US Patent No. 10,484,079

TERRESTRIAL BASED HIGH SPEED DATA COMMUNICATIONS MESH NETWORK


Patent No. 10,484,079
Issue Date November 19, 2019
Title Terrestrial Based High Speed Data Communications Mesh Network
Inventorship Donald Alcorn, Montgomery, AL (US)
Assignee SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC, Morrisville, NC (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,484,079

1. An airborne communication node configured to receive high speed wirelessly transmitted data communications on an in-flight aircraft, comprising:a receiver station disposed on the in-flight aircraft, the receiver station configured to communicate with at least one of a plurality of ground transmission stations, the ground transmission stations being located such that at least some of the ground transmission stations are within overlapping communications range of respective other ones of the ground transmission stations, the ground transmission stations being configured to communicate with the receiver station to provide a high speed data communications link continuous and uninterrupted in time with the receiver station employing a wireless radio access network protocol,
wherein the high speed data communications link is maintained continuous and uninterrupted in time while the in-flight aircraft is within a coverage area provided by one of the plurality of ground transmission stations and as the in-flight aircraft moves from the coverage area provided by the one of the plurality of ground transmission stations to a coverage area provided by another of the plurality of ground transmission stations, and
wherein the high speed data communications link is maintained continuous and uninterrupted in time while the in-flight aircraft is experiencing Doppler shift due to speeds greater than 100 miles per hour.