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1. (WO2018083548) SELF-ADAPTING MILLIMETER-WAVE NETWORK

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/083548    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/055638
Publication Date: Sat May 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Sep 19 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04W 36/30
H04W 36/16
Applicants: SIKLU COMMUNICATION LTD.
Inventors: LEIBA, Yigal
Title: SELF-ADAPTING MILLIMETER-WAVE NETWORK
Abstract:
System and methods to adapt a network of millimeter-wave communication nodes to a changing condition. The system detects a changing condition and concludes that the network needs to be adjusted. As a result, the system transitions, substantially instantaneously, between a current network topology to a new network topology, by instructing each of several millimeter- wave communication nodes to electronically steer the respective millimeter-wave beam away from current destination node and toward another destination node. The end result is that several of the beams change direction during a short period of time, thereby transitioning to the new network topology without impacting ongoing communication. In some embodiments, the transition between network topologies is done multiple times in a systematic fashion so as to generally find an optimal network topology and not as a response to a changing condition. In some embodiments, the transition between network topologies is a normal ongoing mode of operation.