Ad-hoc radio communication system

CAFC
  • US 6,980,522 B2
  • Filed: 03/01/2001
  • Issued: 12/27/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/02/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An ad-hoc radio communication system comprising a plurality of stations formed into at least one network, wherein at least one station including transceiver means coupled to antenna means for communication with other stations, control means for enabling master or slave functionality in the station and ranking means for determining a rank representative of the station'"'"'s suitability for acting as master in the network using performance characteristics of the antenna means in view of its local environment, wherein at least one of the stations has comparison means for determining the rank of all the stations in the network and master transfer means for enabling the station having the highest rank to take the role of master in the network.

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