Mobility Service in a Two-Way Radio Voting Sub-System
Original Publication Date: 2002-Feb-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Feb-27
In two-way radio systems the need exists for a reliable and cost effective automatic mechanism to enable subscribers to roam throughout the RF coverage area of a number of base stations. Systems with the need to have greater coverage than that supplied by one base station have had to rely on a number of sub-optimum techniques to allow subscriber radios to move from one stations coverage to anothers without subscriber operator manual operations. The techniques previously used have included sub-systems that voted the received signals from a number of stations RF receivers. The voted signal is then broadcast to the stations attached to the voter. These stations usually have unique transmit frequencies and a common receive frequency. In this way the transmissions from the stations are non-interfering. The goal is to get the subscriber radio to be assigned the proper receive frequency to receive a strong signal from a nearby station.