Global Patent Index - EP 1845584 A1

EP 1845584 A1 2007-10-17 - Apparatus for selecting a beamforming direction

Title (en)

Apparatus for selecting a beamforming direction

Title (de)

Gerät zur Bestimmung der Keulenrichtung

Title (fr)

Appareil de sélection de la direction du faisceau

Publication

EP 1845584 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 06112581 A

Priority

EP 06112581 A

Abstract (en)

Apparatus for selecting the beamforming direction of a node in a wireless network, said apparatus comprising: a control module for controlling the beamforming direction of an antenna connected to said apparatus, said control module changing the beam angle in individual steps; a receiving module for overhearing the ongoing transmissions and for extracting one or more neighborhood parameters being indicative of the overheard transmission at the different angle steps; said control module calculating a decision parameter for each angle step and comparing said decision parameters of said different angle steps to select based thereupon the angle corresponding to the optimum decision parameter as the beamforming direction for said antenna.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01Q 3/26 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01Q 1/1257 (2013.01); H01Q 3/08 (2013.01); H01Q 3/26 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE GB

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA HR MK YU

EPO simple patent family

EP 1845584 A1 20071017; EP 1845584 B1 20081210; DE 602006004175 D1 20090122; JP 2007288786 A 20071101; JP 4629065 B2 20110209

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