US Patent No. 11,032,792


Patent No. 11,032,792
Issue Date June 08, 2021
Title Navigation And Positioning System Using Radio Beam
Inventorship Guttorm Ringstad Opshaug, Redwood City, CA (US)
Naga Bhushan, San Diego, CA (US)
Jie Wu, San Diego, CA (US)
Sven Fischer, Nuremberg (DE)
Stephen William Edge, Escondido, CA (US)
Rayman Pon, Cupertino, CA (US)
Assignee QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,032,792

1. A method for wireless communication, the method comprising:receiving, by a mobile device, a radio beam, the radio beam being a directional beam that propagates along an angle of departure with respect to an antenna that transmits the radio beam, wherein the radio beam carries data of an identifier comprising a cell identifier or a beam identifier or a combination thereof;
determining, by the mobile device and based, at least in part, on the identifier, that the radio beam is a line-of-sight beam with respect to the mobile device; and
based on determining that the radio beam is a line-of-sight beam with respect to the mobile device:
identifying, by the mobile device and based on the identifier, at least one of: the radio beam or a base station that operates the antenna;
determining, by the mobile device, a position of the mobile device based on identifying at least one of the radio beam or the antenna of the base station; and
outputting, by the mobile device, the position of the mobile device.