Patent Number: 8,792,326

Title: Ranging and distance based wireless link spectrum selection

Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing spectral allocation for a wireless link in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method determines a distance/range for the wireless link and assigns an optimal sub-carrier frequency to the wireless link based on (1) a higher frequency to lower frequency priority and (2) on the value of the distance/range of the wireless link. Higher frequency sub-carriers are assigned to wireless links that have a shorter distance/range and lower frequency sub-carriers are assigned to wireless links that have a longer distance/range. The method of the present work increases the spectral efficiency of the wireless communication system and improves system bandwidth.

Inventors: Nagaraja; Nagendra (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated

International Classification: H04L 12/64 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018