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DEVICES, BASE STATIONS, AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING SCHEDULING REQUESTS VIA AN UNDERLAY CONTROL CHANNEL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

United States Patent Application

20180049230
A1
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Wireless communication systems, base stations, and user equipment are disclosed that enable communication of scheduling requests via an underlay control channel that has an energy below a noise level of the spectrum. The scheduling requests may be sent and received at any time, including during downlink and uplink data communication periods of the base station.
Moradi, Hussein (Idaho Falls, ID), Farhang, Behrouz (Salt Lake City, UT)
15/ 670,921
August 7, 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-05-ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.