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Multi-channel time-reversal receivers for multi and 1-bit implementations

United States Patent

7,463,690
December 9, 2008
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A communication system for transmitting a signal through a channel medium comprising digitizing the signal, time-reversing the digitized signal, and transmitting the signal through the channel medium. In one embodiment a transmitter is adapted to transmit the signal, a multiplicity of receivers are adapted to receive the signal, a digitizer digitizes the signal, and a time-reversal signal processor is adapted to time-reverse the digitized signal. An embodiment of the present invention includes multi bit implementations. Another embodiment of the present invention includes 1-bit implementations. Another embodiment of the present invention includes a multiplicity of receivers used in the step of transmitting the signal through the channel medium.
Candy; James V. (Danville, CA), Chambers; David H. (Livermore, CA), Guidry; Brian L. (Tracy, CA), Poggio; Andrew J. (Livermore, CA), Robbins; Christopher L. (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 271,334
20060098746
November 10, 2005
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.