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A method of operating a communications system including a satellite may include providing communications feeder links between the satellite and a plurality of satellite gateways, and providing a communications service link between the satellite and at least one radioterminal using a plurality of satellite service link antenna feed elements. During a first time period, signals of first and second service link antenna feed elements of the plurality of service link antenna feed elements may be coupled between a first one of the plurality of satellite gateways and the first and second service link antenna feed elements. During a second time period, a signal of the first service link antenna feed element may be coupled between the first satellite gateway and the first service link antenna feed element, and a signal of the second service link antenna feed element may be coupled between a second one of the plurality of satellite gateways and the second service link antenna feed element. Related communications systems and satellites are also discussed.

Title
Methods and systems providing adaptive feeder links for ground based beam forming and related systems and satellites
Application Number
11/375422
Publication Number
7609666 (B2)
Application Date
March 14, 2006
Publication Date
October 27, 2009
Inventor
Peter D Karabinis
Cary
NC, US
Agent
John T Whelan
Assignee
ATC Technologies
VA, US
IPC
H04B 7/185
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