06898437 is referenced by 46 patents and cites 10 patents.

The invention relates to a method of operating a communication network, the network comprising a plurality of stations which are able to transmit data to and receive data from one another. The method comprises monitoring, at each station, the transmission path quality between that station and each other station with which that station can communicate. Data corresponding to the monitored path quality is recorded at each station, thereby permitting a transmission power value based on the relevant path quality data to be selected when transmitting data to another station. Thus, the probability of transmitting data to any selected station at an optimum power level is increased. Each station transmits path quality data in its own transmissions as well as local noise/interference data, so that other stations can obtain path quality data for a particular station even if they are out of range of that particular station. The invention extends to communication apparatus which can be used to implement the method.

Title
Power adaption in a multi-station network
Application Number
9/463541
Publication Number
6898437 (B1)
Application Date
August 3, 1998
Publication Date
May 24, 2005
Inventor
James David Larsen
Pretoria
ZA
Mark Sievert Larsen
Val-De-Grace
ZA
Agent
Ladas & Parry
Assignee
Iwics
WA, US
IPC
H04B 001/034
H04L 012/56
H04Q 007/38
H04B 007/005
H04B 007/26
H04Q 007/04
H04B 001/40
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