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CONTROL CHANNEL MONITORING METHOD FOR SHARING SPECTRUM BETWEEN LAND-MOBILE VOICE AND SATELLITE DATA SERVICES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009643D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Michael L. Needham: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Low earth orbit satellite systems for low-speed data communications have been proposed - the so- called "Little LEO" systems. Data transmissions on the uplink consist of short (< 500 ms) bursts of data sent in time slots. Each burst is sent on a frequency which is randomly picked from a bank of available frequencies.

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     CONTROL CHANNEL MONITORING METHOD FOR SHARING SPECTRUM BETWEEN LAND-MOBILE VOICE AND SATELLITE DATA SERVICES

by Michael L. Needham and Allen L. Davidson

  Low earth orbit satellite systems for low-speed data communications have been proposed - the so- called "Little LEO" systems. Data transmissions on the uplink consist of short (< 500 ms) bursts of data sent in time slots. Each burst is sent on a frequency which is randomly picked from a bank of available frequencies.

  The Little LEOs have proposed that their sys- tems could share spectrum with existing land- mobile voice communication systems for the uplink, with little or no interference to the existing systems.

  To prevent such interference, the Little LEOs have proposed a scheme whereby the satellite would scan the available channels, then indicate an "OK to send" status to ground units for those channels found to be idle.

   The problem with this approach is that there is no coordination between the two systems - an "OK to send" could be sent just as a land-mobile trans- mission was beginning, resulting in interference at the beginning of voice messages.

  The invention is as follows. By monitoring and decoding the control channel signaling sent on a

trunked repeater system, the satellite can determine the channel assignments to land-mobile users before they begin transmitting, allowing free use of unas- signed channels.

  Therefore, by monitoring the channel assign- ments to land-mob...