Patent Number: 6,298,242

Title: Method and apparatus for reducing frame error rate through signal power adjustment

Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a signal transmission power. The method of the present invention includes the steps of demodulating a received signal to produce a demodulated signal and distorting the demodulated signal to produce a distorted demodulated signal. The demodulated signal can be distorted by, for example, adding noise. A signal quality measurement, such as signal-to-noise ratio, is then determined based on the distorted demodulated signal rather than the demodulated signal. An adjustment in the transmission power is then requested based on the signal quality measurement of the distorted demodulated signal.

Inventors: Schiff; Leonard N. (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: Qualcomm Inc.

International Classification: H04B 7/185 (20060101); H04B 7/005 (20060101); H04B 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018