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Title: Reconfigureable network node

Abstract

Nodes in a network having a plurality of nodes establish communication links with other nodes using available transmission media, as the ability to establish such links becomes available and desirable. The nodes predict when existing communications links will fail, become overloaded or otherwise degrade network effectiveness and act to establish substitute or additional links before the node's ability to communicate with the other nodes on the network is adversely affected. A node stores network topology information and programmed link establishment rules and criteria. The node evaluates characteristics that predict existing links with other nodes becoming unavailable or degraded. The node then determines whether it can form a communication link with a substitute node, in order to maintain connectivity with the network. When changing its communication links, a node broadcasts that information to the network. Other nodes update their stored topology information and consider the updated topology when establishing new communications links for themselves.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Tracy, CA
  2. Livermore, CA
  3. Davis, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
936233
Patent Number(s):
7355986
Application Number:
10/277,141
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04L - TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04W - WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Vanderveen, Keith B, Talbot, Edward B, and Mayer, Laurence E. Reconfigureable network node. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Vanderveen, Keith B, Talbot, Edward B, & Mayer, Laurence E. Reconfigureable network node. United States.
Vanderveen, Keith B, Talbot, Edward B, and Mayer, Laurence E. Tue . "Reconfigureable network node". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/936233.
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