Patent Number: 8,743,838

Title: Millimeter-wave communication station and method for scheduling association beamforming training with collision avoidance

Abstract: Embodiments of a millimeter-wave communication station and method for scheduling association beamforming training (A-BFT) with collision avoidance are generally described herein. In some embodiments an initiating station transmits a transmit sector-sweep frame in each of its antenna sectors and receives a reverse transmit sector-sweep frame from two or more unassociated responding stations. The initiating station transmits a sector-sweep feedback frame to each of the responding stations to indicate whether each responding station is to perform beamforming training in a current beacon interval or a subsequent beacon interval. The sector-sweep feedback frame may indicate an order in which the responding stations are to perform beamforming training in subsequent beacon intervals.

Inventors: Gong; Michelle X. (Sunnyvale, CA), Cordeiro; Carlos (Portland, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: H04W 4/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 2022-06-03 0:00:00