Patent Number: 6,311,068

Title: Method and apparatus for a high-capacity cellular network by improvedsectorization and interleaved channel assignment

Abstract: A method and apparatus for a high-capacity cellular network by improvedsectorization and interleaved channel assignment is presented. Datatransmission over a cellular network is carried out by implementation of asectorization scheme, called the Narrow-Beam Quad-sector Cell (NBQC)sectorization scheme, and the corresponding Interleaved ChannelAssignments (ICA). The NBQC sectorization scheme calls for each cell of acellular network to be divided into four sectors, with each sector coveredby a 60 degree antenna. Use of the NBQC sectorization scheme allows forimplementation of the corresponding ICA, in which assignment oftransmission channels to each cell is based on a re-use factor of N=2.Accordingly, the interleaved channel assignments allow for the use of thetransmission channels in cells which are adjacent in the cellular network.

Inventors: Leung; Kin K. (Edison, NJ), Wang; Li-Chun (Eatontown, NJ)

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Expiration Date: 10/32013