US 9,813,846 B2
Short-distance radio communication system for vehicle
Masami Takigawa, Kanagawa (JP); Naoki Hayashi, Kanagawa (JP); Jun Fujiyama, Kanagawa (JP); and Toru Nishimura, Kanagawa (JP)
Assigned to PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD., Osaka (JP)
Filed by Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd., Osaka (JP)
Filed on Mar. 18, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/74,012.
Application 15/074,012 is a continuation of application No. PCT/JP2014/004968, filed on Sep. 29, 2014.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-207251 (JP), filed on Oct. 2, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0205498 A1, Jul. 14, 2016
Int. Cl. H04W 4/00 (2009.01); B60R 25/24 (2013.01); H01Q 1/32 (2006.01)
CPC H04W 4/008 (2013.01) [B60R 25/245 (2013.01); H01Q 1/32 (2013.01)] 4 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A short-distance radio communication system for a vehicle, comprising:
an in-vehicle unit having a plurality of antennas; and
a portable unit performing radio communications with the in-vehicle unit,
wherein the in-vehicle unit has a first antenna as an in-vehicle antenna, a second antenna as an out-vehicle antenna, and a third antenna as an out-vehicle antenna different from the second antenna, the in-vehicle unit transmitting a first burst together with a call signal for calling the portable unit through the first antenna, the in-vehicle unit transmitting a second burst subsequent to the first burst through the second antenna,
wherein the portable unit receives signals transmitted from the in-vehicle unit, measures respective received signal strength indicators from the first burst and the second burst contained in the received signals, and responds to the call signal to the in-vehicle unit according to results of comparing the respective strength indicators with predetermined thresholds, and
wherein the portable unit does not respond to the call signal to the in-vehicle unit when a first received signal strength indicator measured from the first burst does not exceed a predetermined first threshold,
wherein the portable unit does not respond to the call signal to the in-vehicle unit when the first received signal strength indicator exceeds the predetermined first threshold and a second received signal strength indicator measured from the second burst exceeds a predetermined second threshold, and
wherein the portable unit does not respond to the call signal to the in-vehicle unit when the first received signal strength indicator measured from the first burst exceeds the predetermined first threshold, the second received signal strength indicator measured from the second burst does not exceed the predetermined second threshold, and a third received signal strength indicator measured from a third burst exceeds the predetermined second threshold.