US Patent No. 9,277,509

DYNAMIC POWER BOOSTING BASED ON CONTIGUOUS AND NON-CONTIGUOUS COVERAGE


Patent No. 9,277,509
Issue Date March 01, 2016
Title Dynamic Power Boosting Based On Contiguous And Non-contiguous Coverage
Inventorship Krishna Sitaram, Chantilly, VA (US)
Daniel Alberto Vivanco, Sterling, VA (US)
Chunmei Liu, Great Falls, VA (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,277,509

1. One or more computer-storage media devices having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that, when executed
by a computing device, cause the computing device to perform a method for activating a power boost for a cell based on a mobile
network's coverage characteristics, the method comprising, at a core network:
collecting, at a predefined time interval, inter-frequency scanning stats from a plurality of user equipment (UE);
modeling the mobile network's coverage characteristics using the inter-frequency scanning stats and determining a coverage
contiguity value from the inter-frequency scanning stats;

comparing the coverage contiguity value obtained from the model to a contiguity threshold value, which is a minimum coverage
contiguity value for indicating contiguous coverage for the mobile network, wherein the network's coverage is determined to
be contiguous when footprints of a plurality of cells overlap with each other; and

activating the power boost when the coverage contiguity value is equal to or greater than the contiguity threshold value.