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Self organization of wireless sensor networks using ultra-wideband radios

United States Patent

June 16, 2009
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A novel UWB communications method and system that provides self-organization for wireless sensor networks is introduced. The self-organization is in terms of scalability, power conservation, channel estimation, and node synchronization in wireless sensor networks. The UWB receiver in the present invention adds two new tasks to conventional TR receivers. The two additional units are SNR enhancing unit and timing acquisition and tracking unit.
Dowla; Farid U. (Castro Valley, CA), Nekoogar; Franak (San Ramon, CA), Spiridon; Alex (Palo Alto, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 165,867
June 24, 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.