Improved use of network capacity

David Harle (Inventor), Christos Tachtatzis (Inventor), Gordon Morison (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

There is provided a method of improving the use of the capacity of an ultra wideband (UWB) network, the network comprising a plurality of channels the network further comprising a plurality of devices, each device forming a respective beacon group on a first one of the channels, each beacon group including at least one other device in the plurality of devices; the method comprising transmitting data from a first device in a beacon group using a channel other than the first channel whilst a second device in the beacon group transmits data using the first channel. The channels are time frequency code (TFC) channels in a multi band orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MB-OFDM) system. The invention essentially allows device pairs that would be inactive but awaiting a transmission slot, to switch TFC channels within a superframe and to transmit their data in a slot on another channel which would otherwise be unused.
LanguageEnglish
Patent numberWO2008142368 A1
IPCH04L 12/56
Priority date18/05/07
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2008

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Time switches
Broadband networks
Patents and inventions
Ultra-wideband (UWB)
Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing

Keywords

  • network capacity
  • network ananlysis
  • transmitting data
  • ultra wideband network

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Harle, D., Tachtatzis, C., & Morison, G. (2008). IPC No. H04L 12/56. Improved use of network capacity. (Patent No. WO2008142368 A1).
Harle, David (Inventor) ; Tachtatzis, Christos (Inventor) ; Morison, Gordon (Inventor). / Improved use of network capacity. IPC No.: H04L 12/56. Patent No.: WO2008142368 A1.
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Improved use of network capacity. / Harle, David (Inventor); Tachtatzis, Christos (Inventor); Morison, Gordon (Inventor).

IPC No.: H04L 12/56. Patent No.: WO2008142368 A1.

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Harle D, Tachtatzis C, Morison G, inventors. Improved use of network capacity. H04L 12/56. 2008 Nov 27.