Patent Number: 8,717,967

Title: Determining channel configurations

Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe methods, computer-readable media and system configurations for wireless communications. A method may include receiving a transmission of a series of symbols, including an index, and determining a plurality of configurations of a physical downlink channel based on the index. In various embodiments, the plurality of configurations of the physical downlink channel may include one or more antenna ports that are reserved for a reference signal. A relay node (RN) may include a processor and a memory storing a plurality of potential combinations of a plurality of configurations of a physical downlink channel. The processor may be configured to receive a transmission of a series of symbols, including an index, and match the index to one of the plurality of potential combinations. A donor evolved NodeB (DeNB) may be configured to encode such an index into a transmission. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.

Inventors: Huang; Rui (Beijing, CN), Wang; Ping (Beijing, CN)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: H04B 7/204 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018