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A wireless telecommunications system with a base station positioned on an airborne platform is provided. The system utilizes a ground-based wireless switching center which communicates via a microwave link with a plurality of airborne base stations positioned above a geographic area being serviced by the telecommunications system. The base stations are supported on an airborne platform having a propulsion system designed to maintain the platform and the base stations in position above the geographic area being serviced. Advantageously, the platform may be positioned in the stratonull which is generally very stable and is located above the troposphere, wherein weather variations occur.

Title
Wireless telecommunications system having airborne base station
Application Number
8/606616
Publication Number
6324398 (B1)
Application Date
February 26, 1996
Publication Date
November 27, 2001
Inventor
Robert Evan Myer
Denville
NJ, US
Louis J Lanzerotti
Morristown
NJ, US
Assignee
Lucent Technologies
NJ, US
IPC
H04Q 7/20
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