US Patent No. 9,173,181

ADAPTER THAT CONVERTS PRECISION TIME PROTOCOL (PTP) TO GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS)


Patent No. 9,173,181
Issue Date October 27, 2015
Title Adapter That Converts Precision Time Protocol (ptp) To Global Positioning System (gps)
Inventorship Timothy Hugh Pearson, Overland Park, KS (US)
Seng Gan, Ashburn, WA (US)
Henry Burford, Leesburg, VA (US)
Eric C. English, Lees Summit, MO (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,173,181

1. A method for relaying a global positioning system (GPS) signal using an Ethernet cable, comprising:
receiving a power over Ethernet (PoE) flow and a precision time protocol (PTP) at an adapter;
converting at least one of the PoE flow or the PTP to the GPS signal in the adapter; and
sending the GPS signal to a type of base station, wherein the GPS signal includes a L1 band frequency but does not include
location data and subframes 1, 2, or 3.