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Wireless autonomous device data transmission
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Author and Affiliation: Sammel, Jr., David W. [Inventor]
Cain, James T. [Inventor]
Mickle, Marlin H. [Inventor]
Mi, Minhong [Inventor]
Abstract: A method of communicating information from a wireless autonomous device (WAD) to a base station. The WAD has a data element having a predetermined profile having a total number of sequenced possible data element combinations. The method includes receiving at the WAD an RF profile transmitted by the base station that includes a triggering portion having a number of pulses, wherein the number is at least equal to the total number of possible data element combinations. The method further includes keeping a count of received pulses and wirelessly transmitting a piece of data, preferably one bit, to the base station when the count reaches a value equal to the stored data element's particular number in the sequence. Finally, the method includes receiving the piece of data at the base station and using the receipt thereof to determine which of the possible data element combinations the stored data element is.
Publication Date: Mar 05, 2013
Document ID:
20130013511
(Acquired May 23, 2013)
Subject Category: COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR
Report/Patent Number: US-Patent-8,391,375, US-Patent-Appl-SN-11/743,938
Document Type: Patent
Financial Sponsor: NASA; Washington, DC United States
Organization Source: Pittsburgh Univ.; Pittsburgh, PA United States
Description: 14p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: WIRELESS COMMUNICATION; AUTONOMY; DATA TRANSMISSION; RADIO FREQUENCIES; STATIONS
Miscellaneous Notes: This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 60/798,404, entitled "Device Data Transmission," which was filed on May 5, 2006, the disclosure of which is incorporated herein by reference.
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