Patent Number: 7,103,362

Title: System and method for radio transmitter acquisition

Abstract: A method of a receiver determining the timing of a signal transmitted in a time-slotted manner, the signal comprising a sequence of information which is repeated at a known interval and has at least a known minimum length. The method performs correlation operations between groups of received slots of information, the groups spaced by the known interval. The groups are moved through the received signal, adding and removing slots, to locate a maximum correlation value sum for the group which should correspond to the timing of the slot. The method also can be used to determine a frequency offset at the receiver and/or an initial phase.

Inventors: Wu; Shiquan (Ottawa, CA)

Assignee: SOMA Networks Inc.

International Classification: H04Q 7/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018