Patent Number: 8,718,541

Title: Techniques for optimal location and configuration of infrastructure relay nodes in wireless networks

Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method, comprising optimizing the location and configuration of relay stations in a wireless network that includes at least one base station and at least one relay station by taking into account at least one or more of the following: the distinct antenna heights of said at least one base station and said at least one relay station; the data dependency between said at least one relay station and said at least one base station; the service outage of said wireless network; and the network throughput of said wireless network.

Inventors: Li; Qinghua (Sunnyvale, CA), Lin; Xintian Eddie (Mountain View, CA), Ho; Minnie (Los Altos, CA), Davydov; Alexei (Nizhny Novgorod, RU), Pudeyev; Andrey (Nizhny Novgorod, RU), Maltsev; Alexander (Nizhny Novgorod, RU)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: H04B 7/15 (20060101); H04L 12/28 (20060101); G06G 7/62 (20060101); G06F 17/50 (20060101); H04J 3/08 (20060101); H04J 1/10 (20060101); H04B 7/14 (20060101); H04B 7/185 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018