WIDE AREA COMMUNICATION NETWORK RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD USING NEXT VALID SITE
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-03
Wide area trunked communication system subscriber units are designed with site selection/ registration algorithms which utilize a combination of site preference(s) and signal strength. A subscriber unit will affiliate or register for communication services with a particular site within the wide area communications network based on the site selection algorithm. Wide area system designs require over- lapping RF coverage of each site within the network to support portable subscriber needs and offer "seamless" hand-off as a subscriber roams from one site to an adjacent site.