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1. (WO2014209539) DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION IN TDMA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/209539    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/040152
Publication Date: Thu Jan 01 00:59:59 CET 2015 International Filing Date: Sat May 31 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: H04B 7/26
Applicants: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Inventors: THUBERT, Pascal
VASSEUR, Jean-philippe
WETTERWALD, Patrick
Title: DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION IN TDMA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
Abstract:
Techniques are presented herein for use in a Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) communication system in which devices send transmissions to each other in time slots during a time frame. A plurality of time slots is allocated for a first device to send traffic to a second device. The first device includes in a transmission during at least one of the plurality of time slots an indicator configured to indicate whether a next time slot in the plurality of time slots is used for traffic from the first device to the second device. Thus, the actual usage of a next time slot in a sequence of a plurality of time slots may be dynamically determined by the transmitting device so that the receiving device(s) need not be in the idle listening mode for the next time slot, thereby saving power.