News Story

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. 

Related Articles:
Davis and Milner Receive a $1M Contract from the Federal Highway Administration

September 23, 2014


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

UMD Resilience Experts Share Best Practices with Chinese Delegation

UMD, USDA Partnership Puts Student Research Into Action

G.B. Baecher to Speak at Annual Meeting of the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton

QUEST Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Jose Torero Called as Expert Witness for Grenfell Tower Inquiry

UMD Solar Decathlon Team Takes 1st Place in the U.S., 2nd Place in the World

Allen P. Davis to Chair National Academies Committee

Building Together Announcement Garners Extensive Media Coverage

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts