indications. In this case, according to an example, the dedicated RRC signaling, the SIB, the PD2DSCH and the pre-configuration are in descending order in priority when determining the transmission resource pool. In other words, the priority of the dedicated RRC signaling is higher than the SIB, the priority of the SIB is higher than the PD2DSCH, and the priority of the PD2DSCH is higher than the pre-configuration. In conclusion, in this example, the transmission resource pool can be indicated by a dedicated RRC signaling transmitted by an eNB, a SIB transmitted by an eNB, a PD2DSCH transmitted by other UE(s), and/or pre-configuration, and the dedicated RRC signaling, the SIB, the PD2DSCH and the pre-configuration are in descending order in priority when determining the transmission resource pool. Fig. 4 illustrates a schematic diagram in which the UE 401 switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation receives resource pool indications from both the PD2DSCH and the SIB. In this case, the UE 401 will select the resource pool indicated in the SIB since the priority of the SIB is higher than the PD2DSCH. Accordingly, at the receiving side, any receiving UE can receive D2D signals in a union of indicated or pre-configured D2D receiving resource pool(s), wherein the indicated D2D receiving resource pool(s) can be a receiving resource pool indicated by the RRC signaling transmitted by an eNB, a receiving resource pool indicated by the SIB transmitted by an eNB, and/or a receiving resource pool indicated by the PD2DSCH transmitted by other UE(s). Herein, the D2D receiving resource pool refers to a resource pool for receiving D2D signals. It is noted that if only one receiving resource pool is indicated or pre-configured, the union of it is the one receiving resource pool itself.

[0022] In the first embodiment, an UE for D2D wireless communication is also provided. Fig. 5 is a block diagram illustrating a UE 500 according to the first embodiment of the present disclosure. UE 500 comprises an operation switching unit 501. The operation switching unit 501 can be configured to continue D2D transmission by using a resource from a transmission resource pool allocated for mode 2 operation when switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation.

[0023] The UE 500 according to the present disclosure may optionally include a CPU (Central Processing Unit) 510 for executing related programs to process various data and control operations of respective units in the UE 500, a ROM (Read Only Memory) 513 for storing various programs required for performing various process and control by the CPU 510, a RAM (Random Access Memory) 515 for storing intermediate data temporarily produced in the procedure of process and control by the CPU 510, and/or a storage unit 517 for storing various programs, data and so on. The above operation switching unit 501, CPU 510, ROM 513, RAM 515 and/or storage unit 517 etc. may be interconnected via data and/or command bus 520 and transfer signals between one another.

[0024] Respective units as described above do not limit the scope of the present disclosure. According to one implementation of the disclosure, the functions of the above operation switching unit 501 may be implemented by hardware, and the above CPU 510, ROM 513, RAM 515 and/or storage unit 517 may not be necessary. Alternatively, the functions of the above operation switching unit 501 may also be implemented by functional software in combination with the above CPU 510, ROM 513, RAM 515 and/or storage unit 517 etc.

(Second Embodiment)



[0025] In the second embodiment of the present disclosure, the priority rule on mode 2 resource selection mentioned in the first embodiment can be extended to any mode 2 operation, and it is not limited to the switching from mode 1 to mode 2, especially, not limited to the exceptional case mentioned in the first embodiment.

[0026] In particular, the second embodiment provides a D2D wireless communication method 600 performed by a UE as shown in Fig. 6 which illustrates a flowchart of the D2D wireless communication method 600 according to the second embodiment of the present disclosure. The method 600 comprises a step 601 of performing D2D transmission by using a resource from a transmission resource pool allocated for mode 2 operation. In the second embodiment, the transmission resource pool is indicated by a dedicated RRC signaling transmitted by an eNode B (eNB), a system information block (SIB) transmitted by an eNB, a physical device-to-device shared channel (PD2DSCH) transmitted by other UE(s), and/or pre-configuration, and the dedicated RRC signaling, the SIB, the PD2DSCH and the pre-configuration are in descending order in priority when determining the transmission resource pool. It is noted that related descriptions in the first embodiment can also be applied to the second embodiment, which are not described repeatedly here.

[0027] In particular, for mode 2 UEs with RRC_CONNECTED status, the following priority rule can be applied: Dedicated RRC signaling indicated > SIB indicated > PD2DSCH indicated > Preconfigured. For mode 2 UEs with RRC_IDLE status, the following priority rule can be applied: SIB indicated > PD2DSCH indicated > Preconfigured. For OOC UEs which are close to a LTE WAN cell and can receive PD2DSCH information, the following priority rule can be applied: PD2DSCH indicated > Preconfigured.

[0028] In the second embodiment, an UE for D2D wireless communication is also provided. Fig. 7 is a block diagram illustrating a UE 700 according to the second embodiment of the present disclosure. UE 700 comprises a communication unit 701. The communication unit 701 can be configured to perform D2D transmission by using a resource from a transmission resource pool allocated for mode 2 operation, wherein the transmission resource pool is indicated by a dedicated RRC signaling transmitted by an eNode B (eNB), a system information block (SIB) transmitted by an eNB, a physical device-to-device shared channel (PD2DSCH) transmitted by other UE(s), and/or pre-configuration, and the dedicated RRC signaling, the SIB, the PD2DSCH and the pre-configuration are in descending order in priority when determining the transmission resource pool.

[0029] The UE 700 according to the present disclosure may optionally include a CPU (Central Processing Unit) 710 for executing related programs to process various data and control operations of respective units in the UE 700, a ROM (Read Only Memory) 713 for storing various programs required for performing various process and control by the CPU 710, a RAM (Random Access Memory) 715 for storing intermediate data temporarily produced in the procedure of process and control by the CPU 710, and/or a storage unit 717 for storing various programs, data and so on. The above communication unit 701, CPU 710, ROM 713, RAM 715 and/or storage unit 717 etc. may be interconnected via data and/or command bus 720 and transfer signals between one another.

[0030] Respective units as described above do not limit the scope of the present disclosure. According to one implementation of the disclosure, the functions of the above communication unit 701 may be implemented by hardware, and the above CPU 710, ROM 713, RAM 715 and/or storage unit 717 may not be necessary. Alternatively, the functions of the above communication unit 701 may also be implemented by functional software in combination with the above CPU 710, ROM 713, RAM 715 and/or storage unit 717 etc.

[0031] Accordingly, at the receiving side, there are provided a device-to-device (D2D) wireless communication method performed by a user equipment (UE) and a corresponding UE. The communication method comprises receiving D2D signals in a union of indicated or pre-configured D2D receiving resource pool(s). The UE comprises a communication unit configured to receive D2D signals in a union of indicated or pre-configured D2D receiving resource pool(s). Here, the indicated D2D receiving resource pool(s) are a receiving resource pool indicated by a dedicated radio resource control (RRC) signaling transmitted by an eNode B (eNB), a receiving resource pool indicated by a system information block (SIB) transmitted by an eNB, and/or a receiving resource pool indicated by a physical device-to-device shared channel (PD2DSCH) transmitted by other UE(s). It is noted that the above descriptions concerning the communication method 600 and the UE 700 can also be applied here unless the context indicates otherwise.

[0032] The present invention can be realized by software, hardware, or software in cooperation with hardware. Each functional block used in the description of each embodiment described above can be realized by an LSI as an integrated circuit. They may be individually formed as chips, or one chip may be formed so as to include a part or all of the functional blocks. The LSI here may be referred to as an IC, a system LSI, a super LSI, or an ultra LSI depending on a difference in the degree of integration. However, the technique of implementing an integrated circuit is not limited to the LSI and may be realized by using a dedicated circuit or a general-purpose processor. In addition, a FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) that can be programmed after the manufacture of the LSI or a reconfigurable processor in which the connections and the settings of circuits cells disposed inside the LSI can be reconfigured may be used. Further, the calculation of each functional block can be performed by using calculating means, for example, including a DSP or a CPU, and the processing step of each function may be recorded on a recording medium as a program for execution. Furthermore, when a technology for implementing an integrated circuit that substitutes the LSI appears in accordance with the advancement of the semiconductor technology or other derivative technologies, it is apparent that the functional block may be integrated by using such technologies.


Claims

1. A device-to-device, D2D, wireless communication method performed by a user equipment, UE, comprising:

continuing D2D transmission by using a resource from a transmission resource pool allocated for mode 2 operation when switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation, wherein

the transmission resource pool is indicated in a physical device-to-device shared channel, PD2DSCH, transmitted by one or more other UE(s),

in mode 1, an eNode B schedules resources to be used by the UE to transmit direct data and direct control information, and

in mode 2, the UE on its own selects resources from resource pools to transmit direct data and direct control information.


 
2. The D2D wireless communication method according to claim 1, wherein
the switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation is triggered by an exceptional case in which the UE cannot operate in mode 1 temporarily.
 
3. The D2D wireless communication method according to claim 1, wherein
soft combining is used to receive the PD2DSCH if the PD2DSCH is transmitted by multiple UEs.
 
4. The D2D wireless communication method according to claim 1, wherein
the transmission resource pool is indicated by a dedicated radio resource control (RRC) signaling transmitted by an eNode B (eNB), a system information block (SIB) transmitted by an eNB, and/or pre-configuration, and
the dedicated RRC signaling, the SIB, the PD2DSCH and the pre-configuration are in descending order in priority when determining the transmission resource pool.
 
5. A user equipment, UE, for device-to-device, D2D, wireless communication, comprising:

an operation switching unit configured to continue D2D transmission by using a resource from a resource pool allocated for mode 2 operation when switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation, wherein

the transmission resource pool is indicated in a physical device-to-device shared channel, PD2DSCH, transmitted by one or more other UE(s),

in mode 1, an eNode B schedules resources to be used by the UE to transmit direct data and direct control information, and

in mode 2, the UE on its own selects resources from resource pools to transmit direct data and direct control information.


 
6. The UE according to claim 5, wherein
the switching from mode 1 operation to mode 2 operation is triggered by an exceptional case in which the UE cannot operate in mode 1 temporarily.
 
7. The UE according to claim 5, wherein
soft combining is used to receive the PD2DSCH if the PD2DSCH is transmitted by multiple UEs.
 
8. The UE according to claim 5, wherein
the transmission resource pool is indicated by a dedicated radio resource control (RRC) signaling transmitted by an eNode B (eNB), a system information block (SIB) transmitted by an eNB, and/or pre-configuration, and
the dedicated RRC signaling, the SIB, the PD2DSCH and the pre-configuration are in descending order in priority when determining the transmission resource pool.
 


Ansprüche

1. Ein Gerät-zu-Gerät (device-to-device, D2D) drahtloses Kommunikationsverfahren, das von einem Benutzergerät (user equipment, UE) durchgeführt wird, umfassend:

Fortsetzen von D2D-Übertragung unter Verwendung einer Ressource aus einem Übertragungsressourcenpool, der für Modus 2-Betrieb zugewiesen ist, wenn vom Modus 1-Betrieb zu Modus 2-Betrieb umgeschaltet wird, wobei

der Übertragungsressourcenpool in einem physikalischen Gerät-zu-Gerät geteilten Kanal (physical device-to-device shared channel, PD2DSCH), angezeigt wird, der von einem oder mehreren anderen UE(s) übertragen wird,

in Modus 1 ein eNode B die Ressourcen festlegt, die von dem UE zur Übertragung direkter Daten und direkter Steuerungsinformationen verwendet werden sollen, und

in Modus 2 das UE selbst Ressourcen aus Ressourcenpools auswählt, um direkte Daten und direkte Steuerungsinformationen zu übermitteln.


 
2. Das D2D drahtlose Kommunikationsverfahren gemäß Anspruch 1, wobei
das Umschalten von Modus 1-Betrieb zu Modus 2-Betrieb durch einen Ausnahmefall ausgelöst wird, in dem das UE zeitweise nicht in Modus 1 arbeiten kann.
 
3. Das D2D drahtlose Kommunikationsverfahren gemäß Anspruch 1, wobei
Soft Combining zum Empfang des PD2DSCH verwendet wird, wenn der PD2DSCH von mehreren UEs gesendet wird.
 
4. Das D2D drahtlose Kommunikationsverfahren gemäß Anspruch 1, wobei
der Übertragungsressourcenpool von einer dedizierten Funkressourcensteuerungs-(radio resource control, RRC) Signalisierung, die von einem eNode B (eNB) übertragen wird, einem Systeminformationsblock (system information block, SIB), der von einem eNB übertragen wird, und/oder einer Vorkonfiguration angezeigt wird, und
die dedizierte RRC-Signalisierung, der SIB, der PD2DSCH und die Vorkonfiguration bei der Bestimmung des Übertragungsressourcenpools in nach Priorität absteigender Reihenfolge sind.
 
5. Ein Benutzergerät (user equipment, UE) zur Gerät-zu-Gerät (device-to-device, D2D) drahtlosen Kommunikation, umfassend:

eine Betriebsumschalteinheit, die konfiguriert ist, D2D-Übertragung unter Verwendung einer Ressource aus einem Übertragungsressourcenpool fortzusetzen, der für Modus 2-Betrieb zugewiesen ist, wenn vom Modus 1-Betrieb zu Modus 2-Betrieb umgeschaltet wird, wobei

der Übertragungsressourcenpool in einem physikalischen Gerät-zu-Gerät geteilten Kanal (physical device-to-device shared channel, PD2DSCH), angezeigt wird, der von einem oder mehreren anderen UE(s) übertragen wird,

in Modus 1 ein eNode B die Ressourcen festlegt, die von dem UE zur Übertragung direkter Daten und direkter Steuerungsinformationen verwendet werden sollen, und

in Modus 2 das UE selbst Ressourcen aus Ressourcenpools auswählt, um direkte Daten und direkte Steuerungsinformationen zu übermitteln.


 
6. Das UE gemäß Anspruch 5, wobei
das Umschalten von Modus 1-Betrieb zu Modus 2-Betrieb durch einen Ausnahmefall ausgelöst wird, in dem das UE zeitweise nicht in Modus 1 arbeiten kann.
 
7. Das UE gemäß Anspruch 5, wobei
Soft Combining zum Empfang des PD2DSCH verwendet wird, wenn der PD2DSCH von mehreren UEs gesendet wird.
 
8. Das UE gemäß Anspruch 5, wobei
der Übertragungsressourcenpool von einer dedizierten Funkressourcensteuerungs-(radio resource control, RRC) Signalisierung, die von einem eNode B (eNB) übertragen wird, einem Systeminformationsblock (system information block, SIB), der von einem eNB übertragen wird, und/oder einer Vorkonfiguration angezeigt wird, und
die dedizierte RRC-Signalisierung, der SIB, der PD2DSCH und die Vorkonfiguration bei der Bestimmung des Übertragungsressourcenpools in nach Priorität absteigender Reihenfolge sind.
 


Revendications

1. Procédé de communication sans fil de dispositif à dispositif,
soit D2D (device-to-device) mis en œuvre par un équipement d'utilisateur,
soit UE (userequipment), comprenant :

poursuivre une transmission D2D en utilisant une ressource provenant d'une réserve de ressources de transmission allouée pour un fonctionnement en mode 2 lors de la commutation d'un fonctionnement en mode 1 à un fonctionnement en mode 2, dans lequel

la réserve de ressources de transmission est indiquée dans un canal physique partagé de dispositif à dispositif, soit PD2DSCH (physical device-to-device shared channel), transmis par un ou plusieurs autres UE,

en mode 1, un nœud B évolué (eNode B) planifie les ressources à utiliser par l'UE pour transmettre des données directes et des informations de commande directes, et

en mode 2, l'UE sélectionne par lui-même des ressources issues de réserves de ressources pour transmettre des données directes et des informations de commande directes.


 
2. Procédé de communication sans fil D2D selon la revendication 1, dans lequel
la commutation d'un fonctionnement en mode 1 à un fonctionnement en mode 2 est déclenchée par une circonstance exceptionnelle dans laquelle l'UE ne peut temporairement pas fonctionner en mode 1.
 
3. Procédé de communication sans fil D2D selon la revendication 1, dans lequel
une combinaison douce est utilisée pour recevoir le PD2DSCH si le PD2DSCH es transmis par plusieurs UE.
 
4. Procédé de communication sans fil D2D selon la revendication 1, dans lequel
la réserve de ressources de transmission est indiquée par une signalisation de commande de ressources radio (RRC, radio resource control) dédiée transmise par un nœud B évolué (eNB), un bloc d'informations système (SIB, system information block) transmis par un eNB et/ou une pré-configuration, et
la signalisation de RRC dédiée, le SIB, le PD2DSCH et la pré-configuration sont en ordre décroissant de priorité lors de la détermination de la réserve de ressources de transmission.
 
5. Équipement d'utilisateur, UE, pour une communication sans fil de dispositif à dispositif, D2D, comprenant :

une unité de commutation de fonctionnement configurée pour poursuivre une transmission D2D en utilisant une ressource provenant d'une réserve de ressources allouée pour un fonctionnement en mode 2 lors de la commutation d'un fonctionnement en mode 1 à un fonctionnement en mode 2, dans lequel

la réserve de ressources de transmission est indiquée dans un canal physique partagé de dispositif à dispositif, PD2DSCH, transmis par un ou plusieurs autres UE,

en mode 1, un nœud B évolué (eNode B) planifie les ressources à utiliser par l'UE pour transmettre des données directes et des informations de commande directes, et

en mode 2, l'UE sélectionne par lui-même des ressources issues de réserves de ressources pour transmettre des données directes et des informations de commande directes.


 
6. UE selon la revendication 5, dans lequel
la commutation d'un fonctionnement en mode 1 à un fonctionnement en mode 2 est déclenchée par une circonstance exceptionnelle dans laquelle l'UE ne peut temporairement pas fonctionner en mode 1.
 
7. UE selon la revendication 5, dans lequel
une combinaison douce est utilisée pour recevoir le PD2DSCH si le PD2DSCH es transmis par plusieurs UE.
 
8. UE selon la revendication 5, dans lequel
la réserve de ressources de transmission est indiquée par une signalisation de commande de ressources radio (RRC) dédiée transmise par un nœud B évolué (eNB), un bloc d'informations système (SIB) transmis par un eNB et/ou une pré-configuration, et
la signalisation de RRC dédiée, le SIB, le PD2DSCH et la pré-configuration sont en ordre décroissant de priorité lors de la détermination de la réserve de ressources de transmission.
 




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