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1. (WO2019030730) MEASUREMENT CONFIGURATION OF USER EQUIPMENT
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CLAIMS

1. A method (1300) performed by a user equipment (510) comprising:

receiving, from a network node (615), a measurement configuration (1302) that specifies a reference frequency corresponding to a set of one or more carriers, the measurement configuration further specifying an offset from the reference frequency;

performing measurements (1304) on a reference signal located at the offset from the reference frequency; and

using the measurements (1306) for one or more radio operations.

2. The method according to claim 1, wherein the radio operations comprise one or more of: reporting the measurements to the network node; performing time tracking; performing frequency tracking; positioning; or radio link monitoring.

3. The method according to any of claims 1-2, wherein the specified offset includes a starting index.

4. The method according to any of claims 1-3, wherein the reference frequency indicates a center frequency of a reference cell, a center frequency of the reference signal, a starting frequency of a frequency band, or an end frequency of a frequency band.

5. The method according to any of any of claims 1-4, further comprising:

receiving, from the network node, a size corresponding to the set of one or more carriers.

6. The method according to any of claims 1-5, further comprising:

identifying, using the reference signal, a beam.

7. The method according to any of claims 1-6, further comprising:

searching, using the reference signal, a cell.

8. The method according to any of claims 1-7, wherein the reference signal includes at least one of: a New Radio Synchronization Sequence, NR-SS, that encodes a physical cell identifier; a demodulation reference signal, DMRS; or a Channel State

Information Reference Signal, CSI-RS.

9. The method according to any of claims 1-8, wherein the offset specifies a position of a plurality of frequency resource blocks within the set of one or more carriers, and wherein each of the plurality of frequency resource blocks is associated with a different carrier of the set of one or more carriers.

10. The method according to any of claims 1-9, wherein the specified reference frequency and/or the specified offset are included in a bitmap that is received from the network node, wherein the bitmap indicates a plurality of locations, and wherein the user equipment searches the plurality of locations to locate the reference signal.

11. The method according to any of claims 1-10, wherein the specified reference frequency and the specified offset are specified in a same Radio Resource Control, RRC, Connection Reconfiguration, RRC Connection Resume, or RRC Connection setup communication.

12. The method according to any of claims 1-1 1, wherein the specified reference frequency and the specified offset are received from the network node via a system information broadcast.

13. The method according to any of claims 1-1 1, wherein the specified reference frequency and the specified offset are received from the network node responsive to a request from the user equipment.

14. A user equipment, UE, (510) comprising:

processing circuitry (520) configured to perform operations (1300) comprising: receiving, from a network node (615), a measurement configuration (1302) that specifies a reference frequency corresponding to a set of one or more carriers, the measurement configuration further specifying an offset from the reference frequency; performing measurements (1304) on a reference signal located at the offset from the reference frequency; and

using the measurements (1306) for one or more radio operations.

15. The UE according to claim 14, further comprising operations according to any of the methods of claims 2-13.

16. The UE accordingly to any of claims 14-15, the user equipment further comprising:

a non-transitory computer readable medium including instructions, which when executed by the processing circuitry, cause the user equipment to perform the operations.

17. A non-transitory computer readable medium (530) having stored thereon software instructions that, when executed by a processor (520), cause the processor to perform operations (1300) comprising:

receiving, from a network node (615), a measurement configuration (1302) that specifies a reference frequency corresponding to a set of one or more carriers, the measurement configuration further specifying an offset from the reference frequency;

performing measurements (1304) on a reference signal located at the offset from the reference frequency; and

using the measurements (1306) for one or more radio operations.

18. The non-transitory computer readable medium according to claim 17, further comprising operations according to any of the methods of claims 2-13.

19. A method (1400) performed by a network node (615) in a radio access network, RAN, (300) the method comprising:

specifying, in a measurement configuration, a reference frequency (1402) corresponding to a set of one or more carriers;

specifying, in the measurement configuration, an offset (1404) from the reference frequency; and

providing the measurement configuration (1406) to a user equipment, UE, (510).

20. The method according to claim 19, wherein the specified offset includes a starting index.

21. The method according to any of claims 19-20, wherein the reference frequency indicates a center frequency of a reference cell, a center frequency of the reference signal, a starting frequency of a frequency band, or an end frequency of a frequency band.

22. The method according to any of any of claims 19-21, further comprising: providing, to the UE, a size corresponding to the set of one or more carriers.

23. The method according to any of claims 19-22, wherein the reference signal includes at least one of: a New Radio Synchronization Sequence, NR-SS, that encodes a physical cell identifier; a demodulation reference signal, DMRS; or a Channel State Information Reference Signal, CSI-RS.

24. The method according to any of claims 19-23, wherein the offset specifies a position of a plurality of frequency resource blocks within the set of one or more carriers, and wherein each of the plurality of frequency resource blocks is associated with a different carrier of the set of one or more carriers.

25. The method according to any of claims 19-24, wherein the specified reference frequency and/or the specified offset are included in a bitmap that is provided to the UE, wherein the bitmap indicates a plurality of locations.

26. The method according to any of claims 19-25, wherein the specified reference frequency and the specified offset are specified in a same Radio Resource Control, RRC, Connection Reconfiguration, RRC Connection Resume, or RRC Connection setup communication.

27. The method according to any of claims 19-26, wherein the specified reference frequency and the specified offset are provided to the UE via a system information broadcast.

28. The method according to any of claims 19-26, wherein the specified reference frequency and the specified offset are received from the network node responsive to a request from the user equipment.

29. A network node (615) in a radio access network, RAN, (300) the network node comprising:

processing circuitry (620) configured to perform operations (1400) comprising:

specifying, in a measurement configuration, a reference frequency (1402) corresponding to a set of one or more carriers;

specifying, in the measurement configuration, an offset (1404) from the reference frequency; and

providing the measurement configuration (1406) to a user equipment (UE)

(510).

30. The network according to claim 29, further comprising operations according to any of the methods of claims 2-13.

31. A sy stem (300) compri sing :

a network node (615) that specifies in a measurement configuration (1402), a reference frequency corresponding to a set of one or more carriers and an offset (1404) from the reference frequency; and

a user equipment, UE, (510) that receives the measurement configuration (1302) from the network node, performs measurements on the reference signal (1304), and uses the measurements (1306) for one or more radio operations.

32. The system according to claim 31, wherein the radio operations comprise one or more of: reporting the measurements to the network node; performing time tracking; performing frequency tracking; positioning; or radio link monitoring.

33. The system according to any of claims 31-32, wherein the specified offset includes a starting index.

34. The system according to any of claims 31-33, wherein the reference frequency indicates a center frequency of a reference cell, a center frequency of the reference signal, a starting frequency of a frequency band, or an end frequency of a frequency band.

35. The system according to any of any of claims 31-34, wherein the UE receives, from the network node, a size corresponding to the set of one or more carriers.

36. The system according to any of claims 31-35, wherein the UE identifies, using the reference signal, a beam.

37. The system according to any of claims 31-36, wherein the UE searches, using the reference signal, a cell.

38. The system according to any of claims 31-37, wherein the reference signal includes at least one of: a New Radio Synchronization Sequence, NR-SS, that encodes a physical cell identifier; a demodulation reference signal, DMRS; or a Channel State Information Reference Signal, CSI-RS.

39. The system according to any of claims 31-38, wherein the offset specifies a position of a plurality of frequency resource blocks within the set of one or more carriers, and wherein each of the plurality of frequency resource blocks is associated with a different carrier of the set of one or more carriers.

40. The system according to any of claims 31-39, wherein the specified reference frequency and/or the specified offset are included in a bitmap that is received from the network node, wherein the bitmap indicates a plurality of locations, and wherein the UE searches the plurality of locations to locate the reference signal.

41. The system according to any of claims 31-40, wherein the specified reference frequency and the specified offset are specified in a same Radio Resource Control, RRC, Connection Reconfiguration, RRC Connection Resume, or RRC Connection setup communication.

42. The system according to any of claims 31-31, wherein the specified reference frequency and the specified offset are received from the network node via a system information broadcast.

43. The system according to any of claims 31-41, wherein the specified reference frequency and the specified offset are received from the network node responsive to a request from the UE.