Method And Apparatus For Dynamic Spectrum Access



Apparatus and methods are disclosed for improving wireless and other network communications, e.g., through improving resource utilization, which may comprise the steps of accumulating channel modeling information relating to channel performance; calculating a channel parameter threshold based on the accumulated channel modeling information, whereby the channel parameter, as measured, being above the threshold indicates the channel is a good channel; adjusting traffic over a selected good channel to improve performance of the network or a network resource. The network resource may comprises battery life for devices operating on the network, data rate for devices operating on the network, constituting or reconstituting ad hoc networks comprising nodes separated by multiple hops, continuity of connectivity within a single communication link over the network, etc. The apparatus and method of operating the apparatus may also comprise dynamically performing the adjusting step resulting from repeating the calculating step over time.

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David Peacock
Director - Intellectual Property Management
Stevens Institute of Technology
Rajarathnam Chandramouli