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1. WO2020092958 - ASSOCIATIONS DE FACTEUR D'AGRÉGATION DANS DES TRANSMISSIONS EN LIAISON MONTANTE ET EN LIAISON DESCENDANTE

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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A method for wireless communications at a user equipment (UE), comprising:

receiving, from a base station, a control signal indicating a resource allocation for either an uplink transmission or a downlink transmission;

identifying that repetitions of either the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission will span more than one slot;

identifying configuration information regarding a future slot to be spanned by the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission;

identifying, based on the configuration information, one or more mini-slots to be used in the future slot for the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission; and

communicating with the base station by either transmitting the uplink transmission or receiving the downlink transmission in accordance with the resource allocation and based at least in part on the configuration information.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein identifying the configuration information comprises:

receiving the configuration information regarding the future slot to be spanned by the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein identifying the configuration information comprises:

decoding a slot format and control region size of the future slot to be spanned by the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission.

4. A method for wireless communications at a user equipment (UE), comprising:

identifying multiple configurations available to the UE for autonomous uplink transmissions, each of the multiple configurations being associated with an aggregation factor;

selecting one of the multiple configurations for autonomous uplink transmissions; and

transmitting the autonomous uplink transmissions in accordance with the selected configuration.

5. The method of claim 4, wherein selecting the one of the multiple configurations comprises:

selecting the one of the multiple configurations based at least in part on a transport block size, a modulation and coding scheme, a starting symbol for the autonomous uplink transmissions, or combinations thereof.

6. A method for wireless communications at a user equipment (UE), comprising:

receiving, from a base station, a control signal indicating a resource allocation for either an uplink transmission or a downlink transmission;

identifying, based at least in part on a modulation and coding scheme indicated in the control signal, an aggregation factor of the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission; and

communicating with the base station by either transmitting the uplink transmission or receiving the downlink transmission in accordance with the resource allocation and the aggregation factor.

7. The method of claim 6, further comprising:

measuring channel quality;

determining, based at least on the measured channel quality, a channel quality indicator that is associated with a quality threshold and a requested aggregation factor, wherein transmissions to the UE using the requested aggregation factor are expected by the UE to satisfy the quality threshold; and

transmitting the channel quality indicator to the base station, wherein the modulation and coding scheme indicated in the control signal is based at least in part on the requested aggregation factor associated with the channel quality indicator.

8. The method of claim 7, wherein determining the channel quality indicator comprises:

selecting the channel quality indicator from a table or from a portion of a table whose entries are each associated with respective aggregation factors.

9. The method of claim 6, wherein the aggregation factor is dynamically indicated via the control signal.

10. The method of claim 6, further comprising:

monitoring for the control signal at predefined symbol locations within a slot or mini-slot, wherein the predefined symbol locations are associated with a length of one or more mini-slots in the slot.

11. The method of claim 6, wherein communicating with the base station comprises:

transmitting the uplink transmission or receiving the downlink transmission such that a first symbol of the uplink transmission or downlink transmission is transmitted or received only at predefined symbol locations within a slot or mini-slot, wherein the predefined symbol locations are associated with a length of one or more mini-slots in the slot.

12. The method of claim 11, further comprising:

comparing the resource allocation with the predefined symbol locations; and determining to communicate with the base station and in accordance with the resource allocation based on the comparing.

13. The method of claim 11, further comprising:

receiving multiple control signals from the base station, each control signal indicating different resource allocations for communications with the base station;

determining that the resource allocations from the multiple control signals overlap; and

communicating with the base station using the resource allocation from a last of the multiple control signals.

14. The method of claim 6, further comprising:

identifying a demodulation reference signal configuration to be used in association with the communicating, wherein the demodulation reference signal configuration is associated with the aggregation factor.

15. The method of claim 14, wherein identifying the demodulation reference signal configuration comprises:

receiving an indication of the demodulation reference signal configuration in the control signal.

16. The method of claim 14, wherein identifying the demodulation reference signal configuration comprises:

determining the demodulation reference signal configuration based at least in part on the aggregation factor.

17. A method for wireless communications at a base station, comprising: transmitting a control signal identifying a resource allocation for either an uplink transmission received from a user equipment (UE) or a downlink transmission to the UE;

determining that repetitions of either the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission will span more than one slot;

conveying configuration information regarding a future slot to be spanned by the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission; and

communicating with the EE by either transmitting the uplink transmission or receiving the downlink transmission in accordance with the resource allocation and based at least in part on the configuration information.

18. The method of claim 17, wherein conveying the configuration information comprises:

transmitting the configuration information regarding the future slot to be spanned by the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission.

19. The method of claim 17, wherein conveying the configuration information comprises:

encoding a slot format and control region size of the future slot to be spanned by the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission.

20. A method for wireless communications at a base station, comprising: identifying multiple configurations available to a user equipment (EE) for autonomous uplink transmissions, each of the multiple configurations being associated with an aggregation factor; and

receiving the autonomous uplink transmissions in accordance with a configuration of the multiple configurations selected by the UE.

21. A method for wireless communications at a base station, comprising: identifying an aggregation factor associated with either an uplink transmission to be received from a user equipment (UE) or a downlink transmission to be transmitted to the UE;

transmitting, to the UE, a control signal indicating a resource allocation for either the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission, wherein the control signal indicates a modulation and coding scheme associated with the aggregation factor; and

communicating with the UE by either receiving the uplink transmission or transmitting the downlink transmission in accordance with the resource allocation and the aggregation factor.

22. The method of claim 21, wherein identifying the aggregation factor comprises:

receiving a channel quality indicator from the UE, wherein the channel quality indicator is associated with a requested aggregation factor such that transmissions to the UE using the requested aggregation factor are expected by the UE to satisfy a quality threshold associated with the channel quality indicator; and

setting the aggregation factor to be equal to the requested aggregation factor.

23. The method of claim 22, wherein the channel quality indicator is from a table or from a portion of a table whose entries are each associated with respective aggregation factors.

24. The method of claim 21, wherein the aggregation factor is dynamically indicated to the UE via the control signal.

25. The method of claim 21, wherein communicating with the UE comprises:

receiving the uplink transmission or transmitting the downlink transmission such that a first symbol of the uplink transmission or downlink transmission is received or transmitted only at predefined symbol locations within a slot or mini-slot, wherein the predefined symbol locations are associated with a length of one or more mini-slots in the slot.

26. The method of claim 21, further comprising:

identifying a demodulation reference signal configuration to be used in association with the communicating, wherein the demodulation reference signal configuration is associated with the aggregation factor.

27. The method of claim 26, further comprising:

transmitting to the UE an indication of the demodulation reference signal configuration in the control signal.

28. An apparatus for wireless communications at a user equipment (UE), comprising:

means for receiving, from a base station, a control signal indicating a resource allocation for either an uplink transmission or a downlink transmission;

means for identifying that repetitions of either the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission will span more than one slot;

means for identifying configuration information regarding a future slot to be spanned by the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission;

means for identifying, based on the configuration information, one or more mini-slots to be used in the future slot for the uplink transmission or the downlink

transmission; and

means for communicating with the base station by either transmitting the uplink transmission or receiving the downlink transmission in accordance with the resource allocation and based at least in part on the configuration information.

29. The apparatus of claim 28, wherein the means for identifying the configuration information further comprise:

means for receiving the configuration information regarding the future slot to be spanned by the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission.

30. The apparatus of claim 28, wherein the means for identifying the configuration information further comprise:

means for decoding a slot format and control region size of the future slot to be spanned by the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission.

31. An apparatus for wireless communications at a user equipment (UE), comprising:

means for identifying multiple configurations available to the UE for autonomous uplink transmissions, each of the multiple configurations being associated with an aggregation factor;

means for selecting one of the multiple configurations for autonomous uplink transmissions; and

means for transmitting the autonomous uplink transmissions in accordance with the selected configuration.

32. The apparatus of claim 31, wherein the means for selecting the one of the multiple configurations further comprise:

means for selecting the one of the multiple configurations based at least in part on a transport block size, a modulation and coding scheme, a starting symbol for the autonomous uplink transmissions, or combinations thereof.

33. An apparatus for wireless communications at a base station, comprising:

means for transmitting a control signal identifying a resource allocation for either an uplink transmission received from a user equipment (UE) or a downlink

transmission to the UE;

means for determining that repetitions of either the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission will span more than one slot;

means for conveying configuration information regarding a future slot to be spanned by the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission; and

means for communicating with the UE by either transmitting the uplink transmission or receiving the downlink transmission in accordance with the resource allocation and based at least in part on the configuration information.

34. The apparatus of claim 33, wherein the means for conveying the configuration information further comprise:

means for transmitting the configuration information regarding the future slot to be spanned by the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission.

35. The apparatus of claim 33, wherein the means for conveying the configuration information further comprise:

means for encoding a slot format and control region size of the future slot to be spanned by the uplink transmission or the downlink transmission.

36. An apparatus for wireless communications at a base station, comprising:

means for identifying multiple configurations available to a user equipment (UE) for autonomous uplink transmissions, each of the multiple configurations being associated with an aggregation factor; and

means for receiving the autonomous uplink transmissions in accordance with a configuration of the multiple configurations selected by the UE.