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(11)EP 3 249 831 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
26.06.2019 Bulletin 2019/26

(21)Application number: 17180373.7

(22)Date of filing:  10.04.2012
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
H04B 7/26(2006.01)
H04W 74/08(2009.01)

(54)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENTLY TRANSMITTING INFORMATION ACQUIRED BY A TERMINAL TO A BASE STATION

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR EFFIZIENTEN ÜBERTRAGUNG VON MIT EINEM ENDGERÄT ERFASSTEN INFORMATIONEN AN EINE BASISSTATION

PROCÉDÉ ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT DE TRANSMETTRE EFFICACEMENT DES INFORMATIONS ACQUISES PAR UN TERMINAL À UNE STATION DE BASE


(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: 11.04.2011 US 201161473966 P
10.05.2011 US 201161484645 P

(43)Date of publication of application:
29.11.2017 Bulletin 2017/48

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
12771981.3 / 2698932

(73)Proprietor: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Gyeonggi-do 16677 (KR)

(72)Inventors:
  • KIM, Sang Bum
    Gyeonggi-do 443-751 (KR)
  • KIM, Seong Hun
    Gyeonggi-do 446-882 (KR)

(74)Representative: HGF Limited 
Saviour House 9 St. Saviourgate
York YO1 8NQ
York YO1 8NQ (GB)


(56)References cited: : 
US-A1- 2009 257 353
  
  • "3rd Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group Radio Access Network; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Radio Resource Control (RRC); Protocol specification (Release 10)", 3GPP STANDARD; 3GPP TS 36.331, 3RD GENERATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECT (3GPP), MOBILE COMPETENCE CENTRE ; 650, ROUTE DES LUCIOLES ; F-06921 SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS CEDEX ; FRANCE, no. V10.1.0, 30 March 2011 (2011-03-30), pages 1-290, XP050476531,
  • HUAWEI ET AL: "Remaining issues regarding RLF reporting for MDT", 3GPP DRAFT; R2-111239 REMAINING ISSUES REGARDING RLF REPORTING FOR MDT, 3RD GENERATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECT (3GPP), MOBILE COMPETENCE CENTRE ; 650, ROUTE DES LUCIOLES ; F-06921 SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS CEDEX ; FRANCE, vol. RAN WG2, no. Taipei, Taiwan; 20110221, 15 February 2011 (2011-02-15), XP050493739,
  
Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


Description

Technical Field



[0001] The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for transmitting information acquired by the terminal to the base station efficiently.

Background Art



[0002] The mobile communication system has been developed for the user to communicate on the move. With the rapid advance of technologies, the mobile communication system has evolved to the level capable of providing high speed data communication service as well as voice telephony service.

[0003] Recently, as one of the next generation mobile communication system, Long Term Evolution (LTE) is on the standardization by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). LTE is a technology designed to provide high speed packet-based communication of up to 100 Mbps and aims at commercial deployment around 2010 timeframe. In order to accomplish the aim, a discussion is being held on several schemes: one scheme for reducing the number of nodes located in a communication path by simplifying a configuration of the network, and another scheme for maximally approximating wireless protocols to wireless channels.

[0004] Meanwhile, unlike voice service, the data service is provided on the resource determined according to the data amount to be transmitted and channel condition. Accordingly, the wireless communication system, especially cellular communication, is provided with a scheduler manages transmission resource allocation in consideration of the required resource amount, channel condition, data amount, etc. This is the fact in the LTE system as the next generation mobile communication system, and the scheduler located at the base station manages the transmission resource allocation.

[0005] Recent studies are focused on the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) for improving data rate with the adaptation of several new techniques to legacy LTE system and functionality enhancement of legacy terminal with the improved terminal operations. UE information procedure is one of the operation improvements. In the UE Information procedure includes RLF report, RACH report, MDT report, etc.

[0006] US2009/0257353 A1 discloses a method of network management by assistance from a terminal using control-plane signaling between the terminal and the network,

Disclosure of Invention



[0007] The present invention is defined by the independent claims.

Brief Description of Drawings



[0008] 

FIG. 1 is a diagram illustrating a protocol stack of the LTE system.

FIG. 2 is a drawing illustrating the UE Information procedure.

FIG. 3 is a diagram for explaining embodiment 1.

FIG. 4 is a drawing illustrating the UE operation according to embodiment 1.

FIG. 5 is a drawing for explaining the embodiment 2.

FIG. 6 is a drawing illustrating the UE operation according to embodiment 2.

FIG. 7 is a drawing illustrating embodiment 3.

FIG. 8 is a diagram for explaining the embodiment 4.

FIG. 9 is a flowchart for explaining the embodiment 5.

FIG. 10 is a drawing for explaining the embodiment 6.

FIG. 11 is a drawing for explaining the UE operation of generating rlf-report and reporting the rlf-report when the random access has failed in a certain serving cell.

FIG. 12 is a drawing for explaining IDC.

FIG. 13 shows an operation of triggering Measurement Report (MR) when RSRQ of affected subframe of a serving cell becomes equal to or less than a predetermined threshold due to IDC.

FIG. 14 is drawing illustrating the operation of reporting measurement result of base cell of non-serving frequency.

FIG. 15 is a drawing illustrating the operation of reporting state change only for eNB-indicated frequencies (RRM interested frequencies).

FIG. 16 is a block diagram illustrating a configuration of the UE.

FIG. 17 is a drawing illustrating the UE operation of generating and reporting rlf-report when the random access has failed in a certain serving cell.


Mode for the Invention



[0009] The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for transmitting UE-acquired information to the eNB efficiently. The present invention proposes a UE operation capable of reducing handover failure probability especially when the handover is required in the middle of the UE information procedure for RLF report, RACH report, and MDT report to the eNB and useful information capable of being transmitted in a UE Information message.

[0010] FIG. 1 is a diagram illustrating a protocol stack of the LTE system. As shown in FIG. 1, the protocol stack of the LTE system includes Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) 205 and 240, Radio Link Control (RLC) 210 and 235, Medium Access Control (MAC) 215 and 230, and Physical (PHY) 220 and 225. The PDCP 205 and 240 is responsible for IP header compression/decompression, ciphering, and Integrity Protection, and the RRC 210 and 235 is responsible for reconstructing the PDCP Protocol Data Unit (PDU) into appropriate size. The MAC 215 and 230 is responsible for establishing connection to a plurality of RLC entities so as to multiplex the RLC PDUs into MAC PDUs and demultiplex the MAC PDUs into RLC PDUs. The PHY 220 and 225 performs channel coding on the MAC PDU and modulates the MAC PDU into OFDM symbols to transmit over radio channel or performs demodulating and channel-decoding on the received OFDM symbols and delivers the decoded data to the higher layer. From the viewpoint of transmission, the data input to a protocol entity is referred to as Service Data Unit (SDU) and the data output from the protocol entity is referred to as Protocol Data Unit (PDU).

[0011] Among the RRC messages, the UE Information Request and UE Information response messages associated with the UE Information procedure are used for reporting the information acquired by the UE to an eNB. FIG. 2 is a drawing illustrating the UE Information procedure. The UE Information procedure is performed with the UE Information Request and UE Information Response messages. The eNB 205 requests the UE 200 for required information by transmitting the UE Information Request message. The eNB receives an indicator indicating that the UE has the related information before transmitting the UE Information Request message to the UE. The eNB determines whether to transmit the UE Information request message based on the indicator. The UE Information Request message may be used to request for three types of information reports, i.e. RLF report, RACH report, and MDT report. The RFL report is of logging the information collected at the most recent RLF time and reporting that information to the eNB afterward. The collected information for RLF report may be transmitted for one of MDT purpose and Mobility Robustness Optimization (MRO) purpose. The information includes serving and neighbor cell measurement informations, and cell ID. The RACH report is to report the information on the most recently succeeded random access. This information includes a number of preamble transmission times to succeed the random access and information on whether competition has occurred. The MDT report is to report the MDT measurement information collected in the idle mode to the eNB. This information includes serving and neighbor cell measurement information, cell ID, UE location information, and MDT configuration information. Such informations are deleted after being reported to the eNB and, if the RLF report and MDT report are not made in 48 hours, the UE may discard the corresponding informations. The UE reports the information requested in the UE Information Request message by transmitting the UE Information Response message to the eNB at operation 215.

[0012] The RRC and Non-Access Stratum (NAS) messages are transmitted on Signaling Radio Bearer (SRB) as a type of Radio Bearer (RB). The SRB is classified into three types with priorities. SRB0 has the highest priority and is used for transmitting RRC message using the CCCH logical channel. SRB1 is used for transmitting RRC message suing DCCH logical channel and special case NAS message. SRB2 is used for transmitting NAS message and MDT-purpose RRC message and has the lowest priority. Particularly, the UE Information Response message used in MDT report is classified into SRB2 message. This is because the MDT report is not the information to be transmitted urgently. The RLF report or RACH report may be transmitted along with the MDT report in one UE Information Response message, and the UE Information Response message including the MDT report is classified into SRB2 message regardless of the inclusion of the RLF report or RACH report. The UE Information Response message including no MDT report is classified into SRB1 message.

[0013] In the UE information procedure, a problem occurs when the UE receives the RRC Connection Reconfiguration message including MobilityControlInfo IE before transmitting the UEInformationResponse message to the eNB in response to the UEInformationRequest message. If the MobilityControlInfo IE is included in the RRC Connection Reconfiguration message, this means that the UE is instructed to perform a handover. Accordingly, in order to perform handover successfully, it is preferred to perform handover operation to the target cell immediately after checking the related IE. If the UEInformationResponse message is transmitted to end the UE Information procedure and then perform the handover, there must be some delay. The present invention proposes a UE operation of performing handover immediately without completion of the UE information procedure, and embodiments 1 and 2 relate to this operation. The present invention also proposes a method for transmitting supplementary information facilitating cell area optimization in the RLF report information transmitted in the UE Information Response message, and other embodiments, with the exception of embodiments 1 and 2, relate to this operation.

<Embodiment 1>



[0014] Embodiment 1 provides an example useful for understanding the invention comprising a method of deleting the related information or canceling incomplete UE Information procedure. FIG. 3 is a diagram for explaining embodiment 1. Although FIG. 3 is directed to the operation based on the RLF report, the present invention may be embodied with the RACH report or MDT report. The connection is released at operation 300 and the UE declares RLF. The UE records various informations at the time when the RLF occurs at operation 305. The UE searches again for a suitable cell that can be a serving cell. The suitable cell is the cell capable of providing the UE with normal services, i.e. fulfilling the following conditions.
  • The cell corresponds to the selected PLM or a PLMN in the registered PLMN or equivalent PLMN list
  • Cell not barred
  • Cell satisfying the Cell selection criterion
  • In case of CSG cell, the cell of which CSG ID is in the whitelist of the UE


[0015] If a new suitable cell is found, the UE may camp on to the corresponding cell at operation 315. If necessary, the UE sends the corresponding eNB an RRC Connection Request message to request for transition to the connected mode. Such a procedure is referred to as RRC connection establishment procedure. The eNB sends an RRC Connection Setup message to provide the user with the information necessary for transition to the connected mode at operation 320. The UE sends the eNB an RRC Connection Setup Complete message at operation 325 to notify that the RRC connection establishment procedure has completed successfully. The RRC connection Setup Complete message includes an indicator rlf-infoavailable set to TRUE which indicates that the UE has the RLF report information. In the case that there is the MDT report information, the UE sets an indicator logMeasAvailable to TRUE. The eNB determines whether the rlf-infoavailable is set to TRUE and, if RLF report is required, sets rlf-ReportReq to TRUE and includes the indicator in the UE Information Request message at operation 330. The eNB sends the UE the UE Information Request message including the rlf-ReportReq set to TRIE at operation 335. At this time, the UE Information Request message is configured as SRB1 type. The UE prepares an rlf-Report IE as the RLF report included in the UE Information Response message at operation 340. The UE receives the RRC Connection Reconfiguration message including MobilityControlInfo IE from the eNB at operation 345. The MobilityControlInfo IE includes HO COMMAND instructing to perform handover. If the UEInformationResponse message is transmitted to complete the UE Information procedure and then start the handover procedure, delay occurs. For successful handover, accurate timing is very important. Accordingly, the delayed handover causes reduction of success probability. In order to overcome the problem, the UE deletes rlf-Report information or cancels the incomplete UE Information procedure at operation 350. If the rlf-Report information is deleted, this means that the UE Information procedure has completed, although it is not true. Accordingly, although it operates in connected mode within another cell, the indicator indicating that the RLF report information is available is not included in the RRC Connection Setup Complete message. It is another method to cancel the incomplete UE Information procedure. Since the rlf-Report is kept by the UE continuously, if it enters the connected mode in another cell, the related indicator is included in the RRC Connection Setup Complete message to be transmitted to the eNB. If the UE attempts random access to the target eNB and succeeds the random access, it sends the RRC Connection Reconfiguration Complete message to notify of the handover completion.

[0016] FIG. 4 is a drawing illustrating the UE operation according to embodiment 1. The UE determines whether a UE Information Request message is received from the eNB at operation 400. The UE Information Request message may include rlf-ReportReq requesting for RLF report, rach-ReportReq requesting for RACH report, and logMeasReportReq requesting for MDT report. If the UE Information Request message including an IE requesting for a specific report, the UE prepares a UE Information Response message at operation 405. Before transmitting the UE Information Response message, the UE determines whether a RRC Connection Configuration message instructing to perform handover is received at operation 410. If the RRC Connection Configuration message is received, the UE deletes the related report information or cancels the ongoing UE Information procedure at operation 415. The UE sends the target eNB an RRC Connection Reconfiguration message to notify of the completion of the handover at operation 420. If the RRC Connection Configuration is not received, the UE transmits the UE Information Response message normally at operation 425.

<Embodiment 2>



[0017] Embodiment 2 provides an example useful for understanding the invention comprising a method for making it possible to perform a handover at the right time by changing the SRB type for the UE Information Response message according to a certain condition. As described above, if the MDT report is included in the UE Information Response message, the SRB type for the message is determined as SRB2 and, otherwise, SRB 1. In addition to this condition, if a handover command is received, the UE configures the SRB type as SRB2 to facilitate the handover operation.

[0018] FIG. 5 is a drawing for explaining the embodiment 2. Operations 500 to 545 are identical with operations 300 to 345 of FIG. 3. If the RRC Connection Reconfiguration message including MobilityControlInfo IE is received from the eNB at operation 345, this means to instruct to perform handover. The UE changes the SRB type of the UE Information Response message to be transmitted to SRB2 at operation 550. If the UE Information Request message includes MDT report request, this means that the UE Information Response message has been configured to be transmitted on SRB2. In the present invention, even when the handover execution is instructed by the RRC Connection Reconfiguration message, the UE configures the UE Information Response message as SRB2 type message. If the random access attempted to the target eNB succeeds, the UE an RRC Connection Reconfiguration Complete message to notify of the completion of handover at operation 355.

[0019] FIG. 6 is a drawing illustrating the UE operation according to embodiment 2. The UE determines whether a UE Information Request message is received from the eNB at operation 600. The UE Information Request message may include rlf-ReportReq requesting for RLF report, rach-ReportReq requesting for RACH report, and logMeasReportReq requesting for MDT report. If the UE Information Request message including an IE requesting for a specific report, the UE prepares a UE Information Response message at operation 605. The UE determines whether an RRC Connection Configuration message instructing to perform handover is received before transmitting the UE Information Response message at operation 610. If the message is received, the UE determines whether to include the logMeasReport IE as MDT report information in the UE Information Response message at operation 615. If it is determined to include the IE, this means that the corresponding UE Information Response message is SRB2 type according to the conventional technology. If the logMeasReport IE is included, the UE sends the target eNB the RRC Connection Reconfiguration message to notify of the handover completion at operation 620. Since the SRB type of the UE Information Response message including logMeasReport IE is SRB2 of which priority is lower than that of the SRB 2 as the SRB type of the RRC Connection Reconfiguration message, the RRC Connection Reconfiguration message may be transmitted with priority. If the logMeasReport IE is not included, the SRB type of the UE Information Response message is set to SRB2 at operation 625. The UE sends the target eNB the RRC Connection Reconfiguration message to notify of the handover completion instead of the UE Information Response message according to the priority of SRB type at operation 630.

[0020] <Embodiment 3>, <Embodiment 4>, <Embodiment 5>, and <Embodiment 6> provide the methods of including RLF occurrence time information in the RLF report. For cell area optimization, the RLF occurrence time information is very useful. This is because the traffic concentration degree varies depending on the time information in the RLF report. Accordingly, the present invention proposes a method of acquiring the information on the time when the RLF occurs to log the time information for use in the RLF report.

<Embodiment 3>



[0021] Embodiment 3 provides an example useful for understanding the invention comprising a method of providing absolute time through the RRCConnectionReconfiguration and LoggedMeasurmentConfiguration and logging, at the UE, starting a timer (or counter) to log the RLF occurrence time. If RLF occurs after a predetermined time has elapsed, the UE calculates the RLF occurrence time using the absolute time and the timer value and records the calculation result. The UE at which the RLF has occurred sends the UE the configuration information associated with the counter, and the UE may report the error range of the RLF time as well as the location information. The absolute time and counter configuration information is provided in a single RRCConnectionReconfiguration or LoggedMeasurementConfiguration, or the absolute time is provided in plural RRCConnectionReconfiguration or LoggedMeasurementConfiguration messages, the most recent absolute time being maintained and counter restarts in newly provided unit.

[0022] FIG. 7 is a drawing illustrating embodiment 3. The eNB transmits the RRCConnectionReconfiguration message including the absolute time and counter unit at operation 700. The eNB transmits the LoggedMeasurementConfiguration message including the absolute time and counter unit to the UE at operation 705. The UE applies the new absolute time and counter unit to restart the counter. The eNB transmits the RRCConnectionReconfiguration message for transferring HO command which includes the absolute time and counter unit to the UE at operation 710. The UE restarts the counter by applying the absolute time and counter unit. RLF occurs at operation 715. The UE stops the counter. The UE saves the most recent absolute time and counter unit and counter value at operation 720. The UE searches for a new suitable cell at operation 725. The UE transmits the RRCConnectionRequest message to the new eNB to communicate with the corresponding cell at operation 730. The new eNB transmits RRCConnectionSetup message at operation 735. The UE transmits RRCConnectionSetupComplete message with the indication of existence of the information related to RLF at operation 740. The eNB requests for the RLF stored in the UE using the UEInformationRequest message at operation 745. The UE reports the store information using UEInformationResponse message at operation 750. The new eNB transmits the corresponding information to the eNB at which the RLF has occurred at operation 755.

<Embodiment 4>



[0023] In embodiment 4, which is an example useful for understanding the invention, the counter starts when RLF occurs, the counter value is reported in the RLF report after reconnection. The eNB calculates the RLF occurrence time using the counter value and RLF report reception time and records the calculation result, and the eNB at which RLF has occurred sends the counter configuration information to the UE in advance. For example, the information includes counter unit and, the UE reports the unit value along with the counter value in RLF report.

[0024] FIG. 8 is a diagram for explaining the embodiment 4. The eNB sends the UE the RRCConnectionReconfiguration message including a counter unit at operation 800. The eNB sends the UE the LoggedMeasurementConfiguration message including the counter unit at operation 805. The UE stores the new counter unit. The eNB sends the UE the RRCConnectionReconfiguration message for the purpose of transferring HO command at operation 810, the message including the counter unit. The UE stores the new counter unit. RLF occurs at operation 815. The UE starts the counter using the stored counter unit. The UE searches for a new suitable cell at operation 820. In order to communicate with the corresponding cell, the UE sends the new eNB the RRCConnectionRequest message at operation 825. The new eNB sends the RRCConnectionSetup message at operation 830. The UE sends the RRCConnectionSetupComplete message along with the indication notifying of the existence of RLF information at operation 835. The eNB requests for the RLF information stored in the UE using the UEInformationRequest message at operation 840. Upon receipt of the request, the UE stops the counter and reports the counter value using the UEInformationResponse message at operation 845. The eNB calculates the RLF occurrence time using the received information and RLF reception time. The new eNB sends the corresponding information to the eNB at which the RLF has occurred.

<Embodiment 5>



[0025] Embodiment 5 proposes an example useful for understanding the invention comprising a method of recording the RLF occurrence time using the GNSS time. If the GNS time is not available, it is possible to use the UE local time. Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is a satellite navigation system capable of providing the UE with the location and time information. GPS and GLONASS are the systems for the same purpose and, other the present invention is directed to the GNSS, other system may be used for the same purpose. GNSS time guarantees high accuracy and very useful because there is no need of complex time information acquisition procedure as in embodiments 3 and 4.

[0026] FIG. 9 is a flowchart for explaining the embodiment 5. The UE checks whether RLF has occurred at operation 900. The UE checks whether the GNSS module of the UE is activated at operation 905. If the GNS module is activated, the UE acquires the GNSS time from the GNSS module and records the GNSS time. The UE may requests the GNSS module to provide the time information or use the time information received form the GNSS module most recently. Otherwise if the GNSS module is not operating, the UE records the UE local time at operation 915. The information may be reported to the eNB in the form of RLF report.

<Embodiment 6>



[0027] In the embodiment 6, which is an example useful for understanding the invention, the UE starts the timer upon receipt of the GNSS time and, if RLF occurs after elapse of a predetermined time, calculates the RLF occurrence time using the GNSS time and the timer value, the RLF occurrence time being recorded. In the embodiment 5, it is required that the GNSS module is running at the time when the RLF occurs so as to acquire the time information form the GNSS module. In the embodiment 6, if the GNSS module has been activated at least one time before the RLF occurrence such that the GNSS time has been received from the GNSs module, it is possible to acquire the RLF occurrence time using the GNS time.

[0028] FIG. 10 is a drawing for explaining the embodiment 6. The UE checks whether the GNSS module is operating at operation 1000. If the GNSS module is operating, the UE receives GNSS time and starts the timer since then at operation 1005. The UE checks whether the RLF has occurred at operation 1010. If the RLF has occurred, the UE calculates the RLF occurrence time using the previously received GNSS time and the timer value at operation 1015. The UE records the calculated time information at operation 1020. This information is reported to the eNB in the form of RLF report.

<Embodiment 7>



[0029] In addition to the RLF occurrence time information, the information useful for cell area optimization may be included in the rlf-report IE. Embodiment 7 proposes the useful information and UE operation for generating and transmitting rlf-report when random access has failed in a certain serving cell. In the conventional technology, the rlf-Report includes the information collected at the RLF occurrence time. In contrast, the present invention is characterized in that the rlf-report is generated and transmitted even when the random access attempt (or RRC connection establishment attempt) fails as well as when the RLF occurs. When the next RRC connection is established, the UE reports the information on presence/absence of the RLF-report to the eNB. Before the RRC connection is established successfully, the UE may fail connection attempts several times. In this case, there may be several RLF reports. Accordingly, the UE may store all of the reports. In order to reduce signaling overhead, it is possible to reduce the number of RLF reports to be stored or restrict the number of RLF reports to a predetermined value. The eNB may request for the RLF-report through UE Information procedure, and the UE generates rlf-Report to the eNB. If it fails to attempt random access to a certain serving cell (or RRC connection establishment), the UE records the following informations.
  • Indicator for indicating that the RLF report is generated due to the failure of the random access or RRC connection establishment to the serving cell
  • serving cell information
  • PCI (Physical Cell ID), frequency information
  • pathloss-related serving cell measurement information. The corresponding information may include pathloss for use in calculating transmit power of the Random Access Preamble in the random access procedure and channel quality, i.e. RSRP/RSRQ or pathloss, of the corresponding cell when the random access has failed. It is also possible to include the maximum transmit power of the preamble and Power Headroom (PH) information.
  • PCell or SCell random access failure or not: The LTE-A UE is capable of using the technique of transmitting data on multiple carriers, i.e. Carrier Aggregation (CA) and, in this case, random access may be attempted in the PCell and SCell. At this time, it is notified that which random access has failed.
  • Neighbor cell measurement information
  • reestablishmentCellId: ID of the cell to which reestablishment has been attempted after connection failure. It is introduced for the purpose of Mobility Robust Optimization (MRO) and used for checking the reason for handover failure.
  • timeConnFailure: Time elapsed from the last HO attempt to the connection failure. It is introduced for the purpose of MRO and used for checking the reason for handover failure.
  • previousPCellId : ID of the source PCell which has performed the last handover. It indicates the source PCell which has transmitted RRC Connection Reconfiguration message including IE MobilityControlInfo.
  • Access Failure Type: It is used for indicating access failure reason. The access failure reasons may include random access problem, T300 timer expiry, etc. If the random access procedure fails after an allowed number of the preamble retransmissions, the UE regards as there is a random access problem. The T300 timer starts when the UE transmits the RRC connection request message and, if an RRC connection setup or RRC connection reject message is not received from the eNB until the T300 timer expires, the UE regards as the corresponding RRC connection establishment has failed. It is also possible to inform that the allowed number of retransmissions has been reached before the expiry of T300.
  • RLF report creation time: It indicates the time when the random access (RRC Connection Establishment) attempt has failed in the serving cell. The corresponding time may be calculated in various ways including the methods proposed in embodiments 5 and 6.
  • UE location at the time when RLF report is created


[0030] FIG. 11 is a drawing for explaining the UE operation of generating rlf-report and reporting the rlf-report when the random access has failed in a certain serving cell. FIG. 11 is directed to a scenario in which the UE which has failed random access to an SCell succeeds reestablishment and connects to the SCell again.

[0031] The UE performs random access procedure in the SCell at operation 1100. The serving cells belonging to the same Time Alignment Group (TAG) has the same uplink timing synchronization and it is not necessary that the uplink timing of the SCell matches that of the PCell. If uplink cell exists, there must be the downlink corresponding there to in the SCell. In order to control the uplink timing synchronization, a PDCCH order indicating random access is sent to the UE using PDCCH of the SCell downlink. Since the cross scheduling is possible in the LTE-A, if the PDCCH order having the Carrier Indicator Field (CIF) indicating uplink SCell is received, the UE attempts random access in the corresponding uplink cell. If the random access procedure is not completed even when a predetermined allowed preamble retransmission times is reached, the UE regards as the random access procedure has failed. At this time, the UE IE rlf-Report and includes the aforementioned information in the corresponding IE.
  • Indicator informing that the RLF report is generated due to the failure of random access attempt or RRC connection establishment attempt in the serving cell
  • serving cell information
  • PCI (Physical Cell ID), frequency information
  • pathloss-related serving cell measurement information. The corresponding information includes the pathloss value for use in calculating transmit power of the Random Access Preamble in the random access procedure and channel quality, i.e. RSRP/RSRQ or pathloss, of the corresponding cell. The Power Headroom (PH) information also may be included.
  • PCell or SCell random access failure or not: The LTE-A UE is capable of using the technique of transmitting data on multiple carriers, i.e. Carrier Aggregation (CA) and, in this case, random access may be attempted in the PCell and SCell. At this time, it is notified that which random access has failed.
  • neighbor cell measurement information, etc.


[0032] The UE initializes the RRC connection reestablishment procedure at operation 1105. Typically, if random access failure occurs, this means that there is a problem in the cell to which the random access has been attempted and thus it is preferred for the UE to search for another suitable cell. In the RRC connection reestablishment procedure, the UE searches for the cell fulfilling a predetermined threshold value of the channel condition and, at this time, there is a probability of reselecting the cell to which the random access has been attempted. The present invention proposes a method of selecting the suitable cell among the cells with the exception of the cell to which the random access has been attempted.

[0033] If a suitable cell is found at operation 1110, the UE receives the system information of the corresponding cell.

[0034] The UE performs random access procedure to the cell and transmits an RRC CONNECTION REESTABLISHMENT REQUEST message. If the RRC CONNECTION REESTABLISHMENT REQUEST message is transmitted successfully, the UE waits for receiving an RRC CONNECTION REESTABLISHMENT message.

[0035] If the eNB has the UE context information of the UE, it sends the UE the RRC CONNECTION REESTABLISHMENT message to reestablish the RRC connection at operation 1120.

[0036] The UE transmits an RRC CONNECTION REESTABLISHMENT COMPLETE message including an indicator informing that it has the rlf-Report to report at operation 1125. If the RRC CONNECTION REESTABLISHMENT procedure fails, the UE attempts the RRC CONNECTION SETUP procedure. At this time, the indicator informing of the presence/absence of rlf-Report is transmitted to the eNB in the RRC CONNECTION SETUP COMPLETE or RRC CONNECTION RECONFIGURATION COMPLETE message.

[0037] The eNB commands to report the IE rlf-Report using the UE information request message at operation 1130.

[0038] The UE reports the above information to the eNB using the UE information response message at operation 1135.

[0039] Although FIG. 11 is directed to the scenario in which the UE which has failed random access reestablishes connection successfully, it may also be applied to the scenario in which the UE which has failed initial connection establishment reestablishes the connection successfully.

[0040] FIG. 17 is a drawing illustrating the UE operation of embodiment 7. The UE attempts random access at operation 1700. The random access procedure may be performed in PCell or SCell. In the case of SCell, if a PDCCH order of the downlink SCell linked to the corresponding uplink SCell is received, the random access is attempted to acquire synchronization. Since the cross scheduling is possible in the LTE-A, the PDCCH order of the downlink SCell includes a Carrier Indicator Field (CIF) indicating uplink SCell. If the random access fails at operation 1705, the UE records the first information, the second information, and the third information as follows at operation 1710. These informations have been described above already. Additionally, other informations may be includes as described above.

[0041] The first information is the information indicating whether the rlf-report is triggered by the random access failure.

[0042] The second information is the information indicating whether the random access failure has occurred in PCell or SCell.

[0043] The third information is the information for determining the UE's uplink channel state at the time when the random access has failed.

[0044] The UE stores the RLF report at operation 1715. The UEs searches for a suitable cell and, if the RRC connection setup or RRC connection reestablishment message is received successfully in correspondence to the RRC connection request or RRC connection reestablishment request message, the UE transmits an RRC connection setup complete or RRC connection reestablishment complete message including an indicator that it has the RLF report at operation 1725. The UE waits for receiving the UE Information Request message requesting for the stored RLF report from the eNB at operation 1730. In response to the UE Information Request message, the UE sends the eNB a UE Information Response message including the RLF report at operation 1735.

<Embodiment 8>



[0045] Embodiment 8 relates to an example useful for understanding the invention comprising a method and apparatus for reporting the influence of IDC to the eNB in order to minimize the problem caused by the In-Device Coexistence (IDC). FIG. 12 is a drawing for explaining IDC. IDC is a technology under research for minimizing the interference between communication modules embodied in a device. Recent terminals are provided with various functions for which several communication modules may be included. In addition to the LTE communication module 1200, a GPS module 1205 and a short range communication module 1210 such as Bluetooth and WLAN module. Such modules perform data communication through respectively connected antennas 1215, 1220, and 1225. Although the communication systems operate on different frequency bands, the adjacent bands may cause interference between communication modules operating thereon. This is because it is impossible to separate the signals on the bands ideally. Furthermore, the antennas connected to the respective communication modules are included in one terminal device, they are arranged tightly in distance. Accordingly, the interference between them may be strong relatively. In order to mitigate such interference, it is necessary to control the transmit powers of the communication modules. For example, the short range communication module 1210 such as Bluetooth and WLAN attempts data reception on LTE uplink, the transmission signal of the LTE communication module 1200 may cause interference to the short range communication module. In order to mitigate this interference, it is possible to control the interference amount by restricting the uplink maximum transmit power of the LTE communication module. Also, it is possible to nullify the interference power amount influencing the short range communication module by suspending the operation of the LTE communication module. In contrast, the short range communication module 1210 may interfere the reception signal of the LTE communication module 1200 on the LTE downlink. This embodiment proposes a method for reporting the influence of the short range communication module on the LTE downlink to the eNB. Such a report may be used efficiently to minimize the influence of the short range communication module in such a way that the eNB controls the downlink scheduling.

[0046] In this embodiment, new LTE measurement for IDC control is defined as follows.
  • If the RSRQ of the affected subframe of the serving cell on the serving frequency becomes equal to or less than a predetermined threshold due to the IDC, the Measurement Report (MR) is triggered. In the MR, the measurement results at the affected subframe and non-effected subframe are reported distinctively.
  • Although the RSRQ of the affected subframe of the best cell on the non-serving frequency becomes equal to or less than the threshold due to the in-device interference, MR is not triggered. If MR is triggered for another reason, the measurement result in the best cell of the no-serving frequency is reported for distinct affected subframe and non-affected subframe. Also, it includes the information indicating that the result is affected by in-device interference.
  • The UE reports the state change on a frequency (RRM interested frequencies) indicated by the eNB. If the frequency state changes from the usable state to the unusable state or vice versa due to the IDC, the UE sends the eNB a predetermined control message. This control message may include the following informations. Here, the RRM interested frequencies are the frequencies for which the UE is interested in the inter-frequency handover. For example, the frequencies affected by IDC are almost predetermined. That is, this is the case between the WLAN and Bluetooth frequencies and LTE band. Accordingly, it is meaningless to report the state change of other frequencies.
  • Absolute Radio Frequency Channel Number (ARFCN) value of the state-changed frequency. ARFCN is defined as the value indicating the carrier frequency and specified in the 3GPP LTE TS36.101.
  • measurement result on the above frequency
  • indicator indicating whether there is any problem caused by IDC


[0047] FIGs. 13, 14, and 15 are drawings for explaining the above-defined measurement operation.

[0048] FIG. 13 shows the Measurement Report (MR) is triggered when the RSRQ of the affected subframe of the serving cell becomes equal to or less than a predetermined threshold due to the IDC.

[0049] If the UE powers on or the UE capability changes, the UE reports its current UE capability to the NW. The UE capability is relayed to the MME and then delivered to the serving eNB. The UE capability includes the following information.
  • supported LTE frequency band list
  • LTE frequency band related to In-Device module
  • If the UE has the Bluetooth, WLAN, and GNSS modules, it reports a list of the LTE frequency bands that may be affected by interference among the modules.
  • The degree of such interference is determined based on various factors such as frequency distance between LTE band and In-Device band and UE filtering capability between the LTE signal and In-Device signal.


[0050] The eNB or the UE predicts that the current serving frequency of the UE may be affected by IDC at operation 1305. It is impossible to check the influence of the IDC with the convention LTE measurement. In this embodiment, new LTE measurement for reporting the information necessary for predicting the influence of IDC to the eNB is defined. The MR includes the following informations.
  • Layer 3 filtered RSRQ measured at the subframe affected by IDC
  • Percentage of subframe affected by IDC. For example, If 10 of 100 subframes are affected by IDC, this information indicates 10%.
  • The frequency band which is less affected by IDC. This information is useful when the eNB performs scheduling on the frequency on which the eNB is not affected by IDC. This information is useful especially when the UE performs handover to the frequency which is not affected by IDC.
  • List of frequency bands having no problem caused by IDC. This information is used when the UE performs handover to a frequency which is not affected by IDC.
  • The UE requests the eNB for new LTE measurement proposed in this embodiment at operation 1310. Operation 1310 is optional such that the eNB may checks the necessity in advance and request for new LTE measurement. The related RRC message includes the following informations.
  • List of LTE frequency bands on which new LTE measurement is required.


[0051] The eNB configures the newly defined measurement to the UE using the RRC connection reconfiguration message at operation 1315. This message includes the RSRQ threshold for used in triggering MR.

[0052] The UE determines whether the condition for triggering MR is fulfilled at operation 1320. If the layer3 filtered RSRQ value of the affected subframe becomes less than a predetermined threshold value, the MR condition is fulfilled.

[0053] The UE sends the eNB the MR along with the following informations at operation 1325.
  • Layer 3 filtered RSRQ, percentage of subframes affected by IDC, frequency region less affected by IDC, and list of frequency bands having no problem caused by IDC as described at operation 1305.
  • In addition, RSRP or RSRQ on the frequency band having no problem caused by IDC.


[0054] The eNB determines the relative importance of the problem caused by IDC at operation 1330. If the RSRQ is so low that there is no problem, the eNB performs an operation of moving the UE to another frequency.

[0055] FIG. 14 is a drawing illustrating the operation of reporting measurement result of the best cell of the non-serving frequency.

[0056] Operation 1400 is identical with operation 1300.

[0057] The eNB or the UE predicts that the UE's current serving frequency is to be affected by IDC at operation 1405. Measurement is configured to the LTE frequency affected by IDC. Also, it is necessary to configure the measurement to the LTE frequency that may be candidate for inter-frequency handover. This is to avoid handover to the frequency affected by IDC. However, it is preferred to trigger MR for non-serving frequency affected by the influence of the IDC manually to reduce unnecessary signaling overhead. Accordingly, if an MR for non-serving frequency is triggered for other reasons, it is preferred to transmit the IDC-related information too. The MR includes following informations.
  • Option 1
  • Layer 3 filtered RSRQ measured at the subframe affected by IDC
  • Percentage of subframes affected by IDC. For example, 10 of 100 subframes are affected by IDC, the corresponding information indicates 10%.
  • Option 2
  • Indicator indicating whether the non-serving frequency has any problem caused by IDC


[0058] Operation 1410 is identical with operation 1310.

[0059] The eNB sends the UE the RRC Connection Reconfiguration message for configuring new LTE measurement at operation 1415. This message includes the indicator indicating whether to trigger MR according to RSRQ at the subframe affected by IDC. If MR is not triggered by the RSRQ of the subframe affected by IDC, the LTE measurement may be triggered only by the conventional MR trigger condition.

[0060] The MR is triggered according to a predetermined trigger condition at operation 1420.

[0061] The UE sends the eNB the MR including the following informations at operation 1425.
  • Conventional measurement result on the non-serving frequency
  • RSRP or RSRQ in N best cells on the frequency
  • In addition, measurement result related to IDC on the frequency
  • Layer 3 filtered RSRQ measured on sub-frame affected by IDC
  • Percentage of subframes affected by IDC. For example, if 10 of 100 subframes are affected by IDC, the corresponding information indicates 10%.
  • Indicator indicating whether the non-serving frequency has a problem caused by IDC.


[0062] The eNB judges the relative importance of the problem caused by IDC. If the RSRQ value is too low to cause problems, the eNB may perform an operation of moving the UE to another frequency.

[0063] FIG. 15 is a drawing illustrating the operation of reporting state change on the frequencies indicated by the eNB (RRM interested frequencies).

[0064] Operation 1500 is identical with operation 1300.

[0065] The eNB notifies the UE of the frequencies considered important in Radio Resource Management (RRM) using a broadcast or dedicated RRC message. These frequencies are regarded as RRM interested frequencies. Particularly, the frequencies adjacent to the frequency band for use in WLAN and Bluetooth may be classified into the RRM interested frequencies and, in order to use the corresponding frequencies, it is necessary to inspect the influence of the IDC.

[0066] The In-Device module of the UE operates such that some frequencies become inappropriate to use due to the IDC interference at operation 1510. Such frequencies are classified into the unusable frequencies. If the UE operates on the unusable frequency undergoing significant interference, the signals from the neighbor cells as well as the current cell are distorted. In contrast, the usable frequency has no or tiny IDC interference so as to be regarded as the frequency appropriate for LTE communication.

[0067] The UE reports unusable frequencies to the eNB at operation 1515. The related message includes the following informations.
  • Absolute Radio Frequency Channel Number (ARFCN) value of the frequency having change in state. If the frequency is changed from usable to unusable state, the ARFCN indicates unusable frequency and, otherwise from unusable to usable, the ARFCN indicates usable frequency.
  • measurement result of the frequency
  • Indicator indicating whether there is any problem caused by IDC.
  • If the indicator is included, the In-Device module type and operation frequency information is included.


[0068] The eNB performs an appropriate operation excluding the frequency from candidate handover target frequencies at operation 1520.

[0069] The UE's In-Device module stops operation such that the neighbor LTE frequencies are to be used.

[0070] The UE sends the eNB a report to notify that the frequency is became to be sued again at operation 1530.

[0071] The eNB performs an appropriate operation regarding the frequency as the handover target frequency at operation 1535.

[0072] FIG. 16 is a block diagram illustrating a configuration of the UE to which the present invention is applied.

[0073] The UE communicates data with higher layer 1610 and the control message processor 1615 with the control message processor 1615. When transmitting a control signal or data to the eNB, the UE multiplexes the data by means of the multiplexer 1605 and transmits the data by means of the transceiver 1600 under the control of the control unit 1620. When receiving a signal, the UE receives a physical signal by means of the transceiver 1600, demultiplexes the received signal by means of the multiplexer/demultiplexer 1605, and delivers the message information to the higher layer 1610 or the control message processor 1615 under the control of the control unit 1620.


Claims

1. A method of a terminal (200) in a communication system, the method comprising:

detecting a radio link failure, RLF (300, 500);

receiving (210, 335, 400, 535, 600), from the base station (205), a request message; and

transmitting (215, 425, 635), to the base station, a response message in response to the request message, the response message including first time information associated with the RLF, second time information associated with the RLF, a physical cell identity of a primary cell where the RLF is detected, and a carrier frequency of the primary cell,

wherein the first time information associated with the RLF includes time elapsed since the RLF, and

wherein the second time information associated with the RLF includes time elapsed since a last handover initialization until the RLF.


 
2. The method of claim 1, wherein the response message further includes information on a cell in which re-establishment attempt is made after the RLF.
 
3. The method of claim 1, wherein the response message further includes and a cause of the RLF.
 
4. The method of claim 1, further comprising:
transmitting, to the base station, a message including information on availability of the RLF, if the terminal (200) has information on the RLF.
 
5. A method of a base station (205) in a communication system, the method comprising:

transmitting (210, 335, 400, 535, 600), to a terminal (200), a request message; and

receiving (215, 425, 635), from the terminal, a response message in response to the request message, the response message including first time information associated with a radio link failure, RLF, second time information associated with the RLF, a physical cell identity of a primary cell where the RLF is detected, and a carrier frequency of the primary cell,

wherein the first time information associated with the RLF includes time elapsed since the RLF, and

wherein the second time information associated with the RLF includes time elapsed since a last handover initialization until the RLF.


 
6. The method of claim 5, wherein the response message further includes at least one of information on a cell in which re-establishment attempt is made after the RLF, and a cause of the RLF.
 
7. The method of claim 5, further comprising:
receiving, from the terminal, a message including information on availability of the RLF, if the terminal (200) has information on the RLF.
 
8. A terminal in a communication system, the terminal comprising:

a transceiver (1600); and

a controller (1620) coupled to the transceiver and configured to:

detect a radio link failure, RLF (300, 500),

receive, from the base station (205), a request message, and

transmit, to the base station, a response message in response to the request message, the response message including first time information associated with the RLF, second time information associated with the RLF, a physical cell identity of a primary cell where the RLF is detected, and a carrier frequency of the primary cell,

wherein the first time information associated with the RLF includes time elapsed since the RLF, and

wherein the second time information associated with the RLF includes time elapsed since a last handover initialization until the RLF.


 
9. The terminal of claim 8, wherein the response message further includes information on a cell in which re-establishment attempt is made after the RLF.
 
10. The terminal of claim 8, wherein the response message further includes a cause of the RLF.
 
11. The terminal of claim 8, wherein the controller is further configured to:
transmit, to the base station, a message including information on availability of the RLF, if the terminal (200) has information on the RLF.
 
12. A base station in a communication system, the base station comprising:

a transceiver; and

a controller coupled to the transceiver and configured to:

transmit, to a terminal (200), a request message, and

receive, from the terminal, a response message in response to the request message, the response message including first time information associated with a radio link failure, RLF, second time information associated with the RLF, a physical cell identity of a primary cell where the RLF is detected, and a carrier frequency of the primary cell,

wherein the first time information associated with the RLF includes time elapsed since the RLF,

wherein the second time information associated with the RLF includes time elapsed since a last handover initialization until the RLF.


 
13. The base station of claim 12, wherein the response message further includes information on a cell in which re-establishment attempt is made after the RLF.
 
14. The base station of claim 12, wherein the response message further includes a cause of the RLF.
 
15. The base station of claim 12, wherein the controller is configured to:
receive, from the terminal, a message including information on availability of the RLF, if the terminal (200) has information on the RLF.
 


Ansprüche

1. Verfahren eines Endgeräts (200) in einem Kommunikationssystem, wobei das Verfahren umfasst:

Detektieren eines Funkstreckenausfalls (FSA) (300, 500);

Empfangen (210, 335, 400, 535, 600), von der Basisstation (205), einer Anfragemitteilung; und

Übermitteln (215, 425, 635), an die Basisstation, einer Antwortmitteilung in Reaktion auf die Anfragemitteilung, wobei die Antwortmitteilung dem FSA zugeordnete erste Zeitinformationen, dem FSA zugeordnete zweite Zeitinformationen, eine physische Zellidentität einer primären Zelle, in der der FSA detektiert wird, und eine Trägerfrequenz der primären Zelle enthält;

wobei die dem FSA zugeordneten ersten Zeitinformationen die seit dem FSA verstrichene Zeit enthalten, und

wobei die dem FSA zugeordneten zweiten Zeitinformationen die seit der letzten Handover-Initialisierung bis zum FSA verstrichene Zeit enthalten.


 
2. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Antwortmitteilung ferner Informationen über eine Zelle enthält, in der nach dem FSA ein Wiedereinrichtungsversuch unternommen wird.
 
3. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, wobei die Antwortmitteilung ferner eine Ursache für den FSA enthält.
 
4. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1, ferner umfassend:
Übermitteln, an die Basisstation, einer Mitteilung, enthaltend Informationen über die Verfügbarkeit des FSA, wenn das Endgerät (200) Informationen über den FSA hat.
 
5. Verfahren einer Basisstation (205) in einem Kommunikationssystem, wobei das Verfahren umfasst:

Übermitteln (210, 335, 400, 535, 600), an ein Endgerät (200), einer Anfragemitteilung; und

Empfangen (215, 425, 635), vom Endgerät, einer Antwortmitteilung in Reaktion auf die Anfragemitteilung, wobei die Antwortmitteilung einem Funkstreckenausfall, FSA, zugeordnete erste Zeitinformationen, dem FSA zugeordnete zweite Zeitinformationen, eine physische Zellidentität einer primären Zelle, in der der FSA detektiert wird, und eine Trägerfrequenz der primären Zelle enthält;

wobei die dem FSA zugeordneten ersten Zeitinformationen die seit dem FSA verstrichene Zeit enthalten, und

wobei die dem FSA zugeordneten zweiten Zeitinformationen die seit der letzten Handover-Initialisierung bis zum FSA verstrichene Zeit enthalten.


 
6. Verfahren nach Anspruch 5, wobei die Antwortmitteilung ferner mindestens eines von Informationen über eine Zelle, in der nach dem FSA ein Wiedereinrichtungsversuch unternommen wird, und einer Ursache des FSA enthält.
 
7. Verfahren nach Anspruch 5, ferner umfassend:
Empfangen, vom Endgerät, einer Mitteilung, enthaltend Informationen über die Verfügbarkeit des FSA, wenn das Endgerät (200) Informationen über den FSA hat.
 
8. Endgerät in einem Kommunikationssystem, wobei das Endgerät umfasst: einen Transceiver (1600); und
eine mit dem Transceiver gekoppelte Steuerung (1620), die konfiguriert ist, um: einen Funkstreckenausfall, RLF, zu detektieren (300, 500), von der Basisstation (205) eine Anfragemitteilung zu empfangen und, an die Basisstation, eine Antwortmitteilung in Reaktion auf die Anfragemitteilung zu übermitteln, wobei die Antwortmitteilung dem FSA zugeordnete erste Zeitinformationen, dem FSA zugeordnete zweite Zeitinformationen, eine physische Zellidentität einer primären Zelle, in der der FSA detektiert wurde, und eine Trägerfrequenz der primären Zelle enthält, wobei die dem FAS zugeordneten ersten Zeitinformationen die seit dem FSA verstrichene Zeit enthalten, und
wobei die dem FSA zugeordneten zweiten Zeitinformationen die seit der letzten Handover-Initialisierung bis zum FSA verstrichene Zeit enthalten.
 
9. Endgerät nach Anspruch 8, wobei die Antwortmitteilung ferner Informationen über eine Zelle enthält, in der nach dem FSA ein Wiedereinrichtungsversuch unternommen wird.
 
10. Endgerät nach Anspruch 8, wobei die Antwortmitteilung ferner eine Ursache für den FSA enthält.
 
11. Endgerät nach Anspruch 8, wobei die Steuerung ferner konfiguriert ist, um: an die Basisstation eine Mitteilung zu übermitteln, enthaltend Informationen über die Verfügbarkeit des FSA, wenn das Endgerät (200) Informationen über den FSA hat.
 
12. Basisstation in einem Kommunikationssystem, wobei die Basisstation umfasst: einen Transceiver; und
eine mit dem Transceiver gekoppelte Steuerung, die konfiguriert ist, um: an ein Endgerät (200) eine Anfragemitteilung zu übermitteln, vom Endgerät, eine Antwortmitteilung in Reaktion auf die Anfragemitteilung zu empfangen, wobei die Antwortmitteilung einem Funkstreckenausfall, FSA, zugeordnete erste Zeitinformationen, dem FSA zugeordnete zweite Zeitinformationen, eine physische Zellidentität einer primären Zelle, in der der FSA detektiert wird, und eine Trägerfrequenz der primären Zelle enthält,
wobei die dem FSA zugeordneten ersten Zeitinformationen die seit dem FSA verstrichene Zeit enthalten,
wobei die dem FSA zugeordneten zweiten Zeitinformationen die seit der letzten Handover-Initialisierung bis zum FSA verstrichene Zeit enthalten.
 
13. Basisstation nach Anspruch 12, wobei die Antwortmitteilung ferner Informationen über eine Zelle enthält, in der nach dem FSA ein Wiedereinrichtungsversuch unternommen wird.
 
14. Basisstation nach Anspruch 12, wobei die Antwortmitteilung ferner eine Ursache für den FSA enthält.
 
15. Basisstation nach Anspruch 12, wobei die Steuerung ferner konfiguriert ist, um: vom Endgerät eine Mitteilung zu empfangen, enthaltend Informationen über die Verfügbarkeit des FSA, wenn das Endgerät (200) Informationen über den FSA hat.
 


Revendications

1. Procédé de terminal (200) dans un système de communication, ledit procédé comprenant :

la détection d'une défaillance de liaison radio (RLF) (300, 500) ;

la réception (210, 335, 400, 535, 600), en provenance de la station de base (205), d'un message de demande ; et

la transmission (215, 425, 635), à la station de base, d'un message de réponse en réponse au message de demande, le message de réponse comprenant les premières informations temporelles associées à la RLF, les secondes informations temporelles associées à la RLF, une identité de cellule physique d'un cellule primaire où la RLF est détectée et une fréquence de porteuse de la cellule primaire,

lesdites premières informations temporelles associées à la RLF comprenant le temps écoulé depuis la RLF, et

lesdites secondes informations temporelles associées à la RLF comprenant le temps écoulé depuis la dernière initialisation de transfert jusqu'à la RLF.


 
2. Procédé selon la revendication 1, ledit message de réponse comprenant en outre des informations sur une cellule dans laquelle une tentative de rétablissement est effectuée après la RLF.
 
3. Procédé selon la revendication 1, ledit message de réponse comprenant en outre une cause de la RLF.
 
4. Procédé selon la revendication 1, comprenant en outre :

la transmission, à la station de base, d'un message comprenant des informations sur la disponibilité de la RLF, si le terminal (200) possède des informations sur la RLF.


 
5. Procédé de station de base (205) dans un système de communication, ledit procédé comprenant :

la transmission (210, 335, 400, 535, 600) à un terminal (200) d'un message de demande ; et

la réception (215, 425, 635), en provenance du terminal, d'un message de réponse en réponse au message de demande, le message de réponse comprenant des premières informations temporelles associées à une défaillance de liaison radio, (RLF), des secondes informations temporelles associées à une RLF, une identité de cellule physique d'une cellule primaire où la RLF est détectée, et une fréquence de porteuse de la cellule primaire,

lesdites premières informations temporelles associées à la RLF comprenant le temps écoulé depuis la RLF, et

lesdites secondes informations temporelles associées à la RLF comprenant le temps écoulé depuis la dernière initialisation de transfert jusqu'à la RLF.


 
6. Procédé selon la revendication 5, ledit message de réponse comprenant en outre au moins l'une des informations sur une cellule dans laquelle une tentative de rétablissement est effectuée après la RLF et une cause de la RLF.
 
7. Procédé selon la revendication 5, comprenant en outre :
la réception, en provenance du terminal, d'un message comprenant des informations sur la disponibilité de la RLF, si le terminal (200) possède des informations sur la RLF.
 
8. Terminal dans un système de communication, ledit terminal comprenant : un émetteur-récepteur (1600) ; et
un dispositif de commande (1620) couplé à l'émetteur-récepteur et conçu pour : détecter une défaillance de liaison radio (RLF) (300, 500), recevoir, en provenance de la station de base (205), un message de demande et transmettre, à la station de base, un message de réponse en réponse au message de demande, le message de réponse comprenant les premières informations temporelles associées à la RLF, les secondes informations temporelles associées à la RLF, une identité de cellule physique d'une cellule primaire où la RLF est détectée et une fréquence de porteuse de la cellule primaire, lesdites premières informations temporelles associées à la RLF comprenant le temps écoulé depuis la RLF, et
lesdites secondes informations temporelles associées à la RLF comprenant le temps écoulé depuis la dernière initialisation de transfert jusqu'à la RLF.
 
9. Terminal selon la revendication 8, ledit message de réponse comprenant en outre des informations sur une cellule dans laquelle une tentative de rétablissement est effectuée après la RLF.
 
10. Terminal selon la revendication 8, ledit message de réponse comprenant en outre une cause de la RLF.
 
11. Terminal selon la revendication 8, ledit dispositif de commande étant en outre conçu pour : transmettre, à la station de base, un message comprenant des informations sur la disponibilité de la RLF, si le terminal (200) possède des informations sur la RLF.
 
12. Station de base dans un système de communication, ladite station de base comprenant :

un émetteur-récepteur ; et

un dispositif de commande couplé à l'émetteur-récepteur et conçu pour : transmettre, à un terminal (200), un message de demande et recevoir, du terminal, un message de réponse en réponse au message de demande, le message de réponse comprenant des premières informations temporelles associées à la défaillance de liaison radio (RLF), des secondes informations temporelles associées à la RLF, une identité de cellule physique d'une cellule primaire où la RLF est détectée et une fréquence de porteuse de la cellule primaire,

lesdites premières informations temporelles associées à la RLF comprenant le temps écoulé depuis la RLF,

lesdites secondes informations temporelles associées à la RLF comprenant le temps écoulé depuis la dernière initialisation de transfert jusqu'à la RLF.


 
13. Station de base selon la revendication 12, ledit message de réponse comprenant en outre des informations sur une cellule dans laquelle une tentative de rétablissement est effectuée après la RLF.
 
14. Station de base selon la revendication 12, ledit message de réponse comprenant en outre une cause de la RLF.
 
15. Station de base selon la revendication 12, ledit dispositif de commande étant conçu pour : recevoir en provenance du terminal, un message comprenant des informations sur la disponibilité de la RLF, si le terminal (200) possède des informations sur la RLF.
 




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