METHOD OF OUTPUT PAYLOAD PACING IN A SIMULCAST CONTROLLER USING IMPRECISE TIME REFERENCES
Original Publication Date: 2003-Feb-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Feb-19
A simulcast channel controller in a wireless communications system is required to continuously pace out transmit payload packets at an average rate that corresponds exactly to the downstream air interface data rate. The controller must be able to continue this indefinitely since there is no limit on the duration for which continuous channel transmission may be required. In addition, in order to coordinate all of its simulcast transmitters, the controller must set a transmit ‘launch time’ for each packet. The launch time is the absolute time at which all of the simulcast transmitters must begin to transmit the packet together.