Patent Number: 8,817,742

Title: Overlay handover in a broadband wireless network

Abstract: Overlay handover is generally presented. In this regard, a method is introduced including storing a broadband wireless network composite signal in a sample buffer, processing the sample buffer using subcarriers associated with a serving base station to determine a bandwidth grant from a first MAP, and reprocessing the sample buffer using subcarriers associated with a neighboring co-channel base station to determine a bandwidth grant from a second MAP. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.

Inventors: Hartman; Susan (Hillsboro, OR), Yang; Xiangying (Portland, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: H04W 4/00 (20090101); H04W 72/00 (20090101); H04W 36/00 (20090101); H04J 1/00 (20060101); H04B 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018