Hybrid band radio with adaptive antenna arrays

  • US 9,572,163 B2
  • Filed: 05/26/2016
  • Issued: 02/14/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/17/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A hybrid band radio with adaptive antenna arrays for communicating outbound data to one or more other hybrid band radios, said hybrid band radio comprising:

  • a first antenna array comprising a plurality of first directive gain antenna elements;

    a first transmitter for transmitting first information over a first wireless link utilizing at least a first frequency band, the first information comprising at least first data, and the first transmitter coupled or couplable to at least one of the plurality of first directive gain antenna elements;

    a second antenna array comprising a plurality of second directive gain antenna elements;

    a second transmitter for transmitting second information over a second wireless link utilizing at least a second frequency band, the second information comprising at least second data, and the second transmitter coupled or couplable to at least one of the plurality of second directive gain antenna elements; and

    a controller at least for directing up to a first portion of the outbound data as first data for the first transmitter based at least upon a first performance metric associated with the first wireless link and upon a second performance metric associated with the second wireless link, and for directing up to a second portion of the outbound data as second data for the second transmitter based at least upon the first performance metric and the second performance metric;

    wherein the first frequency band is higher in radio frequency (RF) than the second frequency band;

    and wherein a second antenna beamwidth associated with the second antenna array is wider than a first antenna beamwidth associated with the first antenna array.

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