Patent Number: 6,167,267

Title: Method and apparatus for processing control signals in a mobile station of a mobile radio system

Abstract: Control signals are processed in a mobile station of a mobile radio system in which control signals are received from one current base station and from other base stations. A reception level of the control signal received from the current base station is determined and evaluated, and a fluctuation value is derived from the control signal received from the current base station. The fluctuation value is compared with a threshold and a decision is made, on the basis of the comparison result, regarding the rate of reception and/or the measurement of the reception level of control signals from the other base stations. The apparatus for processing the control signals includes a receiving device which receives the control signals from the base stations, a determining device which determines the reception level of the control signal received from the current base station, and an evaluation device which evaluates the reception level. The evaluation device defines a fluctuation value on the basis of the reception level, compares the fluctuation value with the predetermined threshold value, and defines the rate at which the control signals are received from the other base stations and/or the measurement of the reception level of the control signals from the other base stations.

Inventors: Djermester; Roland (Isen, DE)

Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: H04B 7/005 (20060101); H04Q 007/32 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017