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An air-to-ground communications system is described for controlling multiple two way radiotelephone conversations between a large number of aircraft (53) and a network of base stations (51) that are capable of being interconnected to landline telephone networks (54, 116). Plural base station controllers (90) of the system, each dedicated to control one base station (51), are in turn controlled by a single central processor (52). Means are provided for matching each aircraft with an optimal base station to afford it the strongest available communication signals, and for dynamically allocating communication channels between the base stations. The central processor (52) is designed to manage the system by recording and recognizing usage patterns (525-530) and allocating channels to most efficiently use the available radio spectrum among all the aircraft (517, 519).

Title
Air-to-ground communication system
Application Number
7/562114
Publication Number
5123112
Application Date
August 2, 1990
Publication Date
June 16, 1992
Inventor
Bernard K Choate
Chicago
IL, US
Agent
Lowell W Gresham
Assignee
GTE Airfone Incorporated
IL, US
IPC
H04J 3/00
H04Q 7/00
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