Space-based network architectures for satellite radiotelephone systems

  • US 7,006,789 B2
  • Filed: 08/22/2002
  • Issued: 02/28/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/14/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A space-based network for a satellite radiotelephone system comprising:

  • at least one receive-only satellite that is configured to receive wireless communications from a radiotelephone at a predetermined location over a satellite frequency band; and

    at least one transmit satellite that is configured to transmit wireless communications to the radiotelephone at the predetermined location over the satellite frequency band;

    wherein each of the receive-only satellites comprises first and second receive antennas; and

    wherein each of the receive-only satellites further comprises first through fourth processors, the first processor being configured to process wireless communications that are received by the first receive-only antenna in a first polarization, the second processor being configured to process wireless communications that are received by the first receive-only antenna in a second polarization, the third processor being configured to process wireless communications that are received by the second receive-only antenna in the first polarization and the fourth processor being configured to process wireless communications that are received by the second receive-only antenna in the second polarization.

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