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1. (WO2019050440) INITIATION OF A BEAM SWEEP PROCEDURE
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CLAIMS

1. A method for initiating a beam sweep procedure, the method being performed by a radio transceiver device (200), the method comprising:

initiating (S 108 ), for a candidate beam set, a beam sweep procedure for communication with another radio transceiver device (300),

wherein each beam in the candidate beam set has an associated angular spread value, and

wherein, during the beam sweep procedure, beams in the candidate beam set are swept in an order weighted according to the angular spread values.

2. The method according to claim 1, further comprising:

communicating (S 104), using a current beam, with said another radio transceiver device (300) before initiating the beam sweep procedure, and wherein the beam sweep procedure is for continued communication with said another radio transceiver device (300).

3. The method according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the order is weighted so as to prioritize higher angular spread values over lower angular spread values.

4. The method according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the angular spread value associated with a given beam in the candidate beam set represents an indication of reflectiveness of that given beam.

5. The method according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the angular spread value for a given beam in the candidate beam set is given by a channel property of a physical radio propagation channel as experienced in that given beam.

6. The method according to claim 5, wherein the channel property is based on sounding reference signals or on a channel state information report.

7. The method according to claim 5, wherein the channel property is at least one of a rank value, a delay spread, and a singular value ratio, SVR, for the physical radio propagation channel.

8. The method according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the candidate beam set only includes beams with angular spread values larger than a threshold value.

9. The method according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the order further is weighted so as to prioritize smaller difference in angular direction to the current beam over larger angular difference to the current beam.

10. The method according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the beam sweep procedure comprises transmission of beam reference signals, such as channel state information reference signals, CSI-RS.

11. The method according to any of the preceding claims, further comprising:

collecting (S102) statistics of angular spread values per beam at least in the candidate beam set.

12. The method according to any of the preceding claims, further comprising:

obtaining (S106) an indication to switch from the current beam to another beam for continued communication with said another radio transceiver device (300).

13. The method according to any of the preceding claims, further comprising:

initiating (S 110) a switch to one of the beams in the candidate beam set for communication with said another radio transceiver device (300).

14. The method according to claim 13, wherein the beam in the candidate beam set to which the switch is initiated is selected based on at least one of signal strength and rank value.

15. The method according to claim 14, wherein the signal strength value is represented by a signal to noise ratio, SNR, value, a signal to interference plus noise ratio, SINR, value, a path loss value, or a channel quality indicator, CQI, value.

16. The method according to claim 14, wherein the rank value is

represented by a channel rank value, a spatial multiplexing rank value, channel state information, CSI, report, a singular value ratio, SVR, a condition number, or a rank indicator, RI.

17. The method according to any of claims 14 to 16, wherein the signal strength value and the rank value are jointly obtained as a channel capacity measure.

18. The method according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the current beam is generated by beamforming of an antenna arrangement of the radio transceiver device (200), and wherein initiating the beam sweep procedure comprises:

adjusting (S l08 a) weight values of the beamforming so as to sweep through the beams in the candidate beam set according to the order.

19. The method according to claim 18 , wherein the weight values are precoder weights being applied to a signal to be transmitted by the antenna arrangement.

20. The method according to claim 18 or 19, wherein the antenna

arrangement is provided at at least one transmission and reception point, TRP, (400) of the radio transceiver device (200).

21. A radio transceiver device (200) for initiating a beam sweep procedure, the radio transceiver device (200) comprising processing circuitry (210), the processing circuitry being configured to cause the radio transceiver device (200) to:

initiate, for a candidate beam set, a beam sweep procedure for communication with another radio transceiver device (300),

wherein each beam in the candidate beam set has an associated angular spread value, and

wherein, during the beam sweep procedure, beams in the candidate beam set are swept in an order weighted according to the angular spread values.

22. A radio transceiver device (200) for initiating a beam sweep procedure, the radio transceiver device (200) comprising:

processing circuitry (210); and

a storage medium (230) storing instructions that, when executed by the processing circuitry (210), cause the radio transceiver device (200) to:

initiate, for a candidate beam set, a beam sweep procedure for communication with another radio transceiver device (300),

wherein each beam in the candidate beam set has an associated angular spread value, and

wherein, during the beam sweep procedure, beams in the candidate beam set are swept in an order weighted according to the angular spread values.

23. A radio transceiver device (200) for initiating a beam sweep procedure, the radio transceiver device (200) comprising:

an initiate module configured to initiate, for a candidate beam set, a beam sweep procedure for communication with another radio transceiver device (300),

wherein each beam in the candidate beam set has an associated angular spread value, and

wherein, during the beam sweep procedure, beams in the candidate beam set are swept in an order weighted according to the angular spread values.

24. A computer program (620) for initiating a beam sweep procedure, the computer program comprising computer code which, when run on

processing circuitry (210) of a radio transceiver device (200), causes the radio transceiver device (200) to:

initiate (S 108 ), for a candidate beam set, a beam sweep procedure for communication with another radio transceiver device (300),

wherein each beam in the candidate beam set has an associated angular spread value, and

wherein, during the beam sweep procedure, beams in the candidate beam set are swept in an order weighted according to the angular spread values.

25. A computer program product (610) comprising a computer program (620) according to claim 23, and a computer readable storage medium (630) on which the computer program is stored.