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1. (WO2018085654) DEDICATED REFERENCE SIGNAL FOR PHYSICAL BROADCAST CHANNEL

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/085654    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/059930
Publication Date: Sat May 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Nov 04 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H04L 5/00
Applicants: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Inventors: LY, Hung
CHEN, Wanshi
LEE, Heechoon
JI, Tingfang
ZHANG, Xiaoxia
Title: DEDICATED REFERENCE SIGNAL FOR PHYSICAL BROADCAST CHANNEL
Abstract:
A method and apparatus for utilizing a dedicated reference signal for demodulating a Physical Broadcast Channel (PBCH) in a wireless communication system is disclosed. For example, the method and apparatus include configuring, at a network entity, at least one dedicated Demodulation Reference Signal (DMRS) in one or more symbols corresponding to a PBCH, each dedicated DMRS being used for demodulating the PBCH. The described aspects further include transmitting, by the network entity, the at least one dedicated DMRS to one or more UEs using at least a single antenna port.