Bandwidth Allocation In A TDMA Satellite Communications Network
Original Publication Date: 1980-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13
The drawing shows a TDMA (time division multiple access) satellite communications network in which a satellite 10 is used to relay data among plurality of ground stations or satellite controllers 12-1, 12-2 and 12-3. Only three controllers are shown for the sake of simplicity. Each of the controllers accepts data at parallel input ports from different users. The input data is multiplexed at the controller and broadcast via the satellite to the other controllers in the network.