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1. WO2020068811 - METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR AIRBORNE SYNTHETIC ANTENNAS

Publication Number WO/2020/068811
Publication Date 02.04.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2019/052674
International Filing Date 24.09.2019
IPC
H01Q 1/28 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
1Details of, or arrangements associated with, antennas
27Adaptation for use in or on movable bodies
28Adaptation for use in or on aircraft, missiles, satellites, or balloons
H01Q 15/00 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
15Devices for reflection, refraction, diffraction or polarisation of waves radiated from an antenna, e.g. quasi-optical devices
H01Q 23/00 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
23Antennas with active circuits or circuit elements integrated within them or attached to them
CPC
G01S 1/02
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
1Beacons or beacon systems transmitting signals having a characteristic or characteristics capable of being detected by non-directional receivers and defining directions, positions, or position lines fixed relatively to the beacon transmitters; Receivers co-operating therewith
02using radio waves
H04B 7/18506
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
18502Airborne stations
18506Communications with or from aircraft, i.e. aeronautical mobile service
H04L 7/0012
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
7Arrangements for synchronising receiver with transmitter
0008Synchronisation information channels, e.g. clock distribution lines
0012by comparing receiver clock with transmitter clock
Applicants
  • SUNLIGHT AEROSPACE INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • FROLOV, Sergey V.
  • CYRUS, Michael
  • BRUCE, Allan J.
Agents
  • VILLABON, Jorge Tony
  • TABOADA, Alan
  • LINARDAKIS, Leonard P.
  • MOSER, JR., Raymond R.
Priority Data
16/147,12728.09.2018US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR AIRBORNE SYNTHETIC ANTENNAS
(FR) PROCÉDÉS ET APPAREIL POUR ANTENNES SYNTHÉTIQUES EMBARQUÉES
Abstract
(EN)
Embodiments of an airborne synthetic phased antenna array include a plurality of airborne antennas and phase shifters for the antennas. The antennas are operated coherently, and constant phase shifts between the antennas are maintained. In addition, methods for providing wireless communication services include providing a plurality of airborne platforms, providing RF antennas for wireless communication services and phase shifters for the RF antennas on at least two airborne platforms, and operating the phase shifters to maintain synchronous operation of the RF antennas.
(FR)
Des modes de réalisation d'un réseau d'antennes à commande de phase synthétique embarqué comprennent une pluralité d'antennes embarquées et des déphaseurs pour les antennes. Les antennes sont actionnées de manière cohérente, et des décalages de phase constants entre les antennes sont maintenus. En outre, des procédés destinés à fournir des services de communication sans fil comprennent la fourniture d'une pluralité de plateformes embarquées, la fourniture d'antennes RF pour des services de communication sans fil et de déphaseurs pour les antennes RF sur au moins deux plateformes embarquées, et l'actionnement des déphaseurs pour maintenir le fonctionnement synchrone des antennes RF.
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