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A system and method of the present invention exchanges information to and from an aircraft and includes a ground data link unit and a data store, which accumulates and stores data files that have been uploaded to the aircraft, and flight performance data related to flight performance of the aircraft in flight. A spread spectrum transceiver of the ground data link unit is operative at a first higher data rate when the aircraft is on the ground, and a second substantially lower data rate when the aircraft is airborne in close proximity to the airport and downloads the flight performance data and uploads other data to and from an airport base spread spectrum transceiver.

Title
Wireless spread spectrum ground link-based aircraft data communication system with variable data rate
Application Number
9/340003
Publication Number
6163681
Application Date
June 25, 1999
Publication Date
December 19, 2000
Inventor
Bruce D Salati
Palm Bay
FL, US
Thomas H Wright
Indialantic
FL, US
Agent
Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A
Assignee
Harris Corporation
FL, US
IPC
G08B 21/00
H04B 7/00
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