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METHOD TO ALLOW MULTIPLE VOCODERS IN A DIGITAL RADIO SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008629D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-28
Document File: 1 page(s) / 71K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Walt Anderson: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In present systems, all user populations are restricted to using a single vocoder for a given channel rate. This restricts the system's ability to provide: * Optimizations for different speakers.

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MOTOROLA Technicul Developtnents

METHOD TO ALLOW MULTIPLE VOCODERS IN A DIGITAL RADIO SYSTEM

by Walt Anderson and Nicole Sallak

THE PROBLEM

  In present systems, all user populations are restricted to using a single vocoder for a given channel rate. This restricts the system's ability to provide:

* Optimizations for different speakers.

Examples: multiple languages, gender differences

* Optimizations for different environments, such as high background noise or equipment differences.

* Experimental vocoders.

* User-originated, modified or personalize vocoders.

* Smooth upgrades to new vocoders.

THE INVENTION

  The invention is to add the sightiling and call management necessary to permit multiple vocoders to simultaneously co-exist in a digital radio system.

PRIOR ART

  There are currently two forms of prior art that are relevant to this invention. The first is GSM Cellular, which uses a bit in the call signaling header to select a channel rate and corresponding vocoder (3: 1 or 61 I) on a call by call basis. It does not provide the ability to use different, same-rate vocoders. A second prior art, relevant to the implementation described below is in SmartZone systems, which can map DIU capabilities to Talkgroup characteris- tics and can dynamically assign DlUs to the requirements of a given call.

THE IMPLEMENTATION

  In order to permit an Astro/APCO radio system to support multiple vocoders, the existing call signaling and control mechanisms would need to be modified. The call signaling would need to add a vocoder ID to the header...