Systems and methods for reducing satellite feeder link bandwidth/carriers in cellular satellite systems

  • US 6,937,857 B2
  • Filed: 12/23/2002
  • Issued: 08/30/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/28/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A cellular satellite communications method comprising:

  • packing at a cellular satellite, information from a plurality of return service link carriers having a total aggregate return service link bandwidth into at least one return feeder link carrier having a total return feeder link bandwidth that is less than the total aggregate return service link bandwidth; and

    unpacking at the cellular satellite, information from at least one forward feeder link carrier having a total forward feeder link bandwidth into a plurality of forward service link carriers having a total aggregate forward service link bandwidth that is greater than the total forward feeder link bandwidth.

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