US 9,813,141 B1
Dynamic control of automatic gain control (AGC) in a repeater system
Sreekar Marupaduga, Overland Park, KS (US); and Andrew Mark Wurtenberger, Olathe, KS (US)
Assigned to Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)
Filed by Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)
Filed on Jul. 29, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/223,963.
Int. Cl. H04W 4/00 (2009.01); H04B 7/155 (2006.01); H04W 28/02 (2009.01)
CPC H04B 7/15535 (2013.01) [H04W 28/0268 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of operating a Long Term Evolution (LTE) communication system to dynamically control Automatic Gain Control (AGC) in a repeater system serving individual User Equipment (UE), the method comprising:
identifying individual UEs served by a repeater section of the repeater system based on a location of the UEs within the repeater system and identifying one or more Quality-of-Service (QoS) Class Identifiers (QCIs) used by the individual UEs;
determining a Variable Bit Rate (VBR)-to-Guaranteed Bit Rate (GBR) QCI ratio based on a number of VBR QCIs used by the identified individual UEs to a total number of GBR QCIs used by the identified individual UEs;
comparing the VBR-to-GBR QCI ratio to a VBR QCI threshold and determining that the VBR-to-GBR QCI ratio exceeds the VBR QCI threshold;
in response to determining that the VBR-to-GBR QCI ratio exceeds the VBR QCI threshold, instructing the repeater section in the repeater system to disable the AGC; and
wherein the AGC is dynamically controlled based at least on one of a UE attachment, a QCI establishment, and a timer.