Enhancements to Simulcast Resource Voting
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jun-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-17
The current resource voting algorithm within a voting/simulcast subsystem assumes a customer wishes to sacrifice RF channel capacity rather than coverage. Note that a voting/simulcast subsystem is composed of multiple RF sites. Subscriber sourced information received by the RF sites is voted at a comparator to form the best copy of the signal. Information traveling to a subscriber is transmitted by all RF sites within the subsystem on the same RF frequency and synchronized to minimize interference, which is also known as simulcast operation. A method is needed which allows the customer more flexibility, particularly as voting/simulcast subsystems increase in size. A resource voting algorithm which includes assignment of RF site weights can address this problem.