US 11,659,470 B2
Fast inter-base station ring (FIBR): new millimeter wave cellular network architectures and processes
Athanasios Koutsaftis, Brooklyn, NY (US); Rajeev Kumar, Brooklyn, NY (US); Pei Liu, McLean, VA (US); and Shivendra S. Panwar, Freehold, NJ (US)
Assigned to New York University, New York, NY (US)
Filed by New York University, New York, NY (US)
Filed on Oct. 30, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/85,260.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/928,345, filed on Oct. 30, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2021/0136656 A1, May 6, 2021
Int. Cl. H04L 12/42 (2006.01); H04L 1/00 (2006.01); H04W 40/32 (2009.01); H04W 48/16 (2009.01); H04W 48/20 (2009.01); H04W 76/15 (2018.01); H04W 40/22 (2009.01); H04L 1/1867 (2023.01); H04W 28/04 (2009.01); H04W 40/24 (2009.01); H04W 88/08 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 40/32 (2013.01) [H04L 1/1874 (2013.01); H04L 1/1896 (2013.01); H04L 12/42 (2013.01); H04W 28/04 (2013.01); H04W 40/22 (2013.01); H04W 40/246 (2013.01); H04W 48/16 (2013.01); H04W 48/20 (2013.01); H04W 76/15 (2018.02); H04W 88/085 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
a) grouping a plurality of distributed units of a base station (DUBS) in a target area (TA) to form a ring network, wherein the ring network further includes a centralized unit of the base station (CUBS);
b) responsive to a mobile user equipment (UE), entering the TA, conducting, by the UE, a search procedure to find any available DUBSs of the ring network with which the UE can communicate mobile data at a predetermined acceptable level;
c) discovering by the UE, the available DUBSs with which it can communicate mobile data;
d) selecting, a plurality of the available DUBSs;
e) submitting a request, by the UE, for the plurality of selected available DUBSs to serve as an access point for the UE on the ring network;
f) accepting, by each of the plurality of selected available DUBSs, the request and adding, by each of the plurality of selected available DUBSs, an identifier of the UE (UE ID) to an address filter database (AFD); and
g) receiving or determining, by the UE, channel state information with each of the plurality of selected available DUBSs.