Patent Number: 6,298,073

Title: Method using elastic buffering for equalizing transmission delays in a non-earth-synchronous multiple satellite data transmission system

Abstract: A method for fixing the propagation delay between a user terminal and another station in a non-synchronous LEO satellite communications system, to adjust plural signals to have substantially similar times-of-arrival, uses an elastic buffer to insert a variable delay in the received signal processing, so as to cause a fixed time for each data/vocoder bit, from the time that bit enters the transmit modulation process until the time that same data/vocoder bit is output to a user.

Inventors: LeFever; Ronald Stanton (Lansdale, PA)


International Classification: H04B 7/212 (20060101); H04J 003/06 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018