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A cellular communications system is provided have both satellite nodes and surface nodes for providing mobile cellular communications services for a plurality of mobile user units. The surface and satellite nodes are fully integrated by a network controller for providing service over large areas. Multiple beam, relatively high gain antennas are disposed in the satellite nodes to establish satellite cells having enough gain in the satellite part of the system such that a user unit need only comprise a small, mobile handset with a non-directional antenna for communications with both ground nodes and satellite nodes.

Title
Controller for cellular communications system
Application Number
495,497
Publication Number
5940753
Application Date
October 6, 1997
Publication Date
August 17, 1999
Inventor
Albert J Mallinckrodt
Santa Ana
CA, US
Agent
Drummond & Duckworth
Assignee
Celsat America
CA, US
IPC
H04D 1/00
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