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1. (WO2018183178) SMALL CELL BASE STATIONS HAVING DRONE-MOUNTED RADIO UNITS AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/183178    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/024310
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: H04B 10/2575
H04B 10/80
H04L 12/10
Applicants: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Inventors: KENNEDY, Bryan K.
Title: SMALL CELL BASE STATIONS HAVING DRONE-MOUNTED RADIO UNITS AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS
Abstract:
A base station system includes a central hub having a baseband controller and a backhaul connection to an external network and a plurality of remote units that are connected to the central hub by respective wired power and cabling connections, each remote unit including an associated drone unit that has an aerial drone and a radio unit mounted thereon. The radio units are operated under control of the baseband controller to form a super cell that appears as a single base station to the external network.