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Disclosed are systems and methods which proactively determine particular access terminals which are compatible for simultaneous communication at a high data rate and preferred embodiments provide scheduling of simultaneous communications such that data communication is optimized. Preferred embodiments of the present invention utilize a multiple element antenna array, and associated array response vectors associated with narrow antenna beam forming techniques, (adaptive array antennas) to identify compatible access terminals, such as by calculating a correlation between particular access terminals and, preferably utilizing a predetermined correlation threshold, identifying suitably uncorrelated access terminals. Using such information embodiments of the present invention may determine which particular access terminals may be controlled to transmit at a high data rate at a same time. Embodiments of the present invention are operable with respect to the forward and/or reverse links.

Title
Directed maximum ratio combining and scheduling of high rate transmission for data networks
Application Number
9/874930
Publication Number
7085240 (B2)
Application Date
June 5, 2001
Publication Date
August 1, 2006
Inventor
Shimon B Scherzer
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Piu Bill Wong
Monte Sereno
CA, US
Jiangfeng Wu
Campbell
CA, US
Agent
Fulbright & Jaworski
Assignee
Kathrein Werke KG
DE
IPC
H04B 17/00
H04Q 7/00
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