METHOD FOR BEAMS LAYDOWN IN POWER-CONSTRAINED SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
Original Publication Date: 1998-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-22
In satellite cellular communication systems, beam activation schedules need to be managed in a systematic manner to ensure a proper balance between system capacity, communication quality, and power consumption. However, the following phenomena or problems are encountered when designing beam management algorithms: I) A snapshot of beam activation schedules is designed: Because of this snapshot schedule beams to be activated at one time are independent from other times thus making it very difficult to allocate communication channels to handle call handoff processes.