ITTC Project

An Investigation of Communication System Performance in a Hospital Environment

Project Award Date: 0000-00-00


To search for advanced modulation schemes, coding techniques and protocols to enhance the performance of indoor wireless packet communication links supporting patient monitoring equipment. The research identified specific combinations of trellis code modulation, spread-spectrum and diversity that yield significant reductions (tens of dB) in transmit power in a fading channel. The reduction in transmit power translates into reduced remote unit energy consumption and hence increased operating time.


Project Sponsors

Primary Sponsor(s): Nellcor, Inc., Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation

Partner with ITTC

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ITTC assistance includes initial free consulting (normally one to five hours). If additional support is needed, ITTC will offer one of the following approaches: 

Sponsored Research Agreement

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Licensing and Royalty/Equity Agreement

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Commercialization Development

Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with ITTC's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.

ITTC Resource Access

ITTC resources, including computers and software systems, may be made available to Kansas companies in accordance with the Center's mission and applicable Regents and University policies.

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