Pulse series sustaining time distribution based on attenuation intensity and mobility

Application Number: 00104998
Application Date: 2000.04.07
Publication Number: 1270456
Publication Date: 2000.10.18
Priority Information: 1999/4/8 US 09/288,587
International: H04B7/26
Applicant(s) Name: Lucent Technologies Inc.
Inventor(s) Name: Chen Xiaoxin;Guo Wenyi
Patent Agency Code: 11038
Patent Agent: jiang shixun
Abstract The invention provides a novel burst duration assignment process that increases the performance and improves the throughput of communication systems. In particular, the invention provides an optimal burst duration assignment methodology such that resources are efficiently utilized and maximized in a communication system such as a code division multiple access(CDMA) system. According to the invention, burst duration is assigned based on channel fading fluctuation and user mobility in the communication system. In general, shorter burst duration is assigned to users with higher fading fluctuation and high mobility. Longer burst duration is assigned to users with lower fading fluctuation and low mobility. In a particular embodiment of the invention, the burst assignment is based on a function of duration versus fluctuation.