Synchronous and asynchronous data traffic over multipoint ad-hoc telecommunication networks is scheduled in frames, and bandwidth in such networks is allocated based on packet type and traffic type by a scheduler that points to frame descriptors, or data structures, that define where data is located, what packet type to use for the transmission, etc. The scheduling of reception is implicit, viz., there is always a transmit/receive descriptor pair. The same scheduler can schedule traffic in interconnected networks in which there is a participant, even if the networks are unsynchronized to one another, and the scheduler can schedule connection-setup actions, such as page and inquiry. The scheduler can also schedule non-actions, or inactivity, such as “no operation” and “sleep”.

Title
Flexible frame scheduler for simultaneous circuit-and packet-switched communicaion
Application Number
10/196347
Publication Number
20030031208
Application Date
July 16, 2002
Publication Date
February 13, 2003
Inventor
Aysegul Findikli
Palo Alto
CA, US
Sven Jerlhagan
Bo Lilliehorn
Stefan Nilsson
Magnus Anehem
Agent
Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis
VA, US
Agent
Ronald L Grudziecki
VA, US
IPC
H04J 03/24
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