System, method, and devices for multi-path communication

  • US 9,635,599 B2
  • Filed: 10/01/2015
  • Issued: 04/25/2017
  • 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, each data packet being transmitted via a different subset of the plurality of paths, andthe secondary station further comprising means for receiving the plurality of data packets, for determining whether each data packet is received correctly, for notifying the primary station whether each data packet is received correctly, and for sending the primary station an indication of a number of simultaneous data streams that the secondary station is capable of receiving or processing, wherein notifying the primary station whether each data packet is received correctly comprises transmitting a positive acknowledgement (ACK) for each of the plurality of data packets that are received correctly and a negative acknowledgement (NACK) for each of the plurality of data packets that are not received correctly, and wherein the same channelization and scrambling parameters are utilized for transmission of each positive acknowledgment (ACK) or negative acknowledgment (NACK) corresponding to said plurality of data packets.

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