Samsung can measure the position of 4G and 5G base station antennas using a drone and artificial intelligence [AI] on June 22, US timeSuccessful demonstration of new systemI made it clear.
The mobile communication antenna is usually installed at a high place such as on a tower or roof. Therefore, when maintenance of the antenna is required, field technicians have to climb onto the tall tower. But Samsung aims to use drones to maintain base stations, provide an easier way to manage them, and improve worker safety and network performance.
According to Samsung, using this system, which was demonstrated on the company's premises, technicians in the field can use a smartphone to remotely drive a drone equipped with a camera and take an image of a base station antenna. The AI then checks the position of the antenna to see if it is installed at the correct angle.
5G is a next-generation mobile communication technology, and is expected to improve the communication speed, communication range, and responsiveness of mobile communication networks. Samsung is well known for 5G-enabled smartphones, but it also manufactures communication devices for building 5G networks. In the US, it provides 4G and 5G network services to U.S. Cellular, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.
Samsung plans to add a function that allows engineers to remotely adjust the antenna from a mobile device or PC without climbing the tower. The company plans to roll out this drone-based solution all over the world by 2020.
This article is from overseas CBS InteractivearticleIs edited by Asahi Interactive for Japan.