09302782 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 58 patents.

Embodiments of methods and apparatus for providing distributed airborne wireless communications are provided herein. In some embodiments, a communication fleet includes: an airborne communication payload subdivided into multiple payload sections; and a plurality of airborne platforms each including a payload section, wherein each airborne platform comprises an airframe, a propulsion system, a power system, and flight control electronics, wherein the propulsion system is configured to provide propulsion power and thrust to maintain level flight, ascend, descend and maneuver the airborne platform, wherein the power system provides electrical power to the propulsion system, the flight control electronics, and the payload section, and wherein the flight control electronics provide capability to control a position, speed, and flight pattern of the airborne platform.

Title
Methods and apparatus for a distributed airborne wireless communications fleet
Application Number
14/462152
Publication Number
9302782 (B2)
Application Date
August 18, 2014
Publication Date
April 5, 2016
Inventor
John Peter Moussouris
Palo Alto
CA, US
Allan J Bruce
Scotch Plains
NJ, US
Michael Cyrus
Castle Rock
CO, US
Sergey V Frolov
New Providence
NJ, US
Agent
Alan Taboada
Moser Taboada
Assignee
SUNLIGHT PHOTONICS
NJ, US
IPC
H04B 7/185
G08G 5/04
G05D 1/10
G08G 5/00
B64B 1/00
B64C 39/02
B64D 31/00
B64C 19/00
B64D 35/02
B64D 33/00
B64D 47/00
G06G 7/70
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