US Patent No. 10,973,062

METHOD FOR EXTRACTING ENVIRONMENT INFORMATION LEVERAGING DIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION


Patent No. 10,973,062
Issue Date April 06, 2021
Title Method For Extracting Environment Information Leveraging Directional Communication
Inventorship Bodhisatwa Sadhu, Peekskill, NY (US)
Alberto Valdes Garcia, Chappaqua, NY (US)
Supriyo Chakraborty, White Plains, NY (US)
Assignee International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,973,062

1. A computer implemented method for generating an environment information map using a wireless communication system, the wireless communication system comprising at least one transmitter and at least one receiver, at least one of the transmitter and receiver having a directional communication system, the method comprising:attempting a wireless communication link by transmitting a signal from a first transmitter to a receiver in a first beam direction;
extracting a plurality of features resultant from the link attempt for the first beam direction and logging the plurality of extracted features at the receiver;
attempting at least one additional wireless communication link from the first transmitter to the receiver by transmitting a signal in a respective at least one additional beam direction;
extracting a plurality of features resultant from each of the at least one additional link attempts for each of the at least one additional beam directions and logging the plurality of extracted features at the receiver; and
executing an inferencing algorithm using the plurality of extracted features from the first beam direction and the at least one additional beam directions to infer an environment information map of the area between the first transmitter and the receiver.