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1. (WO1999008402) WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF SELECTABLE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/008402    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/016283
Publication Date: Fri Feb 19 00:59:59 CET 1999 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 05 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: H04B 7/06
H04B 7/08
Applicants: MICRON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Inventors: WOOD, Clifton, W., Jr.
Title: WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF SELECTABLE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS METHOD
Abstract:
A wireless communications system comprising a first transponder adapted to be coupled to one of a plurality of selectable antennas, having a look-up table including locations holding data representing antennas, and having pointers pointing to selected ones of the locations, the pointers defining an order in which antennas will be used to attempt communications; and a second transponder configured to communicate with the first transponder, wherein the first transponder uses an antenna defined by data in one location of the table for communication with the second transponder, and , if successful communication with the second transponder is not established, the first transponder uses an antenna defined by data in another location of the table selected in accordance with the order defined by the pointers.