Patent Number: 8,879,535

Title: PSS detection process for an LTE communication network

Abstract: Cell detection process for a communication network, such as a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system; comprising the steps of: receiving signal samples (i.e. OFDM samples in the case of LTE) transmitted by at least one Base Station (BS); performing a first Primary Synchronization Signal (PSS) correlation measurement with a predetermined PSS sequence in order to generate a first PSS correlation measurement sequence; performing a second Primary Synchronization Signal (PSS) correlation measurement in order to generate a second PSS correlation measurement sequence; comparing said first and second correlation measurement sequences with a predetermined threshold in order to determine peak values, determining common peak values substantially corresponding to similar locations within the half radio frame, and identifying the PSS corresponding to said common peak positions.

Inventors: Tomatis; Fabrizio (Saint Laurent du Var, FR), Toufik; Issam (Juan les pins, FR)

Assignee: ST-Ericsson SA

International Classification: H04J 3/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00