04625308 is referenced by 181 patents and cites 8 patents.

An all digital TDMA dynamic channel allocated satellite communications system and method provides a satellite communications network between geographically separated nodes. The topology of the network is controlled by an on-line master node in accordance with user demands and operator commands received from the nodes in the network. A frame communication format is employed where each node in the system is allocated a burst within each frame. The length of the bursts is controlled by the on-line master node to provide the communications channels in the network. Control information to and from the on-line master node is conveyed in the network via the satellite link in selected frame bursts. In this way, the on-line master node dynamically controls the topology of the satellite communications network.

Title
All digital IDMA dynamic channel allocated satellite communications system and method
Application Number
6/445501
Publication Number
4625308
Application Date
November 30, 1982
Publication Date
November 25, 1986
Inventor
Steven S Eiserike
Rockville
MD, US
Kathleen J Kolodgie
Rockville
MD, US
T Randolph Nash
Rockville
MD, US
Bruce S Andrews
Rockville
MD, US
William R H Tisdale
Baltimore
MD, US
Kap S Kim
Gaithersburg
MD, US
Agent
Saidman Sterne Kessler & Goldstein
Assignee
American Satellite Company
MD, US
IPC
H04J 3/06
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