Wireless communication is possible using disclosed apparatuses, systems and methods. A base station can communicate with a variety of user equipments (UEs) without allocating spectral resources to the UEs for communicating schedule requests. A base station could recognize a scheduling request from one of the many UEs. The scheduling request may include an RF signal that is which is based upon a spreading sequence. A scheduling request could identify the identity of the requester UE. However it should not contain any other information. The base station could provide spectral resources to the asking UE upon detecting an incoming scheduling request.
Multiple user equipments (UEs), which connect to a base station, can make up an wireless communication network. Different spectral resources could be allocated by the base station different UEs to facilitate uplink and downlink communication. The base station could be able to “know” when it has data to transmit to the user for downlink communication. This may enable the base station to allocate spectral resources efficiently and communicate with low latency. In the case of uplink communication, the UE could have data to transmit before the base station “knows”.
The base station allocates uplink resources to UEs in order to offer “grant-free” and “configured grant” uplink transmissions. It is possible to have low latency for UEs using uplink resources already allotted. However, UEs may not have enough data to transmit, and so scarce spectral resources can be under-utilized. For “grant-based uplink transmissions”, the base station allocates spectral resource for uplink transmissions to UEs as needed. A UE might make a scheduling request (SR) to notify the base station that it wants to transmit information. The base station may respond with an acknowledgement signal, thereby allocating spectral resources for the UE to use for the transmission of data. While grant-based strategies may be more efficient than those without grants, they can delay data transmission due to the time required to ask for and allocate resources.
Wireless communication is possible using the disclosed apparatus. One embodiment, is the base station. A base station can be configured to connect to various users’ equipment (UEs) in some embodiments. Further it is possible for a base station to be set up to communicate with UEs without assigning spectral resources to UEs for communicating scheduling requests. A base station may be set up to recognize a request for scheduling from one of the plurality UEs. A scheduling request could also comprise a spread spectrum signal that is based on a spreading sequence. In various ways the scheduling request can provide an identity to the requester UE but without indicating anything other beyond the identity. A base station may be configured to supply the requesting UE in response to the scheduling request.
Methods are disclosed for wireless communication. One method includes communication with a plurality UEs, without allocating spectral resource to them to communicate scheduling requests. In certain embodiments, a methodincludes detecting a scheduling request from one of the requesting UEs from the multiple UEs. The scheduling request may also include an asymmetric signal that is based on a spreading sequence. The scheduling request may identify the asking UE in various embodiments. A method could include the grant of spectral resource to a requesting UE as a response to the detection of a scheduling demand.
An apparatus, in another embodiment, has a means of communicating with a plurality of UEs without assigning spectral resources to UEs for communicating scheduling requests. An apparatus can include a mechanism to detect a scheduling request from one of the UEs. The scheduling request may also include the spread spectrum signal which is based on a spreading sequence. In various instances the scheduling request can indicate an identityfor the requesting UE, but not provide additional information other that the identity. An apparatus could include a means to grant spectral resources to the seeking UE when it detects an incoming scheduling request.
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