Approach for managing the use of communications channels based on performance

  • US 9,379,769 B2
  • Filed: 10/27/2014
  • Issued: 06/28/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/25/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A wireless communications device for use in a frequency hopping communication system, the wireless communications device comprising:

  • one or more processors; and

    one or more memories storing instructions which, when processed by the one or more processors, cause the wireless communications device to perform;

    monitoring a plurality of communication channels, the plurality of communication channels used by the wireless communications device for communicating, according to a frequency hopping sequence, with another wireless communications device in the frequency hopping communication system;

    based at least on results of the monitoring, classifying one or more communications channels of the plurality of communication channels as good and classifying one or more communications channels of the plurality of communication channels as bad;

    transmitting information to the other wireless communications device identifying at least one of;

    a) the one or more communication channels classified as good, or b) the one or more communication channels classified as bad;

    communicating, according to a frequency hopping sequence, with the other wireless communications device over the one or more communication channels classified as good while avoiding communicating with the other wireless communications device over the one or more communication channels classified as bad.

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