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1. (WO2018183131) ADAPTIVE DIGITAL PRECODER CODEBOOK CONFIGURATIONS FOR MMWAVE COMMUNICATION BASED ON HYBRID BEAMFORMING

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/183131    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/024190
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 24 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: H04B 7/0456
H04B 7/06
Applicants: IDAC HOLDINGS, INC.
Inventors: KUO, Ping-Heng
MOURAD, Alain
SATYANARAYANA, Katla
EL-HAJJAR, Mohammed
Title: ADAPTIVE DIGITAL PRECODER CODEBOOK CONFIGURATIONS FOR MMWAVE COMMUNICATION BASED ON HYBRID BEAMFORMING
Abstract:
Base stations and user terminals may adaptively configure a digital precoder codebook for mmWave- based hybrid beamforming, such as by determining at least one analog beamformer and combiner, determining at the user terminal a lowest codebook resolution of digital precoding that can be used to achieve at least one performance parameter, and communicating to the base station the determined lowest codebook resolution of digital precoding. The adjustment of digital precoder codebook resolution, on top of analog beamforming, across different radio resources (e.g. time/frequency) may optimize feedback efficiency for a user terminal. In some cases, the user terminal may also receive from a base station an assistance parameter relating to an achievable performance gain using digital precoding. The user terminal may use the received assistance parameter in determining the digital precoder codebook resolution.