Patent Number: 7,826,802

Title: Estimation of received signal strength

Abstract: A method for estimating a size of reverse link resources provided by a base-station transceiver system (BTS), including performing respective first, second, and third measurements of first, second, and third signal strengths received at the BTS. The method also includes comparing the first measurement with the second measurement so as to determine an initial minimum signal strength, and adding at a predetermined time an aging value to the initial minimum signal strength so as to form an updated minimum signal strength. The method further includes forming a comparison between the updated minimum signal strength and the third measurement, determining from the comparison a minimum of the updated minimum signal strength and the third measurement to be a minimum received signal strength, and determining the size of the reverse link resources provided by the BTS in response to the minimum received signal strength.

Inventors: Stein; Jeremy M. (Haifa, IL), Yona; Eli (Binyamina, IL), Weissman; Haim (Haifa, IL), Leviant; Michael (Haifa, IL)

Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated

International Classification: H04B 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00