08094605 is referenced by 33 patents and cites 71 patents.

A communications system for an aircraft carrying at least some personnel having personal electronic devices (PEDs) for wireless data communications outside the aircraft includes a ground-based communications network, and a satellite-based communications network. An access point is in the aircraft for providing a WLAN for data communications with the PEDs. An air-to-ground transceiver in the aircraft cooperates with the access point for data communications with the ground-based communications network. A satellite receiver in the aircraft cooperates with the access point for data communications with the satellite-based communications network to the PEDs. At least one network selection controller determines whether to send data communications to the PEDs through the air-to-ground transceiver or the satellite receiver.

Title
Aircraft communications system with network selection controller and associated methods
Application Number
12/47421
Publication Number
8094605 (B2)
Application Date
March 13, 2008
Publication Date
January 10, 2012
Inventor
Jeffrey A Frisco
Palm Bay
FL, US
Robert M Keen
Malabar
FL, US
Michael J Lynch
Merritt Island
FL, US
Agent
Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A
Assignee
LiveTV
FL, US
IPC
H04B 7/185
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