US Patent No. 10,652,806

DYNAMIC MULTI-CHANNEL POWER MANAGEMENT FOR NEIGHBOR DISCOVERY


Patent No. 10,652,806
Issue Date May 12, 2020
Title Dynamic Multi-channel Power Management For Neighbor Discovery
Inventorship Philip M. Hirz, Holladay, UT (US)
Brent Kenney, Bountiful, UT (US)
Thomas R. Giallorenzi, Sandy, UT (US)
Matthew J. Reimann, Draper, UT (US)
Patrick L. Newbold, Draper, UT (US)
Assignee L3 Technologies, Inc., New York, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,652,806

1. A method of transmitting a probe signal for locating neighbors to add to a network, the method comprising:transmitting a signal during a transmit cycle, the signal having a predetermined total power, the signal including a traffic channel transmitting user data to be communicated to other nodes in the network and a probe channel transmitting probe data to locate new nodes to add to the network, the transmit channel using a first portion of the total power while the probe channel uses a second portion of the total power of the signal;
performing a probe cycle by lowering the power in the first portion of the total power from a first traffic power level to a second traffic power level and raising the power in the second portion of the total power from a first probe power level to a second probe power level, but maintaining the total power at the same level as the total power during the transmit cycle; and
after the probe cycle, raising the power in the first portion of the total power and lowering the power in the second portion of the total power.