Automatic reverse channel assignment in a two-way TDM communication system

  • US 8,427,954 B2
  • Filed: 12/21/2011
  • Issued: 04/23/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/19/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • circuitry configured to receive information on a downlink channel in a time interval;

    on a condition that an explicit allocation of a first uplink channel is received, circuitry configured to transmit feedback information regarding the received information on the first uplink channel, wherein the feedback information is transmitted with user data on the first uplink channel; and

    on a condition that an explicit allocation of the first uplink channel is not received, circuitry configured to transmit feedback information regarding the received information in a time interval on a second uplink channel, wherein an explicit allocation of the second uplink channel is not received, wherein the time interval on the second uplink channel is a pre-determined time period away from the time interval on the downlink channel.

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