(19)
(11)EP 3 684 121 A1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION
published in accordance with Art. 153(4) EPC

(43)Date of publication:
22.07.2020 Bulletin 2020/30

(21)Application number: 18853092.7

(22)Date of filing:  11.09.2018
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04W 72/04  (2009.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/CN2018/105047
(87)International publication number:
WO 2019/047974 (14.03.2019 Gazette  2019/11)
(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
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 11.09.2017 CN 201710814241

(71)Applicant: ZTE Corporation
Shenzhen, Guangdong 518057 (CN)

(72)Inventors:
  • SHI, Jing
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518057 (CN)
  • XIA, Shuqiang
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518057 (CN)
  • ZHANG, Wen
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518057 (CN)
  • HAN, Xianghui
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518057 (CN)
  • REN, Min
    Shenzhen Guangdong 518057 (CN)

(74)Representative: Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB 
Siebertstrasse 3
81675 München
81675 München (DE)

  


(54)METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RESOURCE INDICATION, AND STORAGE MEDIUM


(57) Provided is a method for indicating a resource, including: indicating, in a configured time-frequency resource region, a time-frequency resource of a service with first transmission duration pre-empted by a service with second transmission duration, by physical layer signaling, where the first transmission duration is larger than the second transmission duration. An apparatus for indicating a resource and a storage medium are further disclosed herein.




Description


[0001] The present application claims the priority of Chinese Application No. 201710814241.3, filed in the Chinese Patent Office on September 11, 2017, the entire contents of which are herein incorporated by reference.

TECHNICAL FIELD



[0002] The present disclosure relates to the field of communications, such as relating to a method and apparatus for indicating a resource, and a storage medium.

BACKGROUND



[0003] Currently, Long-Term Evolution (LTE), Long-Term Evolution Advance (LTE-A) of the 4th generation mobile communication technology (4G) and the 5th generation mobile communication technology (5G) are facing increasing demand. In view of the current development trend, in both 4G and 5G systems, features of supporting enhanced mobile broadband, ultra-reliable low-latency transmission, and massive connectivity are being studied. In order to support features of ultra-reliable low-latency transmission, low-latency and ultra-reliable services need to be transmitted in a short transmission time; and at the same time services that is transmitted by part of resources processes in a short transmission time may be pre-empted, during a transmission process of other services with a long transmission time. In the related art, with respect to the problem about how to indicate a resource of a service receiving side with long transmission duration pre-empted by a service with short transmission duration when a communication system transmits services with different transmission duration, no effective solution has been proposed.

SUMMARY



[0004] An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for indicating a resource, and a storage medium, in order to at least solve the problem in the related art about how to indicate a resource of a service receiving side with long transmission duration pre-empted by a service with short transmission duration when a communication system transmits services with different transmission duration.

[0005] According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a method for indicating a resource is provided, the method includes: indicating, in a configured time-frequency resource region, a time-frequency resource of a service with first transmission duration pre-empted by a service with second transmission duration by physical layer signaling, where the first transmission duration is larger than the second transmission duration.

[0006] According to another embodiment of the present disclosure, an apparatus for indicating a resource is further provided, and the apparatus includes: an indication module, which is configured to indicate, in a configured time-frequency resource region, a time-frequency resource of a service with first transmission duration pre-empted by a service with second transmission duration by physical layer signaling, where the first transmission duration is larger than the second transmission duration.

[0007] According to another embodiment of the present disclosure, a storage medium is provided, and the storage medium includes a storage program, where the program when executed performs the above method for indicating a resource.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS



[0008] 

FIG. 1 is a flowchart of a method for indicating a resource according to an embodiment of the present disclosure;

FIG. 2 is a block diagram of an apparatus for indicating a resource according to an embodiment of the present disclosure; and

FIG. 3 is a schematic diagram of two-dimensional resource units of a fixed number according to an embodiment of the present disclosure.


DETAILED DESCRIPTION



[0009] Terms "first" or "second" and the like in the specification and claims of the present disclosure and the above accompany drawings are used for distinguishing similar objects, but are not necessarily used for describing a particular order or a precedence order.

Embodiment 1



[0010] In the present embodiment, a method for indicating a resource is provided. FIG. 1 is a flowchart of the method for indicating a resource, according to an embodiment of the present disclosure.

[0011] As shown in FIG. 1, the flow includes a step 102.

[0012] In step 102, indicating, in a configured time-frequency resource region, a time-frequency resource of a service with first transmission duration pre-empted by a service with second transmission duration by physical layer signaling, where the first transmission duration is larger than the second transmission duration.

[0013] In an embodiment, a determining manner for a time domain granularity and a frequency domain granularity corresponding to the time-frequency resource of the service with the first transmission duration pre-empted by the service with the second transmission duration includes one of the following:

both the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity are indicated by the physical layer signaling or configured by high-layer signaling;

the time domain granularity is determined by indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling, and the frequency domain granularity is determined according to the determined time domain granularity; or

the frequency domain granularity is determined by indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling, and the time domain granularity is determined according to the determined frequency domain granularity.



[0014] Through the present disclosure, since the time-frequency resource of the service with the first transmission duration pre-empted by the service with the second transmission duration may be indicated by the physical layer signaling in the configured time-frequency resource region, where the first transmission duration is larger than the second transmission duration, and where the determining manner for the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity of the time-frequency resource are pre-empted by the service with the second transmission duration includes one of the following: both the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity are indicated by the physical layer signaling or configured by the high-layer signaling; the time domain granularity is determined by indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling, and the frequency domain granularity is determined according to the determined time domain granularity; or the frequency domain granularity is determined by indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling, and the time domain granularity is determined according to the determined frequency domain granularity. Thus, the problem can be solved about indicating a resource of a service receiving side with long transmission duration pre-empted by a service with short transmission duration, and the effect can be achieved on indicating the resource of the service receiving side with long transmission duration pre-empted by the service with short transmission duration.

[0015] The technical solution of the above-mentioned step 102 may also understood as: indicating, in a configured time-frequency resource region, a time-frequency resource of a service with first transmission duration pre-empted by a service with second transmission duration by physical layer signaling, where the first transmission duration is larger than the second transmission duration. a determining manner of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity of the time-frequency resource for indicating a time-frequency resource of a service with first transmission duration pre-empted by a service with second transmission duration includes: one granularity of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity is determined at least by one of the following manners: indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling; the other granularity of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity is determined at least by the following manner: a granularity having been determined by indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling; or a combination of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity is determined by one of the following manners: indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling.

[0016] In an embodiment of the present disclosure, a time domain region in the time-frequency resource region is one or more slots, or one or more orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols, and corresponding subcarrier spacing may be configured at the same time. A frequency domain region is one or more physical resource blanks (RB), or one or more resources blank groups (RBGs).

[0017] In an embodiment of the present disclosure, the service with the first transmission duration is an enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) service, which occupies one slot and includes 14 OFDM symbols; and the service with the second transmission duration is an ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC) service, which occupies two OFDM symbols, but it is not limited thereto.

[0018] Hereinafter, the above technical solution will be illustrated with reference to an embodiment. The time domain granularity is determined at least by one of the following manners: when it is indicated by the physical layer signaling and configured by high-layer signaling, the frequency domain granularity is determined by the determined time domain granularity (that is, the frequency domain granularity is determined according to the determined time domain granularity); and the frequency domain granularity is determined at least by one of the following manners: when it is indicated by the physical layer signaling and configured by the high-layer signaling, the time domain granularity is determined by the determined frequency domain granularity (that is, the frequency domain granularity is determined according to the determined time domain granularity).

[0019] The combination of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity in an embodiment of the present disclosure may be understood as referring to a combination {x, y} of the time domain granularity x and the frequency domain granularity y.

[0020] That is, through the above embodiment, impact on performance of a service with a long transmission time is reduced, and the pre-empted resource is indicated to the receiving side; at the same time, the receiving side may remove error data when receiving and demodulating the service with a long transmission time, so as to avoid massive retransmitted data and accumulation and spread of the error data, and merely to transmit the pre-empted resource.

[0021] In an embodiment, the time domain granularity and/or the frequency domain granularity indicated by the physical layer signaling is an element of a set, where the set is a predefined set or a set notified by high-layer signaling.

[0022] In an embodiment, the set is determined as a set of elements having different values according to at least one of the following:
  • sizes of different time domain regions; in an embodiment, the time domain granularity is x OFDM symbols; when N=1 slot, the value set of x is 1, 2, 4, 7; and when N=2 slots, the value set of x is 2, 4, 7, 14;
  • sizes of different frequency domain regions; in an embodiment, the frequency domain granularity y is a certain proportion of the frequency domain region; when the frequency domain region includes 100 physical resource blocks (physical resource block, PRB), the value set of y includes 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8; and when the frequency domain region includes 20 PRBs, the value set of y includes 1, 1/2; or
  • sizes of different subcarrier spacing (subcarrier spacing, SCS); in an embodiment, the time domain granularity is x OFDM symbols; when the subcarrier spacing SCS=15khz, the value set of x at least includes 1, 2; when SCS=30khz, the value set of x at least includes 2, 4; and when for SCS=60khz, the value set of x at least includes 7.


[0023] In an embodiment, the time domain granularity at least includes one of the following: symbols of a first specified number (one or more symbols), and a first predefined pattern; the frequency domain granularity at least includes one of the following: a bandwidth of a specified proportion, and a second predefined pattern; and in an embodiment of the present disclosure, the time domain granularity may be 1 or 2 or 4 or 7 OFDM symbols, and a predefined pattern may be [4, 4, 4, 2] symbols, and the pattern is not limited thereto.

[0024] The frequency domain granularity may be 1, 1/2, 1/4 or 1/8 time of a frequency domain region bandwidth.

[0025] A frequency domain pattern may be a [1/4, 1/4, 1/4, 1/2] time of the frequency domain region, and the pattern is not limited thereto.

[0026] In an embodiment, the symbols of the first specified number at least include one of the following: 1 orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol, 2 OFDM symbols, 4 OFDM symbols and 7 OFDM symbols.

[0027] In an embodiment, the indicating, in a configured time-frequency resource region, a time-frequency resource of a service with first transmission duration pre-empted by a service with second transmission duration by physical layer signaling includes: values of the time domain granularity being in one to one correspondence with values of the frequency domain granularity.

[0028] In an embodiment, the method further includes:
after the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity are determined in the configured time-frequency resource region, dividing a plurality of resource sub-block regions (or resource sub-blocks) in the time-frequency resource region according to the determined time domain granularity and the determined frequency domain granularity; and indicating the resource sub-blocks (or resource sub-blocks) pre-empted by the service with the second transmission duration by the physical layer signaling. The physical layer signaling in an embodiment of the present disclosure may be embodied by a bitmap, and each bit corresponds to a resource sub-block, to indicate whether it is punctured The time-frequency domain resource pre-empted by the resource sub-blocks is equal to the time domain granularity on the time domain, and is equal to the frequency domain granularity on the frequency domain.

[0029] In an embodiment, the indicating, in the configured time-frequency resource region, the time-frequency resource of the service with the first transmission duration pre-empted by the service with the second transmission duration by the physical layer signaling includes:

in condition that the time domain region of the time-frequency resource region includes a plurality of slots, indicating a slot position of the service with the first transmission duration pre-empted by the service with the second transmission duration, and a position of a pre-empted resource sub-block in a pre-empted slot; where in condition that the frequency domain granularity corresponding to the resource sub-blocks is an entire frequency domain region of the time-frequency resource region, determining the time domain granularity of a pre-empted symbol position in the pre-empted slot according to the number of the pre-empted slots; or

independently determining the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity corresponding to the resource sub-block according to the number of the pre-empted slots.



[0030] In an embodiment, in condition that the frequency domain granularity corresponding to the resource sub-block is an entire frequency domain region of the time-frequency resource region, determining time domain granularity of a pre-empted symbol position in the pre-empted slot according to the number of the pre-empted slots further includes: in condition that the number of punctured slots on the time domain region of the time-frequency resource region is X1 and X2 respectively, the selected time domain granularity is Y1 OFDM symbols and Y2 orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols respectively; and when X1<X2, Y1≤Y2 is satisfied.

[0031] When the number of punctured slots on the time domain region in the time-frequency resource region is one, the selected time domain granularity is one orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol.

[0032] When the number of punctured slots on the time domain region in the time-frequency resource region is two, the selected time domain granularity is two OFDM symbols.

[0033] When the number of punctured slots on the time domain region in the time-frequency resource region is four, the selected time domain granularity is seven OFDM symbols.

[0034] When the number of punctured slots on the time domain region in the time-frequency resource region is eight, the selected time domain granularities is 14 OFDM symbols.

[0035] In an embodiment, the method further includes: indicating a slot position (or slot) of a service with first transmission duration pre-empted by the service with second transmission duration through a bitmap manner; determining the time domain granularity and frequency domain granularity according to the number of the pre-empted slots; or determining at least one of the time domain granularity and frequency domain granularity through the indication of the physical layer signaling; dividing, according to the determined time domain granularity and the determined frequency domain granularity, a plurality of resource sub-blocks in the pre-empted slot; and indicating the pre-empted resource sub-blocks in the pre-empted slot through the bitmap manner.

[0036] In an embodiment, the method further includes: a determining manner in which the time domain granularity is configured or indicated as the subcarrier spacing corresponding to x OFDM symbols is: the same as the subcarrier spacing of the service with the first transmission duration; or configuring the subcarrier spacing corresponding to x OFDM symbols at the same time of configuring or indicating x OFDM symbols, where the x is a positive integer.

[0037] In an embodiment, the time domain region in the time-frequency resource region is configured as N slots by the high-layer signaling, where a value range of the N is determined at least according to one of the following determining manners:

determining different value ranges of the N respectively according to a low frequency communication scenario and a high frequency communication scenario; in an embodiment of the present disclosure, the low frequency communication scenario or the high frequency communication scenario that is less than 6GHz is referred to as the low frequency communication scenario, and that is greater than 6GHz is referred to as the high frequency communication scenario with the same frequency; or 2GHz or less corresponding to 4G communication is referred to as the low frequency communication scenario, and what is greater than 2GHz, such as 3.5GHz, is referred to as the high frequency communication scenario; but it is not limited thereto;

determining, according to a monitoring period that is C slots, where the monitoring period is configured to monitor the physical layer signaling, and the value of the N is not greater than the C; in an embodiment, N=C, N=C-1 or N=C/2; and

determining, according to processing delay that is k slots, with the value of the N no greater than k; in an embodiment, N=k, N=k-1 or N=k/2; where k is the processing delay of a user equipment (UE) that receives the service with the first transmission duration, or an average k value of a group of UEs in which the UE is located, or a minimum k value of a group of UEs in which the UE is located, or a maximum k value of a group of UEs in which the UE is located.



[0038] A notification indicates the pre-empted slot position, and the pre-empted symbol position in the pre-empted slot, where the time domain granularity of the pre-empted symbol position in the pre-empted slot is determined according to the number of the pre-empted slot positions; that is, in an embodiment of the present disclosure, when the number of the pre-empted slots is small, the time domain granularity of the pre-empted OFDM symbol position indicated in the pre-empted slot is smaller; otherwise, when the number of the pre-empted slots is large, the time domain granularity of the pre-empted OFDM symbol position indicated in the pre-empted slot is larger. That is, the time domain granularity of the pre-empted OFDM symbol position indicated in the pre-empted slot is determined according to the number of the pre-empted slots.

[0039] In an embodiment, in condition that the time domain region in the time-frequency resource region is configured as XI slots and X2 slots respectively, the time domain granularity configured by the high-layer signaling is Y1 OFDM symbols and Y2 OFDM symbols respectively, and when X1<X2, Y1≤Y2 is satisfied.

[0040] From the description of the above embodiment, those skilled in the art can clearly understand that according to the method of the above embodiment, it can be achieved by software with a necessary general hardware platform, and certainly it can also be achieved only by hardware, but the former is a better implementation under many conditions. Based on such understanding, the substance of the technical solution of the present disclosure may be embodied in the form of a software product, and the computer software product is stored in a storage medium (such as a read-only memory (Read-Only Memory, ROM)/a random access memory (random access memory, RAM), a disk, an optical disk, which includes multiple instructions enabling one terminal equipment (which may be a mobile phone, a computer, a server, a network equipment or the like) to execute one or more methods described in the embodiments of the present disclosure.

Embodiment 2



[0041] The present embodiment further provides an apparatus for indicating a resource, and the apparatus is configured to implement the above embodiment, and what has been illustrated will not be repeated redundantly. As used hereinafter, the term "module" may implement a combination of software and/or hardware with a predetermined function. Although the apparatuses described in the following embodiment is preferably implemented by software, the implementation of hardware or a combination of software and hardware is also possible and conceivable.

[0042] FIG. 2 is a block diagram of an apparatus for indicating a resource according to an embodiment of the present disclosure. As shown in FIG. 2, the apparatus includes: an indication module 20, which is configured to indicate, in a configured time-frequency resource region, a time-frequency resource of a service with first transmission duration pre-empted by a service with second transmission duration by physical layer signaling, where the first transmission duration is larger than the second transmission duration.

[0043] In an embodiment, a determining manner for a time domain granularity and a frequency domain granularity corresponding to the time-frequency resource of the service with the first transmission duration pre-empted by the service with the second transmission duration at least includes one of the following: both the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity are indicated by the physical layer signaling or configured by high-layer signaling; the time domain granularity is determined by indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling, and the frequency domain granularity is determined according to the determined time domain granularity; or the frequency domain granularity is determined by indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling, and the time domain granularity is determined according to the determined frequency domain granularity.

[0044] Through the present disclosure, since the time-frequency resource of the service with the first transmission duration pre-empted by the service with the second transmission duration may be indicated by the physical layer signaling in the configured time-frequency resource region, where the first transmission duration is larger than the second transmission duration, and where a determining manner of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity includes: one granularity of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity is determined at least by one of the following manners: indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling; the other granularity of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity is determined at least by the following manner: a granularity having been determined by indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling; or a combination of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity is determined by one of the following manners: indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling. Thus, the problem can be solved about indicating a resource of a service receiving side with long transmission duration pre-empted by a service with short transmission duration, and the effect can be achieved on indicating the resource of the service receiving side with long transmission duration pre-empted by the service with short transmission duration.

[0045] In an embodiment of the present disclosure, the time domain region in the time-frequency resource region is one or more slots, or one or more OFDM symbols, and corresponding subcarrier spacing may be configured at the same time. The frequency domain region is one or more physical resource blanks (RB), or one or more resources blank groups (RBG).

[0046] In an embodiment of the present disclosure, the service with the first transmission duration is an eMBB service, which occupies one slot and includes 14 OFDM symbols; and the service with the second transmission duration is a URLLC service, which occupies two OFDM symbols, but it is not limited thereto.

[0047] In an embodiment of the present disclosure, the time domain granularity and/or the frequency domain granularity indicated by the physical layer signaling is an element in a set, where the set is a predefined set or a set notified by high-layer signaling.

[0048] In an embodiment of the present disclosure, the set is determined as a set having different values of elements according to at least one of the following:

sizes of different time domain regions; in an embodiment, the time domain granularity is x OFDM symbols; when N=1 slot, the value set of x is 1, 2, 4, 7; and when N=2 slots, the value set of x is 2, 4, 7, 14;

sizes of different frequency domain regions; in an embodiment, the frequency domain granularity y is a certain proportion of the frequency domain region; when the frequency domain region includes 100 PRBs, the value set of y includes 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8; and when the frequency domain region includes 20 PRBs, the value set of y includes 1, 1/2; or

sizes of different subcarrier spacing; in an embodiment, the time domain granularity is x OFDM symbols; when the subcarrier spacing SCS=15khz, the value set of x at least includes 1, 2; when SCS=30khz, the value set of x at least includes 2, 4; and when SCS=60khz, the value set of x at least includes 7.



[0049] In an embodiment, the time domain granularity at least includes one of the following: symbols of a first specified number (one or more symbols), and a first predefined pattern; and the frequency domain granularity at least includes one of the following: a bandwidth of a specified proportion, and a second predefined pattern; and in an embodiment of the present disclosure, the time domain granularity may be 1 or 2 or 4 or 7 OFDM symbols, and a predefined pattern may be [4, 4, 4, 2] symbols, and the pattern is not limited thereto.

[0050] The frequency domain granularity may be 1 or 1/2 or 1/4 or 1/8 time of a frequency domain region bandwidth.

[0051] A frequency domain pattern may be a [1/4, 1/4, 1/4, 1/2] time of the frequency domain region, and the pattern is not limited thereto.

[0052] In an embodiment of the present disclosure, the symbols of the first specified number at least include one of the following: one orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol, two OFDM symbols, four OFDM symbols and seven OFDM symbols.

[0053] In an embodiment of the disclosure, the indicating, in a configured time-frequency resource region, a time-frequency resource of a service with first transmission duration pre-empted by a service with second transmission duration by the physical layer signaling includes: values of the time domain granularity being in one to one correspondence with values of the frequency domain granularity.

[0054] In an embodiment of the disclosure, after the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity are determined in the configured time-frequency resource region, a plurality of resource sub-block regions (or resource sub-blocks) in the time resource region are divided according to the determined time domain granularity and the determined frequency domain granularity; and the resource sub-block regions (or resource sub-blocks) pre-empted by the service with the second transmission duration are indicated by the physical layer signaling through a bitmap manner (that is, the physical layer signaling in the embodiment of the present disclosure may be represented by a bitmap); and in the embodiment of the present disclosure, the time-frequency domain resource pre-empted by the resource sub-blocks is equal to the time domain granularity on the time domain, and is equal to the frequency domain granularity on the frequency domain.

[0055] In an embodiment of the present disclosure, a slot position of the service with the first transmission duration pre-empted by the service with the second transmission duration, and a position of pre-empted resource sub-blocks in a pre-empted slot are indicated, when the time domain region in the time-frequency resource region includes a plurality of slots; where when the frequency domain granularity corresponding to the resource sub-blocks is an entire frequency domain region in the time-frequency resource region, the time domain granularity of the pre-empted symbol position in the pre-empted slot is determined according to the number of the pre-empted slots; or the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity corresponding to the resource sub-blocks are independently determined according to the number of the pre-empted slots.

[0056] In an embodiment of the present disclosure, in condition that the frequency domain granularity corresponding to the resource sub-blocks is an entire frequency domain region in the time-frequency resource region, the time domain granularity of the pre-empted symbol position in the pre-empted slot is determined according to the number of the pre-empted slots includes: in condition that the number of punctured slots on the time domain region in the time-frequency resource region is X1 and X2 respectively, the selected time domain granularity is Y1 OFDM symbols and Y2 orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols respectively; and when X1<X2, Y1≤Y2 is satisfied.

[0057] When the number of punctured slots on the time domain region in the time-frequency resource region is one, the selected time domain granularity is one OFDM symbol.

[0058] When the number of punctured slots on the time domain region in the time-frequency resource region is two, the selected time domain granularity is two OFDM symbols.

[0059] When the number of punctured slots on the time domain region in the time-frequency resource region is four, the selected time domain granularity is seven OFDM symbols.

[0060] When the number of punctured slots on the time domain region in the time-frequency resource region is eight, the selected time domain granularities is 14 OFDM symbols.

[0061] In an embodiment of the present disclosure, an indication module is further configured to indicate the slot position (or slot) of the service with the first transmission duration pre-empted by the service with second transmission duration through a bitmap manner; to determine the time domain granularity and frequency domain granularity , according to the number of the pre-empted slots; or to determine at least one of the time domain granularity and frequency domain granularity through the indication of the physical layer signaling; to divide, according to the determined time domain granularity and the determined frequency domain granularity, a plurality of resource sub-blocks in the pre-empted slot; and to indicate the pre-empted resource sub-blocks in the pre-empted slot through the bitmap manner.

[0062] In an embodiment of the present disclosure, a determining manner in which the time domain granularity is configured or indicated as the subcarrier spacing corresponding to x OFDM symbols is: the same as the subcarrier spacing of the service with the first transmission duration; or configuring the subcarrier spacing corresponding to x OFDM symbols at the same time of configuring or indicating x OFDM symbols, where the x is a positive integer.

[0063] In an embodiment of the present disclosure, the time domain region in the time-frequency resource region is configured as N slots by the high-layer signaling, where a value range of the N is determined at least according to one of the following determining manners:

determining different value ranges of the N respectively according to a low frequency communication scenario and a high frequency communication scenario;

determining, according to a monitoring period that is C slots, where the monitoring period is configured to monitor the physical layer signaling, and the value of the N is not greater than the C; in an embodiment, N=C, N=C-1, or N=C/2; and

determining, according to processing delay that is k slots, with the value of the N no greater than k; in an embodiment, N=k, N=k-1, or N=k/2; where k is the processing delay of a UE that receives the service with the first transmission duration, or an average k value of a group of UEs in which the UE is located, or a minimum k value of a group of UEs in which the UE is located, or a maximum k value of a group of UEs in which the UE is located.



[0064] The notification indicates the pre-empted slot position, and the pre-empted symbol position in the pre-empted slot, where the time domain granularity of the pre-empted symbol position in the pre-empted slot is determined according to the number of the pre-empted slot positions; that is, in an embodiment of the present disclosure, when the number of the pre-empted slots is small, the time domain granularity of the pre-empted OFDM symbol position indicated in the pre-empted slot is smaller; otherwise, when the number of the pre-empted slots is large, the time domain granularity of the pre-empted OFDM symbol position indicated in the pre-empted slot is larger. That is, the time domain granularity of the pre-empted OFDM symbol position indicated in the pre-empted slot is determined according to the number of the pre-empted slots.

[0065] In an embodiment, when the time domain region in the time-frequency resource region is configured as XI slots and X2 slots respectively, the time domain granularity configured by the high-layer signaling is Y1 OFDM symbols and Y2 OFDM symbols respectively, and when X1<X2, Y1≤Y2 is satisfied.

[0066] The above one or more modules may be implemented by software or hardware; for the latter, it can be implemented by the following manner, but is not limited hereto: the above modules are located in a same processor; or the above one or more modules is respectively located in different processors in any combination.

Embodiment 3



[0067] Hereinafter, the above resource indication flow is illustrated combined with the embodiments, but is not used to limit the technical solution of the embodiments of the present disclosure.

Instance 1



[0068] A base station transmits a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) 1 to a terminal A, and a transmission duration of the PDSCH1 is T1 (corresponding to the first transmission duration of the above embodiment). In the present embodiment, T1 is one slot, which is taken as an example, and includes 14 OFDM symbols, but it is not limited thereto. T1 may also be other time units. In the PDSCH1 transmission, the base station further transmits PDSCH2 to a terminal B, and a transmission time of the PDSCH2 is T2 (corresponding to the second transmission duration of the above embodiment); T2<T1 or T2≤T1. In the present embodiment, T2 is OFDM or an OFDM symbol group, which is taken as an example, and it is not limited thereto. T2 may also be other time units. Some or all of resources used by the PDSCH2 are pre-empted from the PDSCH1, that is, the PDSCH1 is punctured and transmitted. In a next slot, the base station notifies the terminal A of puncturing indication, that is, the PDSCH2 pre-empts resource indication. A puncturing indication manner includes at least one of the following:
Example one: merely a time domain resource is indicated.

[0069] For example, the OFDM symbol is an indication granularity, and the numbers of punctured time domain symbols and positions are indicated as 1, 2, ..., L, where L is the number of OFDM symbols included in the slot. In the present example, L=14. At this time, a bitmap manner of 14 bits is used to indicate a position of a punctured symbol. That is, the present example only takes the OFDM symbol as an example; it may be other time units, such as a symbol group. In condition that the symbol group includes 2 OFDM symbols, a bitmap of 7 bits may be used. In condition that the symbol group includes 3 or 4 symbols and 14 symbols are divided as a 4-3-4-3 symbol group, a bitmap of 4 bits may be used. In condition that the symbol group includes 2 or 3 symbols and the 14 symbols are divided as a 3-2-2-2-2-3 symbol group, a bitmap of 6 bits may be used. The rest are similar and will not be repeated redundantly.

[0070] For another example, the OFDM symbol is the indication granularity, and the numbers of punctured time domain symbols and positions are indicated as 1, 2, ..., L, where 0<N<L, and L is the number of OFDM symbols included in the slot. For example, when L=14 and N=4, at this time a total state number is indicated as =14+91+364+1001=1470; when the number of puncturing symbols is greater than 4, punctured resources are considered too many at this time, all are indicated to be punctured, and 1 state indication is required at this time. That is, the number of bits is indicated as =11 bits. That is, the present example merely takes the OFDM symbol as an example, it may be other time units, such as the symbol group. In condition that the symbol group includes 2 OFDM symbols, and the number of punctured symbol groups is indicated as 1, 2, ... N symbols and positions, where 0<N<L, and L is the number of OFDM symbols included in the slot. For example, when L=7 and N=2, at this time a total state number is indicated as =7+21=28; when the number of the puncturing symbols is greater than 2, the punctured resources are considered too many at this time, all are indicated to be punctured, and 1 state indication is required at this time, that is, the number of bits is indicated as =5 bits. The rest are similar and will not be repeated redundantly.

[0071] Example two: the time domain resource and a frequency domain resource are indicated respectively.

[0072] For example, the time domain is indicated as the same method shown in Example 1. The frequency domain resource is indicated as: equal spacing proportional coefficient indication or unequal spacing proportional coefficient indication. The equal spacing proportional coefficient indication incudes: 1 bit is used to indicate punctured 50% and 100% of the frequency domain resource; or 2 bits are used to indicate punctured 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of the frequency domain resource; or 2 bits are used to indicate punctured 20%, 40%, 60% and 80% of the frequency domain resource. The unequal spacing proportional coefficient indication includes: 1 bit is used to indicate punctured 30% and 100% of the frequency domain resource; or 2 bits are used to indicate 10%, 30%, 50% and 100% of the frequency domain resource.

[0073] Example three: the time domain resource and the frequency domain resource are indicated jointly.

[0074] A punctured two-dimensional resource unit U is indicated by a bitmap manner of fixed bit overhead, where one of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity is obtained by pre-definition or configuration, and the other granularity of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity are implicitly obtained combined with the two-dimensional resource unit U.

[0075] It is assumed that a time domain granularity T is an OFDM symbol or an OFDM symbol group, and a frequency domain granularity F is an RBG or RBG group. The two-dimensional resource unit is defined as U time-frequency resource blocks (for example: an OFDM symbol, which is abbreviated as OS)*RBG, a unit of the time domain is OS, and a unit of the frequency domain is RBG). For example, U=8 (OS*RBG) is defined, the time domain granularity T may be configured as one of 1, 2 and 4 OFDM symbols, and the frequency domain granularity F=U/T is one of 8, 4 and 2 RBGs at this time. The puncturing indication is always 14 bits, indicating that a punctured/pre-empted resource is one or more of U1 to U14. As shown in FIG. 3, the time domain range is indicated as 1 slot including 14 OFDM symbols, and the frequency domain range is indicated as 8 RBGs; when the time domain granularity T is 1, 2, 4 OSs, and the frequency domain granularity F is 8, 4, 2 RBGs, a punctured/pre-empted number and position in a total of 14 two-dimensional resource units is always indicated by a bitmap of 14 bits. In an embodiment, when the time domain range cannot exactly divide the time domain granularity, two types of time domain granularity are allowed to exist simultaneously, but the number of two-dimensional resource units remains the same; or when the frequency domain range cannot exactly divide the frequency domain granularity, two types of frequency domain granularity are allowed to exist simultaneously, but the number of two-dimensional resource units remains the same.

[0076] Example four: the time domain resource and the frequency domain resource are jointly indicated. The punctured time-frequency resource region is indicated by a compressed state manner, where the time domain granularity in the time-frequency resource region is obtained by being indication or predefinition or configuration by downlink control information (DCI), and the frequency domain granularity is implicitly determined by the time domain granularity.

[0077] It is assumed that a time domain granularity T is an OFDM symbol or an OFDM symbol group, and a frequency domain granularity F is an RBG or RBG group. The two-dimensional resource unit is defined as U OS*RBGs. For example, U=8 (OS*RBG) is defined, the time domain granularity T may be configured as one of 1, 2 and 4 OFDM symbols, and the frequency domain granularity F=U/T is one of 8, 4 and 2 RBGs at this time. The puncturing indication is merely used for the case that the number of puncturing units is no more than P. For example, when P=4, it is always divided into Q=14 puncturing units as shown in FIG. 3, which are numbered as 1-14 or 0-13; at this time a total state number is indicated as =14+91+364+1001=1470. When the number of puncturing units is greater than 4, the punctured resources are considered too many at this time, all are indicated to be punctured, and 1 state indication is required at this time, that is, the number of bits is indicated as =11 bits.

[0078] Through a method for indicating a resource described in the present embodiment, the resource indication adapted to a same time domain granularity and different time domain granularities may be implemented in the case of fixed indicating overhead, so that punctured data transmission may obtain a position of a puncturing resource, so as to avoid massive retransmitted data and accumulation and spread of the error data, only to transmit the pre-empted resource, and to improve the spectrum efficiency of a system.

Instance 2



[0079] A base station transmits PDSCH1 to a terminal A, and a transmission time of the PDSCH1 is T1. In the present embodiment, T1 is N slots, which is taken as an example, and the N is a positive integer. Where one slot includes 14 OFDM symbols, and it is not limited thereto. T1 may also be other time units. In the PDSCH1 transmission, the base station further transmits PDSCH2 to a terminal B, and a transmission time of the PDSCH2 is T2; T2<T1 or T2≤T1. In the present embodiment, T2 is OFDM or an OFDM symbol group, which is taken as an example, and it is not limited thereto. T2 may also be other time units. Some or all of resources used by the PDSCH2 are pre-empted from the PDSCH1, that is, the PDSCH1 is punctured and transmitted. The base station notifies the terminal A of puncturing indication in a slot corresponding to a pre-configured monitoring period, including but not limited to a PDSCH2 pre-empted resource; the indicated time domain resource region is N slots and a pre-configured frequency domain range, the indicated time domain granularity is x OFDM symbols, and the indicated frequency domain granularity is y RBs. A puncturing indication manner includes at least one of the following:
Example one: merely the time domain resource is indicated.

[0080] For example, when N=1 slot is configured, x=1 OFDM symbol is used as an indication granularity.

[0081] The numbers of punctured time domain symbols and positions are indicated as 1, 2, ..., L, where L is the number of OFDM symbols included in the slot. In the present example, L=14. At this time, a bitmap manner of 14 bits is used to indicate a position of the punctured symbol. That is, the present example merely takes the OFDM symbol as an example, it may be other time units, such as a symbol group. In condition that the symbol group includes 2 OFDM symbols, a bitmap of 7 bits may be used. In condition that the symbol group includes 3 or 4 symbols and 14 symbols are divided as a 4-3-4-3 symbol group, a bitmap of 4 bits may be used. In condition that the symbol group includes 2 or 3 symbols and the 14 symbols are divided as a 3-2-2-2-2-3 symbol group, a bitmap of 6 bits may be used. The rest are similar and will not be repeated redundantly.

[0082] For another example, an OFDM symbol is an indication granularity, and the numbers of punctured time domain symbols and positions are indicated as 1, 2, ..., M, where 0<M<L, and L is the number of OFDM symbols included in the slot. For example, when L=14 and M=4, a total state number is indicated as =14+91+364+1001=1470 at this time. When the number of puncturing units is greater than 4, the punctured resources are considered too many at this time, all are indicated to be punctured, and 1 state indication is required at this time, that is, the number of bits is indicated as 11 bits. That is, the present example only takes the OFDM symbol as an example; it may be other time units, such as the symbol group. In condition that the symbol group includes 2 OFDM symbols, the number of punctured symbol groups is indicated as 1, 2, ... M symbols and positions, where 0<M<L, and L is the number of OFDM symbols included in the slot. For example, when L=7 and M=2, a total state number is indicated as =7+21=28 at this time. When the number of puncturing units is greater than 2, the punctured resources are considered too many at this time, all are indicated to be punctured, and 1 state indication is required at this time. That is, the number of bits is indicated as 5 bits. The rest are similar and will not be repeated redundantly.

[0083] Example two: the time domain resource and the frequency domain resource are indicated respectively.

[0084] For example, the time domain is indicated as the same method shown in Example 1. The frequency domain resource is indicated as: equal spacing proportional coefficient indication or unequal spacing proportional coefficient indication. The equal spacing proportional coefficient indication includes: 1 bit is used to indicate punctured 50% and 100% of the frequency domain resource; or 2 bits are used to indicate punctured 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of the frequency domain resource; or 2 bits are used to indicate punctured 20%, 40%, 60% and 80% of the frequency domain resource. The unequal spacing proportional coefficient indication includes: 1 bit is used to indicate punctured 30% and 100% of the frequency domain resource; or 2 bits are used to indicate 10%, 30%, 50% and 100% of the frequency domain resource.

[0085] Example three: the time domain resource and the frequency domain resource are jointly indicated.

[0086] The punctured time-frequency resource region is indicated by a bitmap manner or a state compression manner, where the time domain granularity in the time-frequency resource region is obtained by indication or configuration of DCI, and the frequency domain granularity is obtained by implicit determination or configuration of the time domain granularity.

[0087] It is assumed that the time domain granularity is x OFDM symbols and the frequency domain granularity is y RBs or RBGs. The time-frequency domain region to be indicated includes N slots on the time domain, and bandwidth (BW) on the frequency domain includes Y RBs. Manner one: the time domain granularity is obtained by the indication or the configuration of the DCI, and the frequency domain granularity is implicitly obtained by the time domain granularity. The two-dimensional resource unit is defined as U OS*RBGs. For example, U=8 (OS*RBG) is defined, the time domain granularity x may be configured as one of 1, 2 and 4 OFDM symbols, the frequency domain granularity y=U/x is one of 8, 4 and 2 RBGs at this time, and the puncturing indication is always 14 bits, indicating that the punctured/pre-empted resource is one or more of U1 to U14. As shown in FIG. 3, the time domain range is indicated as N=1 slot including 14 OFDM symbols, and the frequency domain range is indicated as 8RBGs; when the time domain granularity x is 1, 2, 4 OSs, and the frequency domain granularity y is 8, 4, 2RBGs, the punctured/pre-empted number and position in a total of 14 two-dimensional resource units is always indicated by a bitmap (such as 14 bits) of fixed overhead. In an embodiment, when the time domain range cannot exactly divide the time domain granularity, two types of time domain granularity are allowed to exist simultaneously, but the number of two-dimensional resource units remains the same; or when the frequency domain range cannot exactly divide the frequency domain granularity, two types of frequency domain granularity are allowed to exist simultaneously, but the number of two-dimensional resource units remains the same.

[0088] Or, for example, the time domain range is indicated as N=1 slot, including 14 OFDM symbols, the frequency domain range is indicated as 8RBGs, and when the time domain granularity x is 1, 2, 4OSs, the frequency domain granularity y is 8, 4, 2RBGs. Puncturing position state compression indication is that, after Q=14 puncturing units are divided by a certain time domain granularity and frequency domain granularity in the resource region, no more than P=4 punctured/pre-empted numbers and positions in the two-dimensional resource units are indicated by 11 bits, where a determining method of 11 bits is: at this time a total state number is indicated as =14+91+364+1001=1470; when the number of puncturing units is greater than 4, the punctured resources are considered too many at this time, all are indicated to be punctured, and 1 state indication is required at this time, that is, the number of bits is indicated as 11 bits.

[0089] Manner two: the time domain granularity is obtained by the indication or the configuration of the DCI, and the frequency domain granularity is implicitly obtained by the time domain granularity. The time domain granularity x may be configured as one of 1, 2, 4, 7 OFDM symbols or a predefined pattern, at this time the frequency domain granularity y may be configured as one of 100%BW, 50%BW, 25%BW or a predefined pattern, and the puncturing indication is always a fixed number of bits, such as 14 bits, or 16 bits, indicating that the punctured/pre-empted resources are one or more of U1 to U14, or U1 to U16. Moreover, it is satisfied that x and y are in one-to-one correspondence, as some possible combinations shown in Table 1; and at this time indicating overhead is fixed. When BW=8RBGs, part of the combinations are as shown in FIG. 3, where a determining manner of the subcarrier spacing corresponding to x includes: (Manner 1) the same as the subcarrier spacing used by the service with the pre-empted resource; for example, when the URLLC service pre-empts eMBB service resource transmission, the subcarrier spacing corresponding to x is the same as subcarrier spacing used by an eMBB service at this time. (Manner 2) When configuring the value of x, the corresponding subcarrier spacing is configured at the same time. For example, at least one of the following values is configured: x=1 and corresponds to SCS=15khz, x=2 and corresponds to SCS=15khz, x=1 and corresponds to SCS=30khz, x=2 and corresponds to SCS=30khz, x=4 and corresponds to SCS=30khz, and x=7 and corresponds to SCS=60khz.
Table 1 Puncturing indication granularity table
Time domain region range (N slots)Indica tion indexTime domain granularity (x OFDM symbols)Frequency domain granularity (y RBs) (a proportion of occupied bandwidth)Indicati ng overhea d (bits)
1 1 1 100%BW 14
1 2 2 50%BW 14
1 3 Predefined Pattern [4, 4, 4, 2] Predefined Pattern [25%, 25%, 25%, 50%]BW 14
1 4 7 Predefined Pattern, including 7 segments of sub-frequency domain regions 14
2 1 2 100%BW 14
2 2 4 50%BW 14
2 3 Predefined Pattern [4, 4, 4, 2, 4, 4, 4, 2] Predefined Pattern [50%, 50%, 50%, 100%, 50%, 50%, 50%, 100%]BW 14
2 4 7 25%BW 16


[0090] The value of N that indicates the time domain range is configured by the high-layer signaling; and the number of included RBs that indicates the frequency domain range BW is configured by the high-layer signaling. First, after the time domain region N slots and the frequency domain range BW are configured by the high-level signaling, puncturing indication information includes time domain granularity x indication (which may also be referred to as index indication) and puncturing position bitmap indication.

[0091] For example, when N is configured as 1 slot, the time domain granularity x indication may be that x is indicated as one of 1, 2, 4 (predefined Pattern), 7 by using 2 bits as shown in Table 2-1; and the puncturing position bitmap indication is the punctured/pre-empted numbers and positions in a total of 14 two-dimensional resource units (which are also referred to as punctured sub-blocks) by 14 bits.

[0092] For another example, when N is configured as 2 slots, the time domain granularity x indication may be that x is indicated as one of 2, 4 (including the predefined pattern), 7 by using 2 bits as shown in Table 2-1; the puncturing position bitmap indication is the punctured/pre-empted numbers and positions in a total of 16 two-dimensional resource units (which are also referred to as punctured sub-blocks) by 16 bits.

[0093] For another example, after the value of N is obtained by configuration of the high-layer signaling, in the case of a certain determined N value, the number of possible combination cases of x and y is determined and indexed with numbers, and the numbers of the punctured sub-blocks corresponding to the combinations are the same. When punctured position information is indicated, an index corresponding to the combination of x and y is indicated, and it is indicated whether one or more sub-blocks divided in the case of a certain combination of x and y are punctured. As shown in Table 2 and Table 3, the indications of N=1 and N=2 use 2 bits to indicate that {x, y} is one of the indexes 0, 1, 2, and 3; and the punctured position indicates whether one or more sub-blocks divided in a certain {x, y} combination are punctured by the bit number of 14 bits. A DCI format corresponding to the puncturing indication is shown as Table 4.
Table 2 Puncturing indication granularity table when N=1
N (the number of slots)Indication indexx (the number of symbols or a symbol pattern)y (the proportion of allocated frequency band on the frequency domain)Overhead (bits)
1 0 1 1 14
1 1 2 1/2 14
1 2 [4, 4, 4, 2] pattern [1/4, 1/4, 1/4, 1/2] pattern 14
1 3 7 [1/8, 1/8, 1/8, 1/8, 1/8, 1/8, 1/4] pattern 14
Table 3 Puncturing indication granularity table when N=2
N (the number of slots)Indication indexx (the number of symbols or a symbol pattern)y (the proportion of allocated frequency band on the frequency domain)Overhead (bits)
2 0 2 1 14
2 1 4 1/2 14
2 2 [4, 4, 4, 2, 4, 4, 4, 2] pattern [1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2,1] pattern 14
2 3 7 [1/4, 1/4, 1/4, 1/2] pattern 14
Table 4 A DCI format for puncturing indication
Bit fieldOverhead (bits)
Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) 16
Indication index (Indication index) (the value of x (the value of x)) 2
Pre-empted sub-blocks indication (Pre-empted sub-blocks indication) 14
Total (Total) 32


[0094] Or, the value of N that indicates the time domain range is configured by the high-layer signaling; and the number of included RBs that indicates the frequency domain range BW is configured by the high-layer signaling. First, after the time domain region N slots and the frequency domain range BW are configured by the high-level signaling, puncturing indication information includes the time domain granularity x indication and the puncturing position state compression indication. For example, when N is configured as 1 slot, the time domain granularity x indication may be that x is indicated as one of 1, 2, 4 (predefined Pattern), 7 by using 2 bits as shown in Table 2-1; the puncturing position state compression indication is that, after Q=14 puncturing units are divided by a certain time domain granularity and frequency domain granularity in the resource region, no more than P=4 punctured/pre-empted numbers and positions in the two-dimensional resource units are indicated by 11 bits, where a determining method of 11 bits is: at this time a total state number is indicated as =14+91+364+1001=1470; when the number of puncturing units is greater than 4, the punctured resources are considered too many at this time, all are indicated to be punctured, and 1 state indication is required at this time, that is, the number of bits is indicated as 11 bits.

[0095] Manner three: the time domain granularity is obtained by configuration, the frequency domain granularity is implicitly obtained by the time domain granularity, or obtained by pre-configuration, or obtained by jointly configuring the time-frequency domain. The time domain granularity x may be configured as one of 1, 2 OFDM symbols, or one of the predefined patterns, and the predefined pattern is as [3, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3] OFDM symbols, [4, 4 4, 2] OFDM symbols, and [4, 3, 4, 3] OFDM symbols; and the frequency domain granularity y may be configured as one of 100%BW, 50%BW, 25%BW or the predefined pattern. Or the time-frequency domain is jointly configured as {x, y}, such as {1, 100%BW}, {2, 50%BW}, {[4, 25%BW], [4, 25%BW], [4, 25%BW], [2, 50%BW]}, {[4, 25%BW], [3, 50%BW], [4, 25%BW], [3, 25%BW]}, etc. Puncturing indicating overhead is the variable number of bits according to different combinations of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity, such as 10 bit, 12 bits, 14 bits, 16 bits, etc., indicating that the punctured/pre-empted resources are one of more of U1 to U10, U1 to U16 or U1 to a certain value.

[0096] The example predefined pattern in the present embodiment is only for reference, is not limited to all the above examples, and may be other predefined patterns (predefined Pattern), which will not be repeated redundantly.

[0097] By a method for indicating a resource described in the present embodiment, the resource indication adapted to a same time domain granularity and different time domain granularities may be implemented in the case of fixed indicating overhead or variable indicating overhead, so that punctured data transmission may obtain a position of a puncturing resource, so as to avoid massive retransmitted data and accumulation and spread of the error data, only to transmit the pre-empted resource, and to improve the spectrum efficiency of a system.

Instance 3



[0098] A base station transmits PDSCH1 to a terminal A, and a transmission time of the PDSCH1 is T1. In the present embodiment, T1 is 1 slot, which is taken as an example, and includes 14 OFDM symbols, and it is not limited thereto. T1 may also be other time units. In the PDSCH1 transmission, the base station further transmits PDSCH2 to a terminal B, and a transmission time of the PDSCH2 is T2; T2<T1 or T2≤T1; and in the present embodiment, T2 is OFDM or an OFDM symbol group, which is taken as an example, and it is not limited thereto. T2 may also be other time units. Some or all of resources used by the PDSCH2 are pre-empted from the PDSCH1, that is, the PDSCH1 is punctured and transmitted. The base station notifies the terminal A of puncturing indication in a slot that satisfies a period C, that is, the PDSCH2 pre-empts resource indication. That is, at this time the puncturing indication is sent once every C slot, and an indication manner to indicate and puncture the punctured/pre-empting resource in indicating N slots each time includes at least one of the following: where N <C and N=C. Example one: merely the time domain resource is indicated. At this time, the frequency domain granularity is equal to the entire configured frequency domain region by default. At this time, the time domain granularity is determined according to the number of the punctured slots; when the number of punctured slots is small, the time domain granularity is small; otherwise, when the number of punctured slots is large, the time domain granularity is large. A notification indicates a position of the punctured slot, and a position of the punctured OFDM symbol in the punctured slot. Overhead is y bits, where the position of the punctured slot is indicated by using y1 bits, and the position of the punctured OFDM symbol in the punctured slot is indicated by using y2 bits; and y=y1+y2. Moreover, when y1 indicates that the number of punctured slots is small, y2 indicates that the time domain granularity of the punctured OFDM symbol position in the punctured slot is smaller; otherwise, when y1 indicates that the number of punctured slots is large, y2 indicates that the time domain granularity of the punctured OFDM symbol position in the punctured slot is larger. That is, the time domain granularity of the punctured OFDM symbol position in the punctured slot is determined according to the number of the punctured slots. An quantitative example is described as follows.

[0099] It is assumed that N=8, and y1=8 bits is used to indicate the position of the punctured slot, and y2=16 bits to indicate the time domain granularity of the position of the punctured OFDM symbol in the punctured slot, as shown in FIG. 5. That is, according to indication results of the first 8 bits, the indication granularity and meaning of the last 16 bits may be determined. A total overhead is y=y1+y2=8+16=24 bits. A corresponding DCI format is shown as Table 6.
Table 5 The puncturing indication granularity and overhead in a corresponding slot for the different numbers of punctured slots
Slot granularity is punctured and indicated Bitmap of 8 bitsThe possible state numberThe punctured time domain granularity, indicating overhead/bits of a symbol (symbol) (group (group)) in the slotValid indication of overhead/bits, and the number of padding bits
1 slot is punctured 8 Symbol,14 14, padding 2
2 slots are punctured 28 2-symbol, 7; or 2/3-symbol, 6 72=14, padding 2
62=12, padding 4
3 slots are punctured 56 4/3-symbol, 4 43=12, padding 4
4 slots are punctured 70 4/3-symbol, 4 44=16
5 slots are punctured 56 7-symbol, 2 25=10, padding 6
6 slots are punctured 28 7-symbol, 2 26=12, padding 4
7 slots are punctured 8 7-symbol, 2 27=14, padding 2
8 slots are punctured 1 7-symbol, 2 28=16
0 slots is punctured 1 Reserved Reserved
Table 6 A DCI format
Bit fieldOverhead (bits)
CRC 16
Pre-empted slots within N slots indication (Pre-empted slots within N slots indication) N (e.g. 4 or 8)
Pre-empted sub-blocks in pre-empted slots indication (Pre-empted sub-blocks in pre-empted slots indication) 16
Total 36 or 40


[0100] Example two: merely the time domain resource is indicated. The notification indicates the position of the punctured slot, and the position of the punctured OFDM symbol in the punctured slot. The overhead is y bits, where the position of the punctured slot is indicated by using y1 bits, and the position of the punctured OFDM symbol in the punctured slot is indicated by using y2 bits; and y=y1+y2. Moreover, when y1 indicates that the number of punctured slots is small, y2 indicates that the time domain granularity of the punctured OFDM symbol position in the punctured slot is smaller; otherwise, when y1 indicates that the number of punctured slots is large, y2 indicates that the time domain granularity of the punctured OFDM symbol position in the punctured slot is larger. That is, the time domain granularity of the punctured OFDM symbol position in the punctured slot is determined according to the number of the punctured slots. An example of quantification is as follows:
It is assumed that N=8, and y1=6 bits is used to indicate the position of the punctured slot and only to indicate 1, 2 punctured slots; and when the number of punctured slots is greater than 2, all are considered to be punctured. y2=14 bits indicates the time domain granularity of the position of the punctured OFDM symbol in the punctured slot, as shown in FIG. 7. That is, according to indication results of the first 8 bits, the indication granularity and meaning of the last 16 bits may be determined. A total overhead is y=y1+y2=8+14=22 bits.
Table 7 The puncturing indication granularity and overhead in a corresponding slot for the different numbers of punctured slots
Slot granularity is punctured and indicated Bitmap of 8 bitsThe possible state numberThe punctured time domain granularity, indicating overhead/bits of a symbol (group) in the slotValid indicating overhead/bits, and the number of padding bits in x shots
1 slot is punctured 8 Symbol,14 14,
2 slots are punctured 28 2-symbol, 7 2/3-symbol, 6 72=14, 62=12, padding 2
More than 2 slots are punctured 1 Reserved Reserved


[0101] Example 3: the time domain resource is indicated simultaneously. At this time, the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity are in one-to-one correspondence, and the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity may be independently determined when different numbers of slots are punctured, and a determining manner is as a manner of N=1 or N=2 in Embodiment 2. The notification indicates the position of the punctured slot, and the position of the punctured OFDM symbol in the punctured slot. The overhead is y bits, where the position of the punctured slot is indicated by using y1 bits, an index of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity used in the punctured slot is indicated by using y2 bits, the position of the punctured two-dimensional time domain unit (punctured sub-block) in the punctured slot is indicated by using y3 bits, and y=y1+y2+y3. Moreover, when y1 indicates that the number of punctured slots is different, y2 indicates that a determining manner of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity in the punctured slot is as shown in Instance 2, and y3 indicates whether one or more sub-blocks are punctured. That is, according to the number of punctured slots and the index indication of the combination of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity, each sub-block division and whether it is punctured are determined. An example of quantification is as follows:
For example: it is assumed that N=8, and y1=8 bits is used to indicate the position of the punctured slot, y2=2 bits to indicate the index of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity in the punctured slot, and y3=16 bits to indicate the time domain granularity of the position of the punctured OFDM symbol in the punctured slot, as shown in FIG. 8. That is, according to results of the number of the punctured slots indicated by the first 8 bits, and the index indication of 2 bits, the indication granularity and meaning of the last 16 bits may be determined. A total overhead is y=y1+y2+y3=8+2+16=26 bits. A corresponding DCI format is shown as Table 9.
Table 8 The puncturing indication granularity and overhead in a corresponding slot for the different numbers of punctured slots
Slot granularit y is puncture d and indicated Bitmap of 8 bitsIndexThe punctured time domain granularity (the number of symbols or symbol Patterns) of a symbol (group) in the slotThe frequency domain granularity (the proportion of occupied frequency band on the frequency domain)Valid indicating overhead/bits, and the number of padding bits
1 slot is puncture d 0 1 1 14, padding 2
1 2 1/2 14, padding 2
2 [4, 4, 4, 2] pattern [1/4, 1/4, 1/4, 1/2] pattern 14, padding 2
3 7 [1/8, 1/8, 1/8, 1/8, 1/8, 1/8, 1/4] pattern 14, padding 2
2 slots are puncture d 0 2 1 14, padding 2
1 [4, 4, 4, 2] pattern [2, 1/2, 1/2, 1/2,1] pattern 14, padding 2
2 7 [1/4, 1/4, 1/4, 1/4] pattern 16, padding 0
3 14 [1/8, 1/8, 1/8, 1/8, 1/8, 1/8, 1/4] pattern 14, padding 2
3 slots are puncture d 0 [4, 4, 4, 2] pattern 1 12, padding 4
1 [4, 4, 2, 2, 2] pattern 1 15, padding 1
2 7 1/2 12, padding 4
3 Reserved Reserved Reserved
4 slots are puncture d 0 [4, 4, 4, 2] pattern 1 16, padding 0
1 7 1/2 16, padding 0
2 14 1/4 16, padding 0
3 28 1/8 16, padding 0
5 slots are puncture d 0 7 1 10, padding 6
1 14 1/2 10, padding 6
2 Reserved Reserved Reserved
3 Reserved Reserved Reserved
6 slots are puncture d 0 7 1 12, padding 4
1 14 1/2 12, padding 4
2 28 1/4 12, padding 4
3 Reserved Reserved Reserved
7 slots are puncture d 0 7 1 14, padding 2
1 14 1/2 14, padding 2
2 Reserved Reserved Reserved
3 Reserved Reserved Reserved
8 slots are puncture d 0 7 1 16, padding 0
1 14 1/2 16, padding 0
2 28 1/4 16, padding 0
3 56 1/8 16, padding 0


[0102] The example predefined pattern in the present embodiment and instance is only for reference, is not limited to all the above examples, and may be other predefined patterns (predefined Pattern), which will not be repeated redundantly.

[0103] Through an embodiment of the present disclosure and a method for indicating a resource described in the embodiment, the resource indication adapted to different time domain granularities may be implemented in the case of fixed indicating overhead, so that punctured data transmission may obtain a position of a puncturing resource, so as to avoid massive retransmitted data and accumulation and spread of the error data, only to transmit the pre-empted resource, and to improve the spectrum efficiency of a system.

Instance 4



[0104] Based on the technical solution provided by any one of the foregoing Instances 1, 2, and 3, a configuration manner of the frequency domain region in the time-frequency resource region includes at least one of the following:
Manner one: configuring as an overlapping area or its subset of a bandwidth part (BWP) of a plurality of UEs in a group where the UE is located (grouping UEs having the same radio network temporary identity (RNTI) as a group of UEs). That is, when BWPs of all the UEs in the group of UEs are completely the same, the frequency domain region configured at this time is the BWP or a subset thereof; and when the BWPs of all the UEs in the group of UEs are not completely the same, the frequency domain region configured at this time is an overlapped part of the BWP of the plurality of UEs or a subset of the part, where the BWP of the UE configures part of bandwidth transmission to the UE in system bandwidth, and it may be the BWP or a plurality of BWPs. In addition, a frequency domain position of a control resource set (Coreset) where control channel carrying puncturing information is located is in the overlapping area or its subset of the BWP of the plurality of UEs.

[0105] Manner two: configuring as a minimum corpus of the BWPs including a plurality of UEs in the group where the UE is located or a set including the minimum corpus. That is, when the BWPs of all the UEs in the group of UEs are completely the same, the frequency domain region configured at this time is the BWP or a set including the same; when the BWPs of all the UEs in the group of UEs are not completely the same, the frequency domain region configured at this time is the minimum corpus of the BWPs including one or more UEs or a set including the minimum corpus, where the BWP of the UE configures part of bandwidth transmission to the UE in system bandwidth, and it may be the BWP or a plurality of BWPs, where the BWP of the UE is configured to transmit bandwidth to part of the UE in a system bandwidth, and may be the BWP or a plurality of BWPs.

[0106] Manner three: configuring as at least partially including the frequency domain resource corresponding to the BWP including a plurality of UEs in the group where the UE is, and at this time at least part of overlapped RB is between the frequency domain region and the BWPs of a plurality of UEs, where the BWPs of the UEs configures part of bandwidth transmission to the UE in system bandwidth, and it may be the BWP or a plurality of BWPs.

[0107] With a resource configuration method of the frequency domain region in Instance four of the present disclosure, it may be implemented that the frequency domain region of the configured punctured area may match with BWP of a group of UEs, thereby avoiding useless large-range frequency domain indication and improving system efficiency.

Embodiment 4



[0108] An embodiment of the present disclosure further provides a storage medium, including a storage program, where the program performs the method of any one of above items when running.

[0109] In the present embodiment, the above storage medium may be configured to store program codes for performing the step S1.

[0110] In step S1, indicating, in a configured time-frequency resource region, a time-frequency resource of a service with first transmission duration pre-empted by a service with second transmission duration by physical layer signaling, where the first transmission duration is greater than the second transmission duration.

[0111] In an embodiment, the indicating, in a configured time-frequency resource region, a time-frequency resource of a service with first transmission duration pre-empted by a service with second transmission duration by the physical layer signaling includes at least one of the following:

indicating the time domain granularity of the service with the first transmission duration pre-empted by the service with the second transmission duration by the physical layer signaling; and

indicating the frequency domain granularity of the service with the first transmission duration pre-empted by the service with the second transmission duration by the physical layer signaling, where a determining manner of a time domain granularity and a frequency domain granularity includes at least one of the following: both the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity are indicated by the physical layer signaling or configured by high-layer signaling; the time domain granularity is determined by indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling, and the frequency domain granularity is determined according to the determined time domain granularity; or the frequency domain granularity is determined by indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling, and the time domain granularity is determined according to the determined frequency domain granularity.



[0112] In the present embodiment, the foregoing storage medium may include, but it is not limited to: any medium that may store program code, such as a USB flash drive, a read-only memory (ROM), a random access memory (RAM), a removable hard disk, a magnetic disk, or an optical disc.

[0113] Please refer to the preceding embodiments and an example described in the embodiment for an example for the present embodiment, and it will not be described herein.

[0114] Obviously, those skilled in the art should understand that each module or each step of the above disclosure may be implemented by a universal computing apparatus, and may focus on a single computing apparatus, or distribute on a website consisting of a plurality of computing apparatus; in an embodiment, they may be implemented by an executable program code of the computing apparatus, such that they may be stored in a storage apparatus; and in some cases, the shown or descripted steps may be performed in an order different from the one herein, or they may be respectively fabricated into one or more integrated circuit modules, or performed by fabricating a plurality of modules or steps into a single integrated circuit module. As such, the present disclosure is not limited to any specific combination of hardware and software.


Claims

1. A method for indicating a resource, comprising:

indicating, in a configured time-frequency resource region, a time-frequency resource of a service with first transmission duration pre-empted by a PDSCH with second transmission duration by physical layer signaling;

wherein the first transmission duration is larger than the second transmission duration.


 
2. The method according to claim 1, wherein a determining manner for a time domain granularity and a frequency domain granularity corresponding to the time-frequency resource of the PDSCH with the first transmission duration pre-empted by the PDSCH with the second transmission duration comprises one of the following:

both the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity are indicated by the physical layer signaling or configured by high-layer signaling;

the time domain granularity is determined by indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling, and the frequency domain granularity is determined according to the determined time domain granularity; or

the frequency domain granularity is determined by indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling, and the time domain granularity is determined according to the determined frequency domain granularity.


 
3. The method according to claim 2, wherein at least one of the following items indicated by the physical layer signaling is an element of a set: the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity; and
wherein the set is a predefined set or a set configured by high-layer signaling.
 
4. The method according to claim 3, wherein the set is determined as a set having different values of elements according to at least one of:

sizes of different time domain regions;

sizes of different frequency domain regions; or

sizes of different subcarrier spacing.


 
5. The method according to claim 2, wherein the time domain granularity at least comprises one of: one or more symbols, or a first predefined pattern; and the frequency domain granularity at least comprises one of: a bandwidth of a specified proportion, or a second predefined pattern.
 
6. The method according to claim 5, wherein the one or more symbols at least comprise one of: one orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol, two OFDM symbols, four OFDM symbols and seven OFDM symbols; wherein the first predefined pattern comprises: [4, 4, 4, 2] symbols;
wherein the bandwidth of the specified proportion comprises one of: one time of the frequency domain region bandwidth, 1/2 time of the frequency domain region bandwidth, 1/4 time of the frequency domain region bandwidth and 1/8 time of the frequency domain region bandwidth; and wherein the second preset pattern comprises: [1/4, 1/4, 1/4, 1/2] time of the frequency domain region.
 
7. The method according to claim 5, wherein the indicating, in the configured time-frequency resource region, the time-frequency resource of the PDSCH with first transmission duration pre-empted by the PDSCH with second transmission duration by the physical layer signaling comprises:
values of the time domain granularity being in one to one correspondence with values of the frequency domain granularity.
 
8. The method according to claim 5, further comprising:

after the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity are determined in the configured time-frequency resource region, dividing a plurality of resource sub-blocks in the time frequency resource region according to the determined time domain granularity and the determined frequency domain granularity; and

wherein the indicating the time-frequency resource of the service with first transmission duration pre-empted by the service with second transmission duration by the physical layer signaling comprises:
indicating the resource sub-blocks of the service with the first transmission duration pre-empted by the service with the second transmission duration by the physical layer signaling.


 
9. The method according to claim 1, wherein the indicating, in the configured time-frequency resource region, the time-frequency resource of the PDSCH with the first transmission duration pre-empted by the PDSCH with the second transmission duration by the physical layer signaling comprises:

in case that a time domain region of the time-frequency resource region comprises a plurality of slots, indicating a slot position of the service of the first transmission duration pre-empted by the service of the second transmission duration, and a position of pre-empted resource sub-blocks in pre-empted slots; and

wherein, in case that a frequency domain granularity corresponding to the resource sub-block is an entire frequency domain region of the time-frequency resource region, determining a time domain granularity of the pre-empted symbol position in the pre-empted slot according to the number of pre-empted slots; or independently determining the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity corresponding to the resource sub-block according to the number of the pre-empted slots.


 
10. The method according to claim 9, wherein in case that the frequency domain granularity corresponding to the resource sub-block is the entire frequency domain region of the time-frequency resource region, determining the time domain granularity of the pre-empted symbol position in the pre-empted slot according to the number of the pre-empted slots comprises:
in case that the number of punctured slots in the time domain region of the time-frequency resource region is X1 and X2 respectively, the selected time domain granularity is Y1 OFDM symbols and Y2 OFDM symbols respectively; and when X1<X2, Y1≤Y2 is satisfied.
 
11. The method according to claim 9, further comprising:

indicating slots of the service with the first transmission duration pre-empted by the service with the second transmission duration through a bitmap manner, determining the time domain granularity and frequency domain granularity according to the number of the pre-empted slots, or determining at least one of the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity through indication of the physical layer signaling; and

dividing a plurality of resource sub-blocks in the pre-empted slots according to the determined time domain granularity and the determined frequency domain granularity, and indicating the pre-empted resource sub-blocks in the pre-empted slots through the bitmap manner.


 
12. The method according to claims 1, 2 or 5, further comprising:
a determining manner in which the time domain granularity is configured or indicated as subcarrier spacing corresponding to x OFDM symbols is:

the same as subcarrier spacing of the service with the first transmission duration; or

configuring the subcarrier spacing corresponding to the x OFDM symbols at the same time of configuring or indicating the x OFDM symbols, wherein x is a positive integer.


 
13. The method according to claim 1, wherein a time domain region of the time-frequency resource region is configured as N slots by high-layer signaling, wherein a value range of the N is determined at least according to one of the following:

determining different value ranges of N respectively according to a low frequency communication scenario and a high frequency communication scenario;

determining the value range of N according to a monitoring period of C slots, wherein the monitoring period is configured to monitor the physical layer signaling, and wherein the value of N is not greater than C; or

determining the value range of N according to a processing delay of k slots, and the value of N is not greater than k; and wherein k is a processing delay of a user equipment (UE) that receives the service with the first transmission duration, or an average k value of a group of UEs in which the UE is located, or a minimum k value of a group of UEs in which the UE is located, or a maximum k value of a group of UEs in which the UE is located, and wherein N, C and k are all positive integers.


 
14. The method according to claim 1, wherein in condition that a time domain region of the time-frequency resource region is configured as XI slots and X2 slots respectively, a time domain granularity configured by high-layer signaling is Y1 OFDM symbols and Y2 OFDM symbols respectively, and when X1<X2, Y1≤Y2 is satisfied.
 
15. A apparatus for indicating a resource, comprising:

an indication module, which is configured to indicate a time-frequency resource of a PDSCH with first transmission duration pre-empted by PDSCH with a second transmission duration by physical layer signaling in a configured time-frequency resource region;

wherein the first transmission duration is larger than the second transmission duration.


 
16. The apparatus according to claim 15, wherein a determining manner for a time domain granularity and a frequency domain granularity corresponding to the time-frequency resource of the PDSCH with the first transmission duration pre-empted by the PDSCH with the second transmission duration comprises one of the following:

both the time domain granularity and the frequency domain granularity are indicated by the physical layer signaling or configured by high-layer signaling;

the time domain granularity is determined by indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling, and the frequency domain granularity is determined according to the determined time domain granularity; or

the frequency domain granularity is determined by indication of the physical layer signaling or configuration of the high-layer signaling, and the time domain granularity is determined according to the determined frequency domain granularity.


 
17. A storage medium, comprising a storage program, wherein the program when executed performs the method of any one of claims 1 to 14.
 




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