Multi-carrier communications with group-based subcarrier allocation

  • US 6,904,283 B2
  • Filed: 04/17/2001
  • Issued: 06/07/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for subcarrier selection for a system employing orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) comprising:

  • partitioning subcarriers into a plurality of groups of at least one cluster of subcarriers; and

    receiving an indication of a selection by a subscriber of one or more groups in the plurality of groups;

    allocating at least one cluster in the one or more groups of clusters selected by the subscriber for use in communication with the subscriber, including selecting the at least one cluster based on a group priority in which the subscriber has a higher priority for use of the group of cluster containing the at least one cluster than at least one other subscriber.

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