WO1997007609A3 - High altitude cellular communication system platform - Google Patents

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WO1997007609A3
WO1997007609A3 PCT/IL1996/000074 IL9600074W WO9707609A3 WO 1997007609 A3 WO1997007609 A3 WO 1997007609A3 IL 9600074 W IL9600074 W IL 9600074W WO 9707609 A3 WO9707609 A3 WO 9707609A3
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cellular communications
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Avi Gover
Raphael Kastner
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Univ Ramot
Avi Gover
Raphael Kastner
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04BTRANSMISSION
    • H04B7/00Radio transmission systems, i.e. using radiation field
    • H04B7/14Relay systems
    • H04B7/15Active relay systems
    • H04B7/204Multiple access
    • H04B7/2041Spot beam multiple access
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04BTRANSMISSION
    • H04B7/00Radio transmission systems, i.e. using radiation field
    • H04B7/14Relay systems
    • H04B7/15Active relay systems
    • H04B7/185Space-based or airborne stations; Stations for satellite systems
    • H04B7/18502Airborne stations
    • H04B7/18504Aircraft used as relay or high altitude atmospheric platform

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A high altitude cellular communications system platform utilizing a multi-beam array antenna having an array of elements. A multi-beam array antenna and associated circuitry are mounted on a high altitude atmospheric/stratospheric platform positioned up to 150 kilometers high. A cellular communications processor controls setup and tear down of wireless communication links or calls with subscriber's personal communication devices. Vertical broadcasting provides sharp antenna radiation pattern boundaries between cells allowing for both high inter-cell resolution and small cell size. In an alternative embodiment, the cellular communications processor is located on the ground and communicates with the high altitude platform via a communications link. The system can operate independently or in conjunction with ground based cellular systems and Low Earth Orbit Satellite systems using common personal communication devices.
PCT/IL1996/000074 1995-08-11 1996-08-07 High altitude cellular communication system platform WO1997007609A3 (en)

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