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Davis, Llorca, and Milner Receive U.S. Patent No. 8,831,524

Davis, Llorca, and Milner Receive U.S. Patent No. 8,831,524

Professor Christopher Davis
Professor Christopher Davis

Minta Martin Professor of Engineering Christopher Davis (ECE/ISR ), Stuart Milner (Civil and Environmental Engineering), and Professor Davis’s former student Dr. Jaime Llorca of Alcatel-Lucent Bell Laboratories have been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8831524 titled, “Systems, Methods, Devices, And Computer Program Products For Control And Performance Prediction In Wireless Networks.”

The patent was received on September 9, 2014. The abstract of the patent is as follows:

Systems, methods, devices, and computer program products are directed to mobility control and performance prediction in directional wireless networks. Network coverage and connectivity are optimized. Convex and non-convex network modeling is implemented to provide adaptive topology con­trol and mobility control within the network, whereby communication links are retained, released, or reconfigured based on their communication role within the network architecture. Optionally or alternatively, network health is monitored, future network failure or degradation conditions are predicted, and the network reconfigures responsive to the pre­dictions to avoid the failure or degradation conditions.

Davis’s current research interests include optical and RF directional wireless, real-time advanced surveillance systems with “event” detection, the optical properties of nanostructures where surface plasmons can be excited, laser interferometry, dielectrometry, fiber sensors and biosensors, optical trace detection, atmospheric turbulence, optical communication systems and devices, and studies of the biological effects of non-ionizing radiation. 

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September 23, 2014


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