Method for installing a backhaul radio with an antenna array

  • US 9,325,398 B2
  • Filed: 08/28/2015
  • Issued: 04/26/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/10/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for installing a first backhaul radio with an antenna array comprising a plurality of directive gain antenna elements to communicate with at least one second backhaul radio, wherein each directive gain antenna element is couplable to at least one receive RF chain or transmit RF chain, said method comprising:

  • course aligning a physical configuration of the first backhaul radio or an arrangement of the antenna array within the first backhaul radio in a direction chosen to connect with the at least one second backhaul radio;

    scanning a plurality of radio frequency channels for detection of radio signals transmitted from one or more other radio systems, thereby generating scan data;

    transmitting at least one channel sounding signal to the at least one second backhaul radio or receiving at least one channel sounding signal from the at least one second backhaul radio, thereby generating at least one link performance metric; and

    adjusting at least one network parameter based upon at least the scan data and the at least one link performance metric, thereby reducing a potential of interference between the first backhaul radio and the one or more other radio systems or improving a link performance between the first backhaul radio and the at least one second backhaul radio;

    wherein the adjusting at least one network parameter comprises one or more of;

    selecting one or more frequency channels to be utilized between the first backhaul radio and the at least one second backhaul radio;

    adjusting an effective radiation pattern of the antenna array;

    selecting one or more of the plurality of directive gain antenna elements; and

    fine aligning the physical configuration of the first backhaul radio or the arrangement of the antenna array within the first backhaul radio.

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