Some content of this application is unavailable at the moment.
If this situation persists, please contact us atFeedback&Contact
1. (WO2019032405) RECTANGULAR ELEMENT ARRAY PROVIDING DYNAMIC WIRELESS COVERAGE
Note: Text based on automatic Optical Character Recognition processes. Please use the PDF version for legal matters

We Claim:

1. A method comprising:

detecting a trigger for configuring an element array of an antenna that is associated with an access device;

determining one or more characteristics of a wireless network associated with the access device;

based on the one or more characteristics of the wireless network, determining an optimal configuration of one or more enabled elements of the element array; and

implementing the optimal configuration of one or more enabled elements of the element array of the antenna.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the trigger for configuring the element array comprises a change with respect to the wireless network associated with the access device.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the element array of the antenna comprises an element array with a horizontal external dimension greater than a vertical external dimension of the element array.

4. The method of claim 1, wherein the one or more characteristics of the wireless network comprise a location of one or more stations relative to the access device.

5. The method of claim 1, wherein implementing the optimal configuration of one or more enabled elements of the element array comprises enabling one or more elements of the element array of the antenna.

6. The method of claim 1, wherein implementing the optimal configuration of one or more enabled elements of the element array comprises disabling one or more elements of the element array of the antenna.

7. The method of claim 1, wherein determining the optimal configuration of one or more enabled elements of the element array comprises identifying the optimal configuration as an element array configuration that is associated with one or more of the determined characteristics of the wireless network.

8. An access device comprising:

an antenna comprising an element array; and

an array configuration module that:

detects a trigger for configuring the element array;

determines one or more characteristics of a wireless network associated with the access device;

based on the one or more characteristics of the wireless network,

determines an optimal configuration of one or more enabled elements of the element array; and

implements the optimal configuration of one or more enabled elements of the element array.

9. The access device of claim 8, wherein the trigger for configuring the element array comprises a change with respect to the wireless network associated with the access device.

10. The access device of claim 8, wherein the one or more characteristics of the wireless network comprise a location of one or more stations relative to the access device.

11. The access device of claim 8, wherein implementing the optimal configuration of one or more enabled elements of the element array comprises enabling one or more elements of the element array of the antenna.

12. The access device of claim 8, wherein implementing the optimal configuration of one or more enabled elements of the element array comprises disabling one or more elements of the element array of the antenna.

13. The access device of claim 8, wherein determining the optimal configuration of one or more enabled elements of the element array comprises identifying the optimal configuration as an element array configuration that is associated with one or more of the determined characteristics of the wireless network.

14. One or more non-transitory computer readable media having instructions operable to cause one or more processors to perform the operations comprising:

detecting a trigger for configuring an element array of an antenna that is associated with an access device;

determining one or more characteristics of a wireless network associated with the access device;

based on the one or more characteristics of the wireless network, determining an optimal configuration of one or more enabled elements of the element array; and

implementing the optimal configuration of one or more enabled elements of the element array of the antenna.

15. The one or more non-transitory computer-readable media of claim 14, wherein the trigger for configuring the element array comprises a change with respect to the wireless network associated with the access device.

16. The one or more non-transitory computer-readable media of claim 14, wherein the element array of the antenna comprises an element array with an external horizontal dimension greater than an external vertical dimension of the element array.

17. The one or more non-transitory computer-readable media of claim 14, wherein the one or more characteristics of the wireless network comprise a location of one or more stations relative to the access device.

18. The one or more non-transitory computer-readable media of claim 14, wherein implementing the optimal configuration of one or more enabled elements of the element array comprises enabling one or more elements of the element array of the antenna.

19. The one or more non-transitory computer-readable media of claim 14, wherein implementing the optimal configuration of one or more enabled elements of the element array comprises disabling one or more elements of the element array of the antenna.

20. The one or more non-transitory computer-readable media of claim 14, wherein determining the optimal configuration of one or more enabled elements of the element array comprises identifying the optimal configuration as an element array configuration that is associated with one or more of the determined characteristics of the wireless network.