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Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS REMOTE TELEMETRY USING AD-HOC NETWORKS
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2010178336
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide a wireless remote telemetry system in which flexible reading and controlling of remote devices are achieved by using inexpensive, low-power ad-hoc networks.

In an embodiment applicable to a utility service, consumption of electrical power of a customer is measured by a utility metering system having ad-hoc network communication capability. The remote metering unit transmits information to intermediate communication units or hops over an ad-hoc network. The intermediate communication units or hops includes a mobile unit, a mobile base unit, a subscriber home computer, and a home base unit. The intermediate communication units transfer the received information to a central controller through multi-hop ad-hoc networks or cellular networks, according to intelligent planned by the wireless infrastructure or the central unit.


Inventors:
Soliman, Samir S.
Application Number:
JP2010000011994
Publication Date:
August 12, 2010
Filing Date:
January 22, 2010
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Assignee:
QUALCOMM INC
International Classes:
H04W4/04; G01D4/00; G08C17/02; H04B7/26; H04M11/00; H04Q9/00; H04W84/18
Domestic Patent References:
1999-04-30
Foreign References:
WO2001074045A12001-10-04