Silent period method and apparatus for dynamic spectrum management

  • US 10,764,906 B2
  • Filed: 12/04/2017
  • Issued: 09/01/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/05/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A wireless transmit and receive unit (WTRU) comprising:

  • a processor configured to;

    receive a beacon on a channel, the beacon comprising a quiet element that indicates a silence period schedule associated with the channel relative to a beacon period, wherein a silence period associated with the channel comprises a no-transmission time period on the channel;

    determine a silent period interval based on a silent period indication and a silent period offset indication comprised in the quiet element, wherein on a condition that the determined silent period interval is smaller than a beacon interval, the quiet element is configured to indicate a length of time between two adjacent silent periods;

    determine a start time of the silent period based on the determined silent period interval, and a quiet count indication and the silent period offset indication comprised in the quiet element; and

    refrain from transmitting on the channel during the silence period.

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