Antenna selection scheme for multiple antennae

CAFC
  • US 8,417,205 B2
  • Filed: 09/17/2007
  • Issued: 04/09/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/17/2007
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method to select an antenna among a plurality of antennae based on at least one quality indicator, the method comprising:

  • monitoring at least one antenna of the antennae during a fraction of at least one preamble period of a frame to derive at least one quality indicator corresponding to the at least one antenna;

    storing the at least one quality indicator derived from monitoring the at least one antenna during the fraction of at least one preamble period of a frame; and

    selectively switching to a selected antenna of the antennae after a number of frames, based on the at least one quality indicator corresponding to the at least one antenna, wherein the number of frames equals or exceeds the number of antennae in the plurality of antennae.

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