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1. WO1997049190 - UNIVERSAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

Publication Number WO/1997/049190
Publication Date 24.12.1997
International Application No. PCT/US1997/010196
International Filing Date 18.06.1997
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 20.02.1998
IPC
B64G 1/10 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
GCOSMONAUTICS; VEHICLES OR EQUIPMENT THEREFOR
1Cosmonautic vehicles
10Artificial satellites; Systems of such satellites; Interplanetary vehicles
B64G 1/14 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
GCOSMONAUTICS; VEHICLES OR EQUIPMENT THEREFOR
1Cosmonautic vehicles
14Space shuttles
H04B 7/185 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
7Radio transmission systems, i.e. using radiation field
14Relay systems
15Active relay systems
185Space-based or airborne stations
CPC
B64G 1/1007
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
GCOSMONAUTICS; VEHICLES OR EQUIPMENT THEREFOR
1Cosmonautic vehicles
10Artificial satellites; Systems of such satellites; Interplanetary vehicles
1007Communications satellites
B64G 1/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
GCOSMONAUTICS; VEHICLES OR EQUIPMENT THEREFOR
1Cosmonautic vehicles
14Space shuttles
H04B 7/1851
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
7Radio transmission systems, i.e. using radiation field
14Relay systems
15Active relay systems
185Space-based or airborne stations; ; Stations for satellite systems
1851Systems using a satellite or space-based relay
Y10S 343/02
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
343Communications: radio wave antennas
02Satellite-mounted antenna
Applicants
  • SPACEHAB, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • ROSSI, David, A.
  • THOMPSON, Clark
  • LOUNGE, John, M.
Agents
  • ROSSI, Marc, A.
Priority Data
08/666,72918.06.1996US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) UNIVERSAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS
(FR) SYSTEME UNIVERSEL DE TELECOMMUNICATIONS APPLICABLE A L'ESPACE
Abstract
(EN)
A universal communication system enables dedicated and independent communications capability to NSTS payload elements and ground based communication network comprising an antenna structure (10) mounted to a first end of a boom structure (12) via a rotating and articulating mounting; and a universal mounting assembly (14) coupled to a second end of the boom and to a payload module (16), wherein the universal mounting assembly permits rotation and articulation of the boom structure. The system may either utilize existing communication satellites as an intermediate network to provide continuous communication with payload elements, regardless of orientation or configuration of the NSTS Orbiter, or may communicate directly with ground stations via down link capability. In addition, the universal communication system can provide supplemental an independent communication capacity to the NSTS Orbiter's primary communication system.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un système de télécommunications conférant des possibilités de communications spécialisées et indépendantes entre des éléments embarqués du système NSTS (National Space Transportation System) mis au point par les Etats Unis d'Amérique et des réseaux de télécommunications au sol. Le système peut, soit utiliser les satellites de télécommunications existants comme réseau intermédiaire assurant les communications avec les éléments embarqués, indépendamment de l'orientation ou de la configuration du véhicule orbital du système NSTS, soit communiquer directement avec des stations au sol en utilisant la possibilité d'établissement de liaisons descendantes. En outre, le système universel de télécommunications peut offrir au système primaire de télécommunications du véhicule orbital NSTS des capacités complémentaires et indépendantes de télécommunications.
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