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Method and apparatus for performing synchronization in device-to-device network

A method and an apparatus for performing synchronization by a first device in a Device-to-Device (D2D) network are provided. The method includes detecting a synchronization signal from at least one second device during one period, determining a phase adjustment value depending on a number of synchronization signals, which have been detected from the at least one second device during the one period, adjusting a phase value of a first device using the phase adjustment value, and transmitting a synchronization signal if the phase value of the first device reaches a predetermined specific value.

System and method for synchronizing operations among a plurality of independently clocked digital data processing devices

A system is described for maintaining synchrony of operations among a plurality of devices that have independent clocking arrangements. The system includes a task distribution device that distributes tasks to a synchrony group comprising a plurality of devices that are to perform the tasks distributed by the task distribution device in synchrony. The task distribution device distributes each task to the members of the synchrony group over a network. Each task is associated with a time stamp that indicates a time, relative to a clock maintained by the task distribution device, at which the members of the synchrony group are to execute the task. Each member of the synchrony group periodically obtains from the task distribution device an indication of the current time indicated by its clock, determines a time differential between the task distribution device's clock and its respective clock and determines therefrom a time at which, according to its respective clock, the time stamp indicates that it is to execute the task.

Method for optimizing the random access procedures in the cdma cellular networks

The disclosed invention is referred to a method for optimising the random access procedures in third generation CDMA cellular telephony systems. The particular embodiment of the example concerns a TD-SCDMA-TDD synchronous realization. The disclosed procedure includes a preliminary part charged to the network (BSSC, MSC) only for establishing the following associations between the configuration parameters of the involved physical channels: one signature burst (SYNC1) is associated to one forward access channel (P-FACH) only, in order to avoid any, ambiguity in the mobile stations about where to look for the expected acknowledgement from the network; one random access common channel (P-RACH) is associated to one forward access channel (P-FACH) only, in order to reduce collision on the latter (P-RACH); one access grant channel (P / S-CCPCH, AGCH) only is associated to one random access common channel (P-RACH), in order to avoid any ambiguity in the mobile stations about where to look for the expected answer from the network with the indication of the dedicated service channels (DPCH); and each complete associative link binding the involved physical channels is included in the system information and broadcasted into the serving cell to be read by the mobile stations (MS, UE) when entering an actual part of the procedure charged to exchange protocol messages with the network (BSSC, MSC) through said associative links that being signalling at once to the mobile stations the route towards the services offered by the network, simplifying the access procedure consequently. Suitable groupings among: Downlink pilot sequences, Uplink pilot sequences, scrambling codes, basic midambles, are carried out in a cell-discriminating way and broadcasted into the cell to simplify the serving cell selection procedure (<cross-reference target="DRAWINGS">FIG. 1< / cross-reference>).

Vehicle tracking, communication and fleet management system

A vehicle fleet management information system for identification of location and direction of movement of each vehicle in the fleet in real-time and automatic communication directly with management offices to report its location and heading, and status of predetermined events in which the vehicle may be engaged. One example is a cement delivery truck which monitors location, speed and status information such as start pour, pouring, end pour, wash and leave job, and automatically transmits this information with a management office without requiring affirmative action by the vehicle operator.

Compensation of propagation delays of wireless signals

System(s) and method(s) for compensation of propagation delay offsets of wireless signals. Compensation is accomplished through determination of an effective wireless signal propagation delay that accounts for signal path delay and propagation delay over the air. Such determination is based at least in part on statistical analysis of accurate location estimates of reference positions throughout a coverage sector or cell, and location estimates of the reference positions generated through time-of-flight (TOF) measurements of wireless signals. Determination of propagation or signal path delay offset also is attained iteratively based at least in part on reference location estimates and TOF location estimates. High-accuracy location estimates such as those obtained through global navigation satellite systems are employed as reference location estimates. Position of probes or wireless beacons, deployed throughout a sector or cell, also are employed as reference locations. Compensation of propagation delay offset improves accuracy of conventional TOF location estimates and radio network performance.

Tiered contention multiple access (TCMA): a method for priority-based shared channel access

Quality of Service (QoS) support is provided by means of a Tiered Contention Multiple Access (TCMA) distributed medium access protocol that schedules transmission of different types of traffic based on their service quality specifications. In one embodiment, a wireless station is supplied with data from a source having a lower QoS priority QoS(A), such as file transfer data. Another wireless station is supplied with data from a source having a higher QoS priority QoS(B), such as voice and video data. Each wireless station can determine the urgency class of its pending packets according to a scheduling algorithm. For example file transfer data is assigned lower urgency class and voice and video data is assigned higher urgency class. There are several urgency classes which indicate the desired ordering. Pending packets in a given urgency class are transmitted before transmitting packets of a lower urgency class by relying on class-differentiated urgency arbitration times (UATs), which are the idle time intervals required before the random backoff counter is decreased. In another embodiment packets are reclassified in real time with a scheduling algorithm that adjusts the class assigned to packets based on observed performance parameters and according to negotiated QoS-based requirements. Further, for packets assigned the same arbitration time, additional differentiation into more urgency classes is achieved in terms of the contention resolution mechanism employed, thus yielding hybrid packet prioritization methods. An Enhanced DCF Parameter Set is contained in a control packet sent by the AP to the associated stations, which contains class differentiated parameter values necessary to support the TCMA. These parameters can be changed based on different algorithms to support call admission and flow control functions and to meet the requirements of service level agreements.

Propagation delay difference reporting for multiple component carriers

The invention relates to methods for reporting on downlink timings by a mobile terminal in a mobile communication system. In order to allow for an aggregation access point to obtain information on propagation delay differences of downlink transmissions on aggregated serving cells, the invention suggests the mobile terminal to report timing information based on reception time difference information for a the target / reference cell. The mobile terminal performs measurements relating to transmission and / or reception time differences on the target / reference cell, and reports same to the eNodeB. The eNodeB compares the measurement result to a predefined maximum propagation delay time difference. Alternatively, the mobile terminal performs the measurements, compares same to the predefined maximum propagation delay time difference and then report the comparison result to the eNodeB.

Logical channel prioritization procedure for generating multiple uplink transport blocks

The invention relates to methods for scheduling of uplink transmission and generating transport blocks according to multiple received uplink assignments Furthermore, the invention is also related to the implementation of these methods in hardware and software. To propose strategies for generating plural transport blocks within a given time constraint, the invention introduces prioritization of the uplink assignments, so that multiple uplink assignments can be ranked in the mobile terminal in a priority order. The prioritization of the uplink assignments is used to determine the order in which the individual transport blocks corresponding to the uplink assignments are filled, respectively how the data of different logical channels is multiplexed to the transport blocks for transmission in the uplink. Another aspect of the invention is to suggest joint logical channel procedures that operate on virtual transport blocks accumulated from the received uplink assignments. One or more such joint logical channel procedure can be performed in parallel.

Methods and apparatuses for using mobile GPS receivers to synchronize basestations in cellular networks

Methods and apparatuses for synchronizing basestations in a cellular network. One exemplary method performs time synchronization between at least two basestations, a first basestation and a second basestation, of a cellular communication system. In this exemplary method, a first time-of-day and a first geographical location of a first mobile cellular receiver station (MS) are determined from a first satellite positioning system (SPS) receiver which is co-located with the first MS, and the first time-of-day and first location are transmitted by the first MS to a first basestation which determines a time-of-day of the first basestation from the first time-of-day and first location and from a known location of the first basestation. Also in this exemplary method, a second time-of-day and a second geographical location of a second MS are determined from a second SPS receiver which is co-located with the second MS, and the second time-of-day and the second location are transmitted to a second basestation which determines a time-of-day of the second basestation from the second time-of-day and the second location and a known location of the second basestation. Other methods and apparatuses are also described for synchronizing basestations in a cellular network.

Distributed TDMA for wireless mesh network

Systems and methods are provided that facilitate distributed TDMA communication amongst nodes in an ad hoc wireless network without the need for centralized management and control. A wireless communication device includes a MAC layer that is configured to synchronize its local clock from a beacon frame that is sent by another node in the ad hoc network. After synchronizing its clock to the ad hoc network, the device identifies a timeslot for transmission. When the timeslot arrives, the device senses the channel to determine if there is traffic and if there is no traffic, the device reserves the timeslot by transmitting. In this fashion, a plurality of timeslots can be divided amongst the devices in the ad hoc wireless network for optimized collision free communication using distributed TDMA. This distributed TDMA communication can also be applied across multiple channels in a wireless network to significantly increase bandwidth and quality-of-service.
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