US Patent No. 10,117,257

ESTIMATING UPLINK INTERFERENCE IN A WIRELESS NETWORK


Patent No. 10,117,257
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Estimating Uplink Interference In A Wireless Network
Inventorship Muhammad Ahsan Naim, Ashburn, VA (US)
Luca Zappaterra, Eindhoven (NL)
Yu Zhou, Herndon, VA (US)
Assignee Sprint Spectrum L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,257

1. A method for estimating uplink interference in a wireless network, the method comprising:determining that a wireless device attached to an access node has available resources within an uplink schedule of the wireless device;
comparing the available resources within the uplink schedule with a threshold;
upon determining that the available resources exceed the threshold, instructing the wireless device to enter a listening mode during an entirety of the uplink schedule, wherein in the listening mode, the wireless device determines a measurement of an uplink interference caused at the wireless device;
upon determining that the available resources are less than the threshold, instructing the wireless device to enter the listening mode during a portion of the available resources within the uplink schedule; and
receiving the measurement of the uplink interference from the wireless device via an uplink channel.