Arrangements for beam refinement in a wireless network

  • US 8,068,844 B2
  • Filed: 12/31/2008
  • Issued: 11/29/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/31/2008
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A beamforming method comprising:

  • determining at least part of a maximum ratio combining (MRC) vector;

    determining at least part of a first maximum ratio transmission (MRT) vector;

    transmitting a sounding vector based on the first MRT vector;

    receiving the sounding vector utilizing the MRC vector;

    determine a parameter of the received sounding vector;

    transmitting the parameter back to a source;

    performing a directional transmission based on the parameter and the first MRT vector; and

    terminating the beamforming method when a predetermined condition is met.

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