Wireless communication devices include a software-defined radio coupled to processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to execute computer programming code. Storage media is coupled to the processing circuitry and includes computer programming code configured to cause the processing circuitry to configure and reconfigure the software-defined radio to operate on each of a plurality of communication networks according to a selected sequence. Methods for communicating with a wireless device and methods of wireless network-hopping are also disclosed.
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS STATEMENT
The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-05-ID 14517 between the United States Department of Energy and Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC.