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Design Tool for Base-Station Placement (ISR IP)

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Inventors
Tony Ephremides, Dimitrios Stamatelos

U.S. Patent: 5,987,328

Description
This invention is directed to a tool allowing for the placement of transmitters in an indoor or outdoor wireless network to optimize coverage. The invention provides the network designer the ability to describe indoor or outdoor environments, to predict attenuation levels throughout the area, to estimate cell coverage, to compute the cost functions, and to find the optimal location and power of the base-stations. The designer, interacting with the tool through the graphical user interface, is able to change the optimization parameters (number of base stations, base-station location, transmitted power, number of elements of the arrays etc.), obtain the performance measures of a particular network configuration, and finally get the configurations that satisfy the designer's specifications.

The software used to perform computational tasks in the preferred embodiment is programmed in C, while the user interface and the graphics functions are handled by Matlab (a trademark of Mathworks, Inc.) high-level routines. The user interface meets the requirements for interactivity and simplicity in use. The system is portable; versions for X-Windows and Microsoft Windows platforms are already available, and the preferred embodiment could be ported to other personal computers, workstations, minicomputers, mainframes or other computing devices as needed.

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If you would like to license this intellectual property, have questions, would like to contact the inventors, or need more information, contact ISR External Relations Director Jeff Coriale at coriale@umd.edu or 301.405.6604.

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June 16, 2007


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