Narrowband time-division duplex frame structure for narrowband communications

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There is a need to support narrowband TDD frame structure for narrowband communications. The present disclosure provides a solution by supporting one or more narrowband TDD frame structure(s) for narrowband communications. In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may determine a narrowband TDD frame structure for narrowband communications from a group of narrowband TDD frame structures. In one aspect, the narrowband TDD frame structure may include a set of downlink subframes and more than one special subframe. The apparatus may determine a set of narrowband carriers and a minimum set of subframes on the set of narrowband carriers based at least in part on the set of downlink subframes and more than one special subframe on which a NRS should be transmitted. The apparatus may transmit the NRS using the narrowband TDD frame structure determined for the narrowband communications.

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QUALCOMM INCORPORATED5775 MOREHOUSE DRIVE SAN DIEGO CA 92121

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Bhattad, Kapil Bangalore, IN 189 2900
Chandrasekar, Manikandan Bangalore, IN 17 75
Rico, Alvarino Alberto San Diego, US 273 385
Somichetty, Gowrisankar Bangalore, IN 38 97
Sridharan, Arvind Bangalore, IN 25 340
Wang, Xiao feng San Diego, US 212 269

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