0769857-A2 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 3 patents.

A cellular communications system is provided having both surface and satellite nodes which are fully integrated for providing service over large areas. A spread spectrum system is used with code division multiple access (CDMA) employing forward error correction coding (FECC) to enhance the effective gain and selectivity of the system. Multiple beam, relatively high gain antennas having reflectors with multiple element feeds disposed in the focal region thereof are disposed in the satellite nodes to establish a first set of cells and, by coupling the extra gain obtained with FECC to the high gain satellite node antennas, enough gain is created in the satellite part of the system such that a user need only use a small, mobile handset with a non-directional antenna for communications with both ground nodes and satellite nodes. User position information is also available.; A digital data interleaving feature reduces fading. Each transmitter includes a coder representative of its output power level. Receivers compare this code to the received signal strength and adjust their associated transmitter power output level accordingly. An inter-cell bus is formed in a super-surface node which receives signals from a plurality of cells, frequency multiplexes those signals and transmits the mutiplexed signal to the plurality of cells.

Title
Integrated cellular communications system
Application Number
EP19960118855 19910319
Publication Number
0769857 (A2)
Application Date
March 19, 1991
Publication Date
April 23, 1997
Inventor
Mallingkrodt Albert John
US
Assignee
Celsat America
US
IPC
H04B 07/185
H04W 52/00
H04L 01/20
H04L 01/00
H04B 07/204
H04B 07/185
H04B 07/005
H04W 52/22
H04L 01/20
H04L 01/00
H04B 07/216
H04B 07/204
H04B 07/185
H04B 07/005
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