Radio communication system with plural paths from a primary station with plural antennas to a secondary station

  • US 9,178,577 B2
  • Filed: 04/23/2002
  • Issued: 11/03/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/25/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A radio communication system having a communication channel comprising:

  • a primary station having a plurality of antennas;

    a secondary station having at least one antenna; and

    a plurality of paths between the primary station and the secondary station,the primary station further comprising;

    means for transmitting, substantially simultaneously, a plurality of data packets to the secondary station, the packets being transmitted via different subsets of the plurality of paths, andthe secondary station further comprising;

    means for;

    receiving the plurality of data packets,determining whether the data packets were received correctly,signaling said determination to the primary station for the plurality of packets,signaling to the primary station a number of simultaneous data streams that the secondary station is capable of receiving or processing, andreceiving a re-transmission of incorrectly received data packets via selected ones of the subsets of the plurality of paths, said selected ones of the subsets of the plurality of paths corresponding to the subsets of the plurality of paths utilized for an initial transmission of the incorrectly received data packets, andwherein at least one of a modulation scheme and a coding scheme for re-transmission of said data packets on said selected ones of the subsets of the plurality of paths is different from the modulation and coding scheme utilized for said selected ones of the subsets of the plurality of paths during said initial transmission of said data packets.

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