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1. WO2021067623 - PHYSICAL RESOURCE AND TRANSMISSION PARAMETER CONFIGURATION WITHOUT A RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL CONNECTION

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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE) operating in a non-connected state, comprising:

receiving, in the non-connected state, group common downlink control information in one or more group common downlink control channels including a first group common downlink control channel, the one or more group common downlink control channels scheduling a plurality of downlink data channels, each downlink data channel indicating at least a respective configuration of physical resources and transmission parameters usable for grant-free uplink transmission;

determining, in the non-connected state, scheduling information and a group radio network temporary identifier for a first downlink data channel of the plurality of downlink data channels based at least in part on the group common downlink control information received in the first group common downlink control channel;

receiving, in the non-connected state in the first downlink data channel according to the identified scheduling information and the group radio network temporary identifier, a first configuration of physical resources and transmission parameters to be used for a grant-free uplink transmission of one or more of a preamble, control information, or data; and

transmitting, in the non-connected state, the grant-free uplink transmission to a base station based on the first configuration of physical resources and transmission parameters.

2. The method of claim 1, further comprising:

determining one or more selection criteria associated with the respective configurations of physical resources and transmission parameters indicated by the plurality of downlink data channels; and

selecting the first downlink data channel that includes the first configuration of physical resources and transmission parameters based at least in part on the identified one or more selection criteria.

3. The method of claim 2, further comprising receiving an indication of the one or more selection criteria in the group common downlink control information or in an information block different than the group common downlink control information.

4. The method of claim 2, wherein the one or more selection criteria comprise one or more of a reference signal power threshold, a reference signal strength threshold, a reference signal quality threshold, a cell-specific parameter associated with the base station, a buffer status, a power head room, or a quality of service class.

5. The method of claim 1, wherein each downlink data channel of the plurality of downlink data channels is scrambled using a respective group radio network temporary identifier of a plurality of group radio network temporary identifiers, and wherein the plurality of group radio network temporary identifiers are received in the group common downlink control information or in an information block different than the group common downlink control information.

6. The method of claim 1, further comprising receiving, in the group common downlink control information, an indication of a number of the plurality of downlink data channels scheduled by the group common downlink control information.

7. The method of claim 6, further comprising receiving a master information block or a system information block comprising an indication of a number of the one or more group common downlink control channels including the group common downlink control information.

8. The method of claim 1, wherein a number of the plurality of downlink data channels scheduled by the group common downlink control information is implicitly indicated by one or more of a control channel element resource mapping, a demodulation reference signal mapping, or a cyclic redundancy check masking.

9. The method of claim 1, wherein receiving the group common downlink control information comprises:

receiving a first downlink control information subfield of the group common downlink control information and extracting the scheduling information and the group radio network temporary identifier used to scramble the first downlink data channel; and receiving a second downlink control information subfield of the group common downlink control information and extracting scheduling information and a group radio network temporary identifier used to scramble a second downlink data channel of the plurality of downlink data channels.

10. The method of claim 9, wherein the first downlink control information subfield and the second downlink control information subfield of the group common downlink control information are mapped to a first group common downlink control channel and a second group common downlink control channel, respectively, which are multicast in a common search space configured in an initial downlink bandwidth part.

11. The method of claim 9, wherein the first downlink control information subfield and the second downlink control information subfield of the group common downlink control information are aggregated and mapped to a same group common downlink control channel, which is multicast in a common search space configured in an initial downlink bandwidth part.

12. The method of claim 1, wherein:

the plurality of downlink data channels are multiplexed based on a multiplexing scheme comprising one or more of code division multiplexing, frequency division multiplexing, space division multiplexing, or time division multiplexing; and

scheduling information of the group common downlink control information indicates the multiplexing scheme.

13. The method of claim 1, wherein two configurations of physical resources and transmission parameters are associated with one or more of different transport block sizes, different demodulation reference signal resource configurations, different time and frequency resource allocations, different modulation and coding schemes, different frequency hopping schemes, different slot aggregation schemes, different repetition schemes, different waveforms, different hybrid automatic repeat request parameters, different power control parameters, different sharing patterns of preamble occasions and sequences between two-step and four-step random access procedures, different patterns and periodicities for an association of synchronization signal blocks (SSB) with preamble occasions and sequences, different length of random access response windows, different control resource sets or search spaces for random access response messages, or different bandwidth part configurations.

14. The method of claim 1, wherein the first configuration of physical resources comprises one or more of a semi-persistent configuration, a default configuration, or a fallback configuration, usable by UEs in non-connected state and connected state.

15. A method for wireless communication at a base station, comprising: determining a plurality of configurations of physical resources and transmission parameters usable by a plurality of user equipment (UEs), while operating in a non-connected state, for grant-free uplink transmission to the base station;

transmitting, in one or more group common downlink control channels, group common downlink control information including at least scheduling information and a group radio network temporary identifier for each of a plurality of downlink data channels;

scrambling each of the plurality of downlink data channels with a respective group radio network temporary identifier; and

multicasting, in each downlink data channel of the plurality of downlink data channels, a configuration of physical resources and transmission parameters of the plurality of configurations for a subset of the plurality of UEs according to the scheduling information transmitted in the one or more group common downlink control channels; and multiplexing each downlink data channel with other downlink data channels of the plurality of downlink data channels scheduled by the one or more group common downlink control channels based on a multiplexing scheme comprising one or more of code division multiplexing, frequency division multiplexing, space division multiplexing, or time division multiplexing, wherein scheduling information for the plurality of downlink data channels indicates the multiplexing scheme.

16. The method of claim 15, further comprising transmitting one or more selection criteria associated with the plurality of configurations, the one or more selection criteria being for the plurality of UEs to use to select from the plurality of configurations.

17. The method of claim 16, wherein the one or more selection criteria or the plurality of group radio network temporary identifiers used to scramble the plurality of downlink data channels are transmitted together with the group common downlink control information.

18. The method of claim 16, wherein the one or more selection criteria are transmitted in an information block separately from the group common downlink control information.

19. The method of claim 16, wherein the one or more selection criteria comprise one or more of a reference signal power threshold, or a reference signal strength threshold, or a reference signal quality threshold, or a cell-specific parameter associated with the base station, or a buffer status, or a power head room, or a quality of service class.

20. The method of claim 16, wherein transmitting the one or more selection criteria comprises broadcasting the one or more selection criteria for the plurality of UEs in non-connected state and connected state.

21. The method of claim 15, further comprising transmitting, in the group common downlink control information, a master information block or a system information block comprising an indication of a number of the plurality of downlink data channels scheduled by the group common downlink control information.

22. The method of claim 15, wherein a number of the plurality of downlink data channels scheduled by the group common downlink control information is indicated implicitly by one or more of a control channel element resource mapping, or a demodulation reference signal mapping, or a cyclic redundancy check masking.

23. The method of claim 15, wherein transmitting the group common downlink control information comprises:

transmitting a first group common downlink control channel for a first group of UEs of the plurality of UEs, the first group common downlink control channel comprising scheduling information and a group radio network temporary identifier for a first downlink data channel of the plurality of downlink data channels; and

transmitting a second group common downlink control channel for a second group of UEs of the plurality of UEs the second group common downlink control channel comprising scheduling information and a group radio network temporary identifier for a second downlink data channel of the plurality of downlink data channels.

24. The method of claim 15, wherein the plurality of downlink data channels are scrambled using a respective group radio network temporary identifier of a plurality of group radio network temporary identifiers and are multiplexed based on a multiplexing scheme comprising one or more of code division multiplexing, frequency division multiplexing, space division multiplexing, or time division multiplexing.

25. An apparatus for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE) operating in a non-connected state, comprising:

means for receiving, in the non-connected state, group common downlink control information in one or more group common downlink control channels including a first group common downlink control channel, the one or more group common downlink control channels scheduling a plurality of downlink data channels, each downlink data channel indicating at least a respective configuration of physical resources and transmission parameters usable for grant-free uplink transmission;

means for determining, in the non-connected state, scheduling information and a group radio network temporary identifier for a first downlink data channel of the plurality of downlink data channels based at least in part on the group common downlink control information received in the first group common downlink control channel;

means for receiving, in the non-connected state in the first downlink data channel according to the identified scheduling information and the group radio network temporary identifier, a first configuration of physical resources and transmission parameters to be used for a grant-free uplink transmission of one or more of a preamble, control information, or data; and

means for transmitting, in the non-connected state, the grant-free uplink transmission to a base station based on the first configuration of physical resources and transmission parameters.

26. The apparatus of claim 25, further comprising:

means for determining one or more selection criteria associated with the respective configurations of physical resources and transmission parameters indicated by the plurality of downlink data channels; and

means for selecting the first downlink data channel that includes the first configuration of physical resources and transmission parameters based at least in part on the identified one or more selection criteria.

27. The apparatus of claim 25, wherein each downlink data channel of the plurality of downlink data channels is scrambled using a respective group radio network temporary identifier of a plurality of group radio network temporary identifiers, and wherein the plurality of group radio network temporary identifiers are received in the group common downlink control information or in an information block different than the group common downlink control information.

28. The apparatus of claim 25, further comprising means for receiving, in the group common downlink control information, an indication of a number of the plurality of downlink data channels scheduled by the group common downlink control information.

29. The apparatus of claim 25, wherein a number of the plurality of downlink data channels scheduled by the group common downlink control information is implicitly indicated by one or more of a control channel element resource mapping, a demodulation reference signal mapping, or a cyclic redundancy check masking.

30. An apparatus for wireless communication at a base station, comprising: means for determining a plurality of configurations of physical resources and transmission parameters usable by a plurality of user equipment (UEs), while operating in a non-connected state, for grant-free uplink transmission;

means for transmitting, in one or more group common downlink control channels, group common downlink control information including at least scheduling information a and group radio network temporary identifier for each of a plurality of downlink data channels;

means for scrambling each of the plurality of downlink data channels with a respective group radio network temporary identifier; and

means for multicasting, in each downlink data channel of the plurality of downlink data channels, a configuration of physical resources and transmission parameters of the plurality of configurations for a subset of the plurality of UEs according to the scheduling information transmitted in the one or more group common downlink control channels; and means for multiplexing each downlink data channel with other downlink data channels of the plurality of downlink data channels scheduled by the one or more group common downlink control channels, based on a multiplexing scheme comprising one or more of code division multiplexing, frequency division multiplexing, space division multiplexing, or time division multiplexing, wherein the multiplexing scheme is included in the scheduling information for the plurality of downlink data channels.