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An ad-hoc communication network including at least two vehicles such as at least two aircraft. Each vehicle includes surveillance equipment, a surveillance transmitter, a surveillance receiver, a communication management function (CMF), a communication transmitter, and a communication receiver. The surveillance equipment is configured to generate at least position and ID information. The surveillance transmitter is configured to transmit the at least position and ID information. The surveillance receiver is configured to receive at least position and ID information from other vehicles. The communication management function (CMF) is configured to determine a network topology based on the received at least position and ID information and determine a route for a communication signal based on the determined network topology and the communication transmitter is configured to transmit the communication signals to a select communication receiver pursuant to the determined route.

Title
Method to establish and maintain an aircraft ad-hoc communication network
Application Number
11/875660
Publication Number
9264126 (B2)
Application Date
October 19, 2007
Publication Date
February 16, 2016
Inventor
Donald C Kauffman
Laurel
MD, US
Eric N Foster
New Freedom
PA, US
Agent
Fogg & Powers
Assignee
Honeywell International
NJ, US
IPC
H04B 7/185
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