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A method of digital voting based on reception times of the packets to be voted

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011398D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Feb-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Feb-18

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Mark Pevec


In a digital radio network where a particular RF channel employs multiple geographically separated receivers receiving multiple copies of the same transmitted digital packet, a method of voting the received packets to produce a packet of equal or greater quality than any of the individual copies is necessary. A successful voting methodology requires some form of identifying which packets received by the voter are copies of the same source packet (these multiple packet copies are defined as being in the same voting context). This paper outlines one such voting methodology that uses reception timestamps of received packets (along with packet identifiers) to determine voting contexts.