US Patent No. 10,485,054

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING NEIGHBORS IN A COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WITH BEAMFORMING


Patent No. 10,485,054
Issue Date November 19, 2019
Title System And Method For Managing Neighbors In A Communications System With Beamforming
Inventorship Nathan Edward Tenny, Poway, CA (US)
Richard Stirling-Gallacher, San Diego, CA (US)
Bin Liu, San Diego, CA (US)
Assignee FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Plano, TX (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,485,054

1. A method for operating a first transmit-receive point (TRP), the method comprising:receiving, by the first TRP, a first measurement report from a user equipment (UE), the first measurement report including an identifier of a second TRP, the second TRP being absent from a neighbor list configuration of the first TRP;
requesting, by the first TRP, a second measurement report from the UE, the second measurement report to include automatic neighbor relation (ANR) information associated with the second TRP, the ANR information including beam specific information;
receiving, by the first TRP from the UE, the second measurement report including a first subset of the ANR information, the first subset of the ANR information comprising at least one of a receive beam identifier used by the UE to receive transmissions from the second TRP, orientation information of the UE, or beamforming parameters of the second TRP; and
determining, by the first TRP, a neighbor configuration with the second TRP in accordance with the first subset of the ANR information.