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WIRELESS CONTROL AND INTERFACE WITH CELLULAR BASE TRANSCEIVER SYSTEMS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000126919D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Aug-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Aug-10
Document File: 3 page(s) / 220K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Curtis Eickerman: INVENTOR [+2]

Abstract

The service performed on cellular network sites, may need to be done under extreme environmental conditions. The field service personnel have to make equipment connections to the site, particularly to the Base Transceiver Stations (BTS), in order to service it or to calibrate it. These connections may extend the time required to service a site. The disclosed idea hereby presented introduces the use of wireless network equipment and technology to make those connections. The result of such implementation is reduced cycle time, and the advantage to the field service personnel to service the site from the interior of their vehicle.

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MOTOROLA TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS

INFORMATION SHEET

FOR DEFENSIVE PUBLICATION

Date:                       07/07/2005

Title:                       Wireless control and interface with cellular Base Transceiver Systems

Docket No.:           CE14876W

Author #1

Name:                     CURTIS EICKERMAN

Author #2

Name:                     FRANK ROCHA

 


Wireless control and interface with cellular Base Transceiver Systems

By Curtis Eickerman, Frank Rocha

Motorola, Inc.

Networks Business

 

ABSTRACT

The service performed on cellular network sites, may need to be done under extreme environmental conditions. The field service personnel have to make equipment connections to the site, particularly to the Base Transceiver Stations (BTS), in order to service it or to calibrate it. These connections may extend the time required to service a site.

The disclosed idea hereby presented introduces the use of wireless network equipment and technology to make those connections.

The result of such implementation is reduced cycle time, and the advantage to the field service personnel to service the site from the interior of their vehicle.

PROBLEM

Occasionally, cell sites need to be serviced for trouble resolution or for routine maintenance; In some instances, and if the service is performed with the purpose of bringing up a downed site, the field service personnel has to repair the site under any environmental condition. They may be working in the middle of the night, or in 115º F weather, or in the middle of a blizzard, etc. These conditions adversely affect the time required to bring the site to operational status. System availability is critical for cellular service providers, and anything that can be done to expedite and facilitate maintainability, and consequently availability, will increase the value of Motorola’s cellular infrastructure products.

SOLUTION

Part of the service performed on the cell sites includes the access and control of the Base Transceiver Stations (BTS). For this to happen, it is necessary to control the BTS by connecting computing equipment to it. Allowing the computing equipment to interface with the BTS without the need for cables would enable some service, maintenance and audit work to be performed more efficiently. Furthermore, this repair or maintenance service could be performed without ever leaving the vehicle and without having to make any wired connections to the BTS.

Figure 1 illustrates the idea her...