US Patent No. 10,993,120

DRONE-ASSISTED DEPLOYMENT OF WIRELESS ACCESS INFRASTRUCTURE


Patent No. 10,993,120
Issue Date April 27, 2021
Title Drone-assisted Deployment Of Wireless Access Infrastructure
Inventorship Gaviphat Lekutai, Kirkland, WA (US)
Assignee T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bellevue, WA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,993,120

1. A system, comprising:one or more processors; and
memory having instructions stored therein, the instructions, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform acts comprising:
positioning a first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) test cell at a first position and a second UAV test cell at a second position;
comparing an average of multiple signal robustness values of a wireless communication link that is established between the first UAV test cell and the second UAV test cell to a wireless signal threshold value; and
in response to the average the multiple signal robustness values at least meeting the wireless signal threshold value, designating one or more of the first position and the second position as one or more proposed placement positions for one or more base station antennas, wherein the one or more proposed placement positions are free of an interference from an existing antenna of the base station;
wherein the average of multiple signal robustness values of the wireless communication link includes an average of signal strength measurements or signal quality measurements; wherein the average of the signal strength measurement includes a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) measurement, reference signal received power (RSRP) measurement, or a received channel power indicator (RCPI) measurement, and wherein the signal quality measurement includes an energy to interface ratio (ECIO) measurement, a reference signal received quality (RSRQ) measurement, a signal to interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) measurement, a bit error rate (BER) measurement, a low density parity check (LDPC) measurement, a packet error rate (PER) measurement, or a received signal code power (RSCP).