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Downhole drilling network using burst modulation techniques

United States Patent

April 3, 2007
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A downhole drilling system is disclosed in one aspect of the present invention as including a drill string and a transmission line integrated into the drill string. Multiple network nodes are installed at selected intervals along the drill string and are adapted to communicate with one another through the transmission line. In order to efficiently allocate the available bandwidth, the network nodes are configured to use any of numerous burst modulation techniques to transmit data.
Hall; David R. (Provo, UT), Fox; Joe (Spanish Fork, UT)
IntelliServ, Inc. (Provo, UT)
10/ 710,769
August 2, 2004
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-01NT41229 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.