Synchronous Switching – Increases Capacity
SyncMesh is specifically designed to make themost
efficient use ofavailable spectrum over an entire mesh of
base stations. When the entire mesh of directional links is viewed as a whole, the SyncMesh protocol enables multiple links to transmit using the same frequency with limited self-interference through a distributed synchronous protocol. This enables optimal spectrum reuse throughout an entire coverage region to increase the total “goodput” per second of airtime.
OFDM with Adaptive Modulation
All SyncMesh links use OFDM to provide the best ability to close high-modulation rate links, even in NLOS environments. The links are constantly monitored and modulation rates periodically adapt to any changes in the wireless environment to ensure optimal performance.
Spatial Spectral Reuse
One of the main benefits of the mesh-wide coordinated transmission pattern is the idea of “spatial spectral reuse”. Since SyncMesh coordinates all of the dynamic directional links, multiple simultaneous transmissions occur on the same frequency, effectively reusing the spectrum throughout the entire coverage region.
High Modulation Rates
Since SyncMesh nodes all carry multi-hop point-to-point backhaul, they can easily be deployed in close proximity to subscribers. This allows the ability to convert “cell edge” low-modulation subscribers to high-modulation subscribers through better proximity. With this capability, the network-wide average modulation rate increases and optimizes the “goodput” by enabling more frequent higher-throughout transmissions throughout the network.
As a result of dynamically switching directional antennas and synchronizing the reuse of the spectrum, SyncMesh uses spatial diversity to effectively mitigate self-interference, resulting in further improving modulation rates and overall spectral efficiency.
Linear Capacity Scalability through Spectral Layering
Since SyncMesh maximizes the spectral efficiency of a single frequency by optimally reusing the channel over a wide coverage range, it enables the use of alternative channels to linearly scale capacity. “Layering” alternate channels throughout the coverage region makes maximum use of available frequencies.