Patent Number: 7,535,867

Title: Method and system for a remote downlink transmitter for increasing the capacity and downlink capability of a multiple access interference limited spread-spectrum wireless network

Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for extending the coverage area and communication capacity of a spread-spectrum based wireless network. The system comprises a unique dual-scale, asymmetrical cellular architecture for a wireless network, wherein the communication uplink is based on a macro-cellular system, and the communication downlink is based on a micro-cellular system. Through the user of remote downlink transmitters in the micro-cellular system, the present invention provides a cost effective solution for increasing communication capacity, extending coverage area, and providing high-speed communication downlink.

Inventors: Kilfoyle; Daniel B. (Falmouth, MA), Slocumb, III; Travis H. (Washington, DC), Carson; Steven (Washington, DC)

Assignee: Science Applications International Corporation

International Classification: H04W 4/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 2021-05-19 0:00:00