Patent Number: 6,297,763

Title: Method of optimizing the coverage area of a sensor

Abstract: A method is provided of optimizing, within an area which itself contains a number of part areas, the coverage of a sensor which has an angle-dependent range in a least one plane, and which sensor is in addition arranged on a mobile platform. The method includes determining at least two movement directions for the sensor platform, determining a center of movement for the two movement directions, and also determining periods of time during which the sensor platform is to move in each of the two movement directions. The center of movement of the platform is preferably located within the search area.

Inventors: Thomson; Ola (Askim, SE), Bentland; Benny (Lindome, SE)

Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)

International Classification: G01S 13/00 (20060101); G01S 13/42 (20060101); G01S 13/89 (20060101); G01S 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018