Approach for managing communications channels based on performance

DC
  • US 7,570,614 B2
  • Filed: 09/06/2001
  • Issued: 08/04/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/25/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for selecting communications channels for a communications system, the method comprising the computer-implemented steps of:

  • a communications device selecting, based upon performance of a plurality of communications channels and at least one performance criterion, a first communications channel from the plurality of communications channels;

    generating channel identification data that identifies the first communications channel;

    providing the channel identification data to a first participant;

    receiving a first communication from the first participant over a second communications channel from the plurality of communications channels;

    wherein the plurality of communications channels correspond to a set of frequencies and the first communication received from the first participant is based on a hopping sequence among at least two communications channels of the plurality of communications channels, according to a frequency hopping protocol; and

    wherein the channel identification data specifies that the first communications channel is not to be used by the first participant for the first communication.

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