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9031414 Two-color missile-signature simulation using mid-infrared test source semiconductor lasers  
In some embodiments, the present invention provides an apparatus and process that includes control electronics that generate an electronic control signal; and a plurality of optically or...
8989586 Method for optical data transmission from low earth orbit to earth and corresponding communication system  
Optical communications system (10) and method for transmission of payload data (PD) from a low earth orbit satellite (20) to an optical ground terminal (30), the low earth orbit satellite (20)...
8989579 Optical downlink system  
Optical downlink system (10) and method of optical data transmission between a remote terminal (20) having a number of n optical communication terminals (OT1-OTn), and a ground terminal (30)...
8953946 High-bandwidth optical communications relay payload  
A free space optical communication system (100) and method including: several optical beam expanders (414) for receiving incoming optical signals from ground sites and neighboring satellites;...
8917995 Balloon envelope with integrated receiver  
A balloon envelope with an integrated receiver. In an example embodiment, a balloon includes: (i) an envelope including one or more signal passing sections, each of the one or more signal-passing...
8913894 High-bandwidth optical communications relay architecture  
A free space optical communication system (100) and method including a constellation of several satellites (102). Each of satellites including: several inter-satellite optical telescopes (204) for...
8744266 Method and apparatus for providing converged services  
A method and apparatus for providing link establishment in the access segment of the communications network using broadband multi-wavelength LED are disclosed. In one embodiment, such links may be...
8718477 Balloon network with free-space optical communication between super-node balloons and RF communication between super-node and sub-node balloons  
Exemplary embodiments may involve hierarchical balloon networks that include both optical and radio frequency links between balloons. An exemplary network system may include: (a) a plurality of...
8593065 Systems, methods, and apparatus for improving the visibility and identification of satellites using light emitting diodes  
Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems, methods, and apparatus for improving the visibility and identification of satellites using light emitting diodes. According to an example...
8588614 Flexible distributed antenna system  
An apparatus and method for implementing a flexible distributed antenna system (DAS) head end are disclosed. A flexible DAS head end includes an RF conditioning module configured to be connected...
8509623 Optical LNB capable of fast position-adjusting  
An optical LNB capable of fast position-adjusting is employed in an LNBF. The optical LNB includes a down-converting device coupled to an OMT of the LNBF for down-converting a polarized signal for...
8364040 Method and apparatus for providing converged services  
A method and apparatus for providing link establishment in the access segment of the communications network using broadband multi-wavelength LED are disclosed. In one embodiment, such links may be...
8335430 Optical data transmission apparatus  
An optical data transmission apparatus is provided, in which a first communication unit 101 and a second communication unit 102 arranged to freely move relatively to each other each include an...
8200093 Multi-channel optical relays for enabling a networked communications system  
A free-space optical communications network for allowing a plurality of geographically-distributed users to communicate may include free-space multi-channel relay converters for tracking a...
8116632 Space-time division multiple-access laser communications system  
A space-time division multiple-access (STDMA) laser communications (lasercom) system and related techniques. The STDMA system includes a plurality of remote nodes and an STDMA access node which...
8090264 Architecture for enabling network centric communications, sensing, computation, and information assurance  
A free-space network may include: at least one free-space sensor for sensing at least one uncooperative target; at least one free-space communications network for allowing a plurality of...
7986883 Solar blind ultraviolet communication system for unattended ground sensor network  
The systems and methods described herein allow a user to communicate using a ground sensor network that is capable of both line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) communication. In...
7983565 Integrated optical communication and range finding system and application thereof  
The present invention is directed toward systems for conducting laser range and enabling optical communication between a plurality of entities and to the application of such systems in a secure...
7925167 Satellite downlink via patterns of uncollimated light  
A satellite or spacecraft in low Earth orbit, when in eclipse and not illuminated by sunlight, represents a low-bandwidth datastream through modulation of a source of uncollimated light, such as a...
7920794 Free space optical communication  
Free space optical communication systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided. A system embodiment includes a photodetector for receiving a beacon signal transmitted from a ground communication...
7844183 System and a method for transmission of information  
A system for transmission of information between at least two players in a training area comprises means on a first (1) of said players for encoding light pulses and means for transmitting...
7697802 Optical bypass method and architecture  
This invention pertains to optical fiber transmission networks, and is particularly relevant to transmission of high volume of data and voice traffic among different locations. In particular, the...
7643755 Optical receiver comprising a receiver photodetector integrated with an imaging array  
A high-speed optical communications cell is integrated at the interior of a two-dimensional imaging array. The combined receiver and imager carries out both photodetection (converting photons to...
7606496 Communications and position location system and method  
A laser communications and position location system has a laser transmitter with a laser array radiating modulated laser beams upward at convergence angles that determine altitude of a free space...
7593641 System and method of free-space optical satellite communications  
A system and method of free-space optical satellite communications includes a ground station and transceiver for transmitting and receiving an optical communications signal. Adaptive optics at the...
7590352 Access method for data packet networks  
A method of organizing access to packet data transmission networks includes extracting data packets addressed to the subscribers of a subscriber access point from the network and transmitting the...
7424225 Systems and methods for implementing contention-based optical channel access  
A first node (205) in a network includes a non-optical transceiver (415) and an optical subsystem (410). The non-optical transceiver (415) sends a request message to establish an optical link from...
7409160 Global gateway architecture for interconnecting regional satellites into a communication network  
A satellite constellation has a plurality of network satellites that form a network. A gateway satellite is disposed adjacent to the network. The gateway satellites receive an optical signal from...
7406263 Combined wavefront sensor and data detector for a free space optical communications system with adaptive optics  
In an adaptive optics module, wavefront sensing and data detection are implemented in a single device. For example, an optical-to-electrical converter converts a data-encoded optical beam to an...
7379088 System and method for real-time image control and processing for use in wide area space based surveillance  
A system and method for providing real-time imaging for use in wide area space based surveillance utilizing an Optical Tera-bps Satellite (OPTSAT) network, including a plurality of OPTSATs,...
7379673 Mobile communications system  
A communications system for wireless transceiving of information, comprising an optical array subsystem for transceiving optical signals and a millimeter wave subsystem for transceiving millimeter...
7373085 Hybrid satellite and fiber communications system  
A communication system employing optical fibers and a high data rate satellite is utilized to provide high-speed Internet access to various geographic regions. In one aspect, a first teleport...
7292788 Multi-beam laser communications system and method  
A laser communications system includes a wide-field sensor, configured to detect a first set of laser communications sources within a first field of view, a narrow-field sensor includes a tracking...
7292789 Multi-channel wide-field laser communications method and apparatus  
A communications terminal includes a first aperture configured to receive laser signals from ground laser sources, pick-off mirrors configured to receive laser signals from mobile laser sources,...
7286766 Free space optical communication system with power level management  
A free space optical communication system includes an adaptive optical power regulator. The adaptive optical power regulator adapts to changes in effective loss associated with the free space...
7263293 Indoor wireless voice and data distribution system  
A wireless voice and data system for improving coverage in an enclosed area includes a hub device for transceiving RF signals with a signal source positioned generally removed from an enclosed...
7257327 Wireless communication system with high efficiency/high power optical source  
An optical communication system is provided which includes an optical signal transmitter which communicates high bandwidth, high power frequencies. The optical signal transmitter includes a high...
7136587 System and method for providing simulated hardware-in-the-loop testing of wireless communications networks  
A system and method for efficiently and effectively simulating hardware-in-the-loop testing of a wireless communications network. The system and method employs an optical matrix-vector multiplier...
7113707 Dynamic optical interconnect  
This invention provides a dynamic interconnection system which allows to couple a pair of optical beams carrying modulation information. In accordance with this invention, two optical beams...
7106971 System and method for optical wireless communication  
A system and method for optical wireless communication with fading resistance. A delayed diversity approach reduces fading significantly. Data is sent in a set of light signals (also called...
7103280 Architecture for an optical satellite communication network  
A satellite constellation has a plurality of satellites. Each of the satellites has an RF ground link for communicating with a ground station and an optical link for communication with at least...
7078726 Sealing of electronic device using absorbing layer for glue line  
In one embodiment of the invention, a first absorbing layer is on a substrate and/or a second absorbing layer is on a heat-activated adhesive. If the IR source that supplies IR radiation is...
7046934 Optical communication system using a high altitude tethered balloon  
An optical communication system using a high altitude tethered balloon 10 that operates above most clouds and atmospheric turbulence. An optical communication system includes a balloon 10 with an...
7039278 Single-fiber bi-directional transceiver  
An integrated transceiver for achieving bi-directional communication along a single fiber-optic cable in a fiber-optic network. The transceiver includes an active part for transmit and receive...
6999684 Camera system and camera  
A camera system which is capable of performing highly accurate focusing in a short time by using two kinds of AF methods, is disclosed. The camera system calculates the target driving amount of...
6952530 Integrated glass ceramic systems  
Integrated glass ceramic spacecraft include a plurality of glass ceramic components including molded, tempered, annealed, and patterned glass ceramic components coupled together for forming a...
6934475 Free-space optical communications using holographic conjugation  
A beacon beam is transmitted from a receiver to a transmitter. The transmitter generates and transmits a conjugate beacon beam back to the receiver, where it is interfered with a local oscillator...
6816682 Global gateway architecture for interconnecting regional satellites into a communication network  
A satellite constellation has a plurality of network satellites that form a network. A gateway satellite is disposed adjacent to the network. The gateway satellites receive an optical signal from...
6137609 Over-the-horizon optical communications transceiver  
An optical communications transceiver comprises a transmitter for transming a communications signal having at least two wavelengths and a receiver for concurrently detecting the communications...
6137612 Method and system for channelization and down conversion of wideband subscriber information signals  
The invention describes a method and system for channelization through the application of a weighted chirp pulse. The impulse response of a desired filter weighting is applied to the output of a...
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