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1. (WO2015115975) METHODS FOR DETECTING INTERFERERS FOR HANDLING INTERFERENCE MITIGATION
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CLAIMS:

1. A method in a user equipment (605), comprising:

acquiring (704) one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters;

acquiring (708) one or more granularity parameters;

determining (712) one or more interfering cells (61 OB) for which a first strength measurement should be determined, the determination of the one or more interfering cells for which a first strength measurement should be determined based at least in part on the one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters;

determining (716) a first strength measurement for each of the determined one or more interfering cells;

ordering (720) the one or more interfering cells based at least in part on the first strength measurement for each of the determined one or more interfering cells and the one or more granularity parameters;

identifying (724) from the ordered one or more interfering cells a first number of interfering cells having the strongest first strength measurements;

determining (728) a second strength measurement for each of the identified first number of interfering cells;

determining (732) one or more cells of the identified first number of interfering cells for which to perform cancellation of interference; and

performing (736) cancellation of interference on the determined one or more cells of the identified first number of interfering cells.

2. The method of Claim 1, wherein:

the first strength measurement is based at least in part on one or more reference symbols commonly available in a cell; and

the second strength measurement is based at least in part on an actual transmitted physical downlink shared channel power of the identified first number of interfering cells.

3. The method of any of Claims 1 and 2, wherein identifying from the ordered one or more interfering cells a first number of cells having the strongest first strength measurement further comprises:

determining a strongest interfering cell of the ordered one or more interfering cells.

4. The method of any of Claims 1-3, wherein determining the first strength measurement for each of the determined one or more interfering cells further comprises: measuring an averaged cell-specific reference signal interference power of each of the determined one or more interfering cells within scheduled bandwidth.

5. The method of any of Claims 1-3, wherein determining the first strength measurement for each of the determined one or more interfering cells and ordering the one or more interfering cells based at least in part on the first strength measurement for each of the determined one or more interfering cells and the one or more granularity parameters further comprises:

estimating a narrowband power of each of the determined one or more interfering cells based at least in part on one or more static reference symbols, the static reference symbols comprising cell-specific reference signals or channel-state-information reference signals; and

ordering the one or more interfering cells based at least in part on the estimated narrowband power of each of the determined one or more interfering cells according to the one or more granularity parameters.

6. The method of any of Claims 1-5, wherein determining one or more cells of the identified first number of interfering cells for which to perform cancellation of interference further comprises:

determining whether interference is present on one or more channels.

7. The method of Claim 6, wherein determining whether interference is present on one or more channels further comprises estimating a covariance matrix for the determined one or more cells of the identified first number of interfering cells.

8. The method of any of Claims 1-7, wherein acquiring one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters further comprises:

receiving information from a network node (610), the information comprising one or more of:

a number of interfering cells (61 OB) for which a wideband power measurement should be performed by the user equipment;

a number of interfering cells for which the user equipment detects the presence of interference on one or more channels; and

a number of interfering cells for which the user equipment performs cancellation of interference.

9. The method of any of Claims 1-7, wherein acquiring one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters further comprises:

autonomously defining, at the user equipment, the one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters, the one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters comprising:

a number of interfering cells (61 OB) for which a wideband power measurement should be performed by the user equipment;

a number of interfering cells for which the user equipment detects the presence of interference on one or more channels; and

a number of interfering cells for which the user equipment performs cancellation of interference.

10. The method of any of Claims 1-9, wherein the one or more granularity parameters are selected from a group including a frequency granularity and a time domain granularity.

11. The method of any of Claims 1-10, wherein acquiring one or more granularity parameters further comprises receiving one or more of the granularity parameters from a network node (610).

12. The method of any of Claims 1-10, wherein acquiring one or more granularity parameters further comprises autonomously determining, by the user equipment, the one or more granularity parameters according to a fixed value.

13. The method of any of Claims 1-10, wherein acquiring one or more granularity parameters further comprises:

applying a successive refinement algorithm; and

determining, by the user equipment, an optimal ordering granularity.

14. A user equipment, comprising:

one or more processors (920) configured to:

acquire (704) one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters;

acquire (708) one or more granularity parameters;

determine (712) one or more interfering cells (61 OB) for which a first strength measurement should be determined, the determination of the one or more interfering cells for which a first strength measurement should be determined based at least in part on the one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters;

determine (716) a first strength measurement for each of the determined one or more interfering cells;

order (720) the one or more interfering cells based at least in part on the first strength measurement for each of the determined one or more interfering cells and the one or more granularity parameters;

identify (724) from the ordered one or more interfering cells a first number of interfering cells having the strongest first strength measurements;

determine (728) a second strength measurement for each of the identified first number of interfering cells;

determine (732) one or more cells of the identified first number of interfering cells for which to perform cancellation of interference; and

perform (736) cancellation of interference on the determined one or more cells of the identified first number of interfering cells.

15. The user equipment of Claim 14, wherein:

the first strength measurement is based at least in part on one or more reference symbols commonly available in a cell; and

the second strength measurement is based at least in part on an actual transmitted physical downlink shared channel power of the identified first number of interfering cells.

16. The user equipment of any of Claims 14 and 15, wherein the one or more processors configured to identify from the ordered one or more interfering cells a first number of cells having the strongest first strength measurement comprises one or more

processors configured to determine a strongest interfering cell of the ordered one or more interfering cells.

17. The user equipment of any of Claims 14-16, wherein the one or more processors configured to determine the first strength measurement for each of the determined one or more interfering cells comprises one or more processors configured to measure an averaged cell-specific reference signal interference power of each of the determined one or more interfering cells within scheduled bandwidth.

18. The user equipment of any of Claims 14-16, wherein the one or more processors configured to determine the first strength measurement for each of the determined one or more interfering cells and order the one or more interfering cells based at least in part on the first strength measurement for each of the determined one or more interfering cells and the one or more granularity parameters comprises one or more processors configured to: estimate a narrowband power of each of the determined one or more interfering cells based at least in part on one or more static reference symbols, the static reference symbols comprising cell-specific reference signals or channel-state-information reference signals; and order the one or more interfering cells based at least in part on the estimated narrowband power of each of the determined one or more interfering cells according to the one or more granularity parameters.

19. The user equipment of any of Claims 14-18, wherein the one or more processors configured to determine one or more cells of the identified first number of interfering cells for which to perform cancellation of interference comprises one or more processors configured to determine whether interference is present on one or more channels.

20. The user equipment of Claim 19, wherein the one or more processors configured to determine whether interference is present on one or more channels comprises one or more processors configured to estimate a covariance matrix for the determined one or more cells of the identified first number of interfering cells.

21. The user equipment of any of Claims 14-20, wherein the one or more processors configured to acquire one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters comprises one or more processors configured to receive information from a network node (610), the information comprising one or more of:

a number of interfering cells (61 OB) for which a wideband power measurement should be performed by the user equipment;

a number of interfering cells for which the user equipment detects the presence of interference on one or more channels; and

a number of interfering cells for which the user equipment performs cancellation of interference.

22. The user equipment of any of Claims 14-20, wherein the one or more processors configured to acquire one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters comprises one or more processors configured to autonomously define, at the user equipment, the one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters, the one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters comprising:

a number of interfering cells (61 OB) for which a wideband power measurement should be performed by the user equipment;

a number of interfering cells for which the user equipment detects the presence of interference on one or more channels; and

a number of interfering cells for which the user equipment performs cancellation of interference.

23. The user equipment of any of Claims 14-22, wherein the one or more granularity parameters are selected from a group including a frequency granularity and a time domain granularity.

24. The user equipment of any of Claims 14-23, wherein the one or more processors configured to acquire one or more granularity parameters comprises one or more processors configured to receive one or more of the granularity parameters from a network node (610).

25. The user equipment of any of Claims 14-23, wherein the one or more processors configured to acquire one or more granularity parameters comprises one or more processors configured to autonomously determine, by the user equipment, the one or more granularity parameters according to a fixed value.

26. The user equipment of any of Claims 14-23, wherein the one or more processors configured to acquire one or more granularity parameters comprises one or more processors configured to:

apply a successive refinement algorithm; and

determine, by the user equipment, an optimal ordering granularity.

27. A method in a network node (610), comprising:

communicating (804) one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters to a user equipment (605);

determining (808) one or more granularity parameters, the one or more granularity parameters to be used by the user equipment to order one or more interfering cells; and

communicating (812) the determined one or more granularity parameters to the user equipment.

28. The method of Claim 27, wherein the one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters comprise one or more of:

a number of interfering cells (610B) for which a wideband power measurement should be performed by the user equipment;

a number of interfering cells for which the user equipment detects the presence of interference on one or more channels; and

a number of interfering cells for which the user equipment performs cancellation of interference.

29. The method of Claim 27, wherein the one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters comprise an instruction for the user equipment to autonomously define one or more of:

a number of interfering cells (610B) for which a wideband power measurement should be performed by the user equipment;

a number of interfering cells for which the user equipment detects the presence of interference on one or more channels; and

a number of interfering cells for which the user equipment performs cancellation of interference.

30. The method of any of Claims 28-29, wherein the one or more channels include a physical downlink shared channel.

31. The method of any of Claims 27-30, wherein the one or more granularity parameters are selected from a group including a frequency granularity and a time domain granularity.

32. The method of Claim 31, wherein the frequency granularity is per physical resource block or any group of physical resource blocks within an allocated bandwidth.

33. The method of Claim 31, wherein the time domain granularity is per slot, per subframe, or a group of subframes.

34. A network node (610), comprising:

one or more processors (1020) configured to:

communicate (804) one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters to a user equipment (605);

determine (808) one or more granularity parameters, the one or more granularity parameters to be used by the user equipment to order one or more interfering cells; and

communicate (812) the determined one or more granularity parameters to the user equipment.

35. The network node of Claim 34, wherein the one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters comprise one or more of:

a number of interfering cells (610B) for which a wideband power measurement should be performed by the user equipment;

a number of interfering cells for which the user equipment detects the presence of interference on one or more channels; and

a number of interfering cells for which the user equipment performs cancellation of interference.

36. The network node of Claim 34, wherein the one or more interference mitigation assistance parameters comprise an instruction for the user equipment to autonomously define one or more of:

a number of interfering cells (61 OB) for which a wideband power measurement should be performed by the user equipment;

a number of interfering cells for which the user equipment detects the presence of interference on one or more channels; and

a number of interfering cells for which the user equipment performs cancellation of interference.

37. The network node of any of Claims 35-36, wherein the one or more channels include a physical downlink shared channel.

38. The network node of any of Claims 34-37, wherein the one or more granularity parameters are selected from a group including a frequency granularity and a time domain granularity.

39. The network node of Claim 38, wherein the frequency granularity is per physical resource block or any group of physical resource blocks within an allocated bandwidth.

40. The network node of Claim 38, wherein the time domain granularity is per slot, per sub frame, or a group of subframes.