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A system and method for impulse radio power control wherein a first transceiver transmits an impulse radio signal to a second transceiver. A power control update is calculated according to a performance measurement of the signal received at the second transceiver. The transmitter power of either transceiver, depending on the particular embodiment, is adjusted according to the power control update. Various performance measurements are employed according to the current invention to calculate a power control update, including bit error rate, signal-to-noise ratio, and received signal strength, used alone or in combination. Interference is thereby reduced, which is particularly important where multiple impulse radios are operating in close proximity and their transmission interfere with one another. Reducing the transmitter power of each radio to a level that produces satisfactory reception increases the total number of radios that can operate in an area without saturation. Reducing transmitter power also increases transceiver efficiency.

Title
System and method for impulse radio power control
Application Number
9/332501
Publication Number
6539213 (B1)
Application Date
June 14, 1999
Publication Date
March 25, 2003
Inventor
Ivan A Cowie
Madison
AL, US
Larry W Fullerton
Brownsboro
AL, US
James L Richards
Fayetteville
TN, US
Agent
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
US
Assignee
Time Domain Corporation
AL, US
IPC
H04Q 7/20
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