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01/29/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090027253 - Collision and conflict avoidance system for autonomous unmanned air vehicles (uavs): A collision and conflict avoidance system for autonomous unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) uses accessible on-board sensors to generate an image of the surrounding airspace. The situation thus established is analyzed for imminent conflicts (collisions, TCAS violations, airspace violations), and, if a probable conflict or collision is detected, a search for... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090027254 - Method and apparatus to improve the ability to decode ads-b squitters through multiple processing paths: A system is delineated comprising a TCAS receiver having one or more filters, one or more amplifiers and one or more A/D converters, the one or more A/D converters for digitizing analog data into digital data for decoding one or more of an ADS-B message and a TIS-B message; and... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090027255 - Signal processing system for pulse-doppler radar: A signal processing system for use in pulse-Doppler radar, arranged to receive frequency domain signals for each of a plurality of Doppler bins for each range cell, comprising a data processor arranged successively to threshold each Doppler bin signal under test relative to a local average of signals formed over... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090027256 - Radar system comprising at least two spatially separated antenna units: A radar system comprising at least two spatially separated antenna units, each comprising one antenna. Each antenna unit comprising a signal generator connected to an antenna constitutes a transmitting antenna unit, and each antenna comprising a receiver connected to an antenna constitutes a receiving antenna. At least one receiving antenna... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

20090027257 - System and method for detection and discrimination of targets in the presence of interference: Systems and method of detection and discrimination of targets in the presence of interference are disclosed. A system transmits a signal and then receives signals including interference and reflections of transmitted signals. The system processes the received signals and transmitted signals to generate a 2D representation of the STAP cube... Agent: Jones Day

20090027258 - Systems and methods for antenna calibration: A method according to an aspect of the present invention includes determining a phase offset by simultaneously providing a calibration signal to a first element of an antenna and a second element of the antenna opposite the first element. The method further includes receiving an intermix signal by a third... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20090027259 - Radar oscillator capable of preventing leak of oscillation output: In order to enable intermittent output of an oscillation signal without essentially producing a leak in response to a pulse signal indicating a transmission timing of a radar wave, a radar oscillator is provided which employs a configuration in which an operation of an oscillating unit itself is alternately changed... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090027260 - Robust satellite detection and maintenance using a multi-beam antenna system: A method for communicating with a satellite using a plurality of antennas is provided according to some embodiments of the disclosure. These methods may include receiving data from the satellite using a first antenna from the plurality of antennas and determining the signal strength of the signal detected from the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP Viasat, Inc (client #017018)

20090027261 - Method for the correction, upon reception in a moving object, of faults affecting the transmission of binary offset carrier radionavigation signals: A subject of the present invention is a method for the correction, upon reception in a moving object, of faults affecting the transmission of binary offset carrier radionavigation signals, enabling this correction to be carried out in a simple and reliable manner. The method of the invention is characterized in... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP

20090027262 - Methods and apparatus for geometry extra-redundant almost fixed solutions: Methods and apparatus for providing high integrity probability of connect fix (PCF) in GPS navigation applications, such as precision approach and landing and airborne refueling. In an exemplary embodiment, an enlarged pull in region is used to compute protection levels. In an exemplary embodiment, geometric extra-redundancy is used to enhance... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20090027263 - Method for sensing a threat: A method employed for threat analysis based on the passive-radar principle, using the transmitter in navigation satellites (14) is improved to an extraordinary extent without the introduction of major technological additional complexity when single navigation satellite receiving stations (19), which are operated distributed over wide regions, and, acting as wake-up... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090027264 - Gnss signal processing methods and apparatus: Methods and apparatus for processing of data from a network of GNSS reference stations are presented. An ionosphere-free, federated geometry filter is employed so that computation time increases only linearly with the increase in number of reference stations, significantly reducing processing time as compared to a centralized filter approach.... Agent: Bruce D Riter

20090027265 - Frequency mode of locking phased arrays for synthesizing high order traveling interference patterns: The elements of a phased array antenna are driven by different frequencies, rather than the same frequency, to realize a scanning beam. The scan rate of the beam may be set arbitrarily high according to the frequencies used to drive the phased array, without expensive phase modulators. In particular, each... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20090027266 - Rfid reader and active tag: In one embodiment, an RFID reader and active tag (RAT) includes: a first antenna; a second antenna orthogonally aligned with the first antenna; an RFID interface operable to generate RF transmissions to the interrogate RFID tags; a fixed phase variable gain beam forming interface coupled to the first and second... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090027267 - Scanned antenna system: The invention comprises a feed horn (10) illuminating a circular flat panel (12) formed from a high impedance surface structure. By controlling the resonant frequencies of the individual elements of the array, a controlled phase shift profile is applied across the surface of the panel to an incident phase front... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090027268 - Multi beam photonic beamformer: A true time delay beamformer for RF/microwave phased array antenna systems using multiple laser sources, optical modulators to convert the electrical signal to a modulated optical signal, standard optical fiber for creating time delays, dispersive optical fiber for creating delays, optical splitting and/or switching section, photodetectors to convert the modulated... Agent: James F Coward

20090027269 - Emergency beacon: An emergency beacon includes a housing fitted with a connector for connecting the beacon to an antenna that is external to the housing. Inside the housing, the beacon includes an incident sensor, a transmitter, a detection and control member connected to the sensor and transmitter and arranged to trigger operation... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090027270 - Apparatus and method for determining receiver performance in a multilateration system: In a multilateration system receivers are grouped into two groups. The first group is used to determine a position of a signal source, for example, an aircraft equipped with a SAR transponder. From the determined position, predicted time of arrival values are produced for the second group receivers. These are... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090027271 - Apparatus and method for determining the position of an object in 3-dimensional space: An apparatus and method is disclosed for determining the position of a user interface mouse using time of arrival measurements. A transmitter transmits a signal to an array of receivers that are spatially separated from one another. The time difference of arrival for is found for each receiver relative to... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20090027272 - System and method to position register and phase synchronize a monitoring network: A system is disclosed for position registration and phase synchronization of monitors in a monitor network. Each monitor includes a transceiver having a transponder circuit with a calibrated transponder delay. To measure a distance between monitors, an oscillator at a first monitor generates a measurement signal which is transponded by... Agent: Nydegger & Associates

01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090021415 - Radar wave camouflage structure and method for fabricating the same: A radar wave camouflage structure is disclosed. The radar wave camouflage structure comprises a substrate; a first layer on the substrate, comprising a first polymer matrix; magnetic nanoparticles dispersed in the first polymer matrix, wherein the magnetic nanoparticles comprise a mixture of Fe3O4, Fe3O4—4C carbide, Fe3O4—Ni composite and Fe2O3; a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090021416 - All-weather radio wave absorber having reflector and object into which such absorber is integrated: The present invention provides an all-weather radio wave absorber having reflector capable of smoothly attenuating harmful microwave or millimeter wave from 400 MHz to 100 GHz generated from various electronic devices so that bad effects on human body or electronic device can be eliminated. The all-weather radio wave absorber having... Agent: James C. Wray

20090021417 - Method and system for detection of objects: A method for detection of an object, the method including irradiating a target with two electromagnetic wave energy beams, a first beam at a first frequency and a second beam at a second frequency, the first frequency being lower than the second frequency, both beams being polarized in a first... Agent: David Klein Dekel Patent Ltd. Beit Harof'im

20090021423 - Method and apparatus for three dimensional tomographic image reconstruction of objects: In accordance with an embodiment, a system includes a plurality of vehicles and a central node. The plurality of vehicles each have radar systems used to collect radar data about the target object. Each in the plurality of vehicles moves in a path to collect a portion of the radar... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090021418 - Method and system of interference detection for radar altimeters: A method of detecting interference noise at a radar altimeter. The method comprises periodically emitting a pulse from the pulsed radar altimeter, periodically detecting a noise level in a noise gate, and determining if the noise level detected during each noise-level-detection period exceeds a noise threshold. The period of emitting... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090021419 - Filtering nagc response to noise spikes: A method and apparatus for dealing with noise spikes in a radar system is provided. The method includes monitoring a noise channel in the radar system. Controlling gain with a control loop based at least in part on the monitored noise channel and ignoring noise spikes detected in the noise... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090021420 - Transmitting signals for time of arrival estimation: A method generates (200) a radio signal to be used for ranging. For each of one of multiple frames (501,505) to be transmitted as a ranging symbol, a first time interval (560) and a second time interval (580) are allocated. The ranging symbol is then transmitted as a set of... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

20090021421 - Radar device: For enabling determination on whether a sign of a Doppler frequency or a target angle is positive or negative even when only a real signal can be obtained as a received signal, the present invention provides a radar device including: an oscillator; a transmitting element; a distributor; receivers using the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090021422 - Device and method for estimating the number of arrival signals: A largest eigenvalue is determined among eigenvalues corresponding to a correlation matrix indicating correlations between a plurality of channels receiving incoming radar waves from an object that reflects a radar wave as a reference eigenvalue λ1. A ratio Rλi (=10 log 10(λi/λ1)) is calculated of each eigenvalue λ2 to λN... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090021424 - Systems and methods for mitigating radio relay link interference in mobile satellite communications: Systems and methods according to embodiment of the present invention prevent or otherwise mitigate data corruption and interference that may result when a communications on-the-move transmission is blocked by a radio relay link antenna transmitting on a shared frequency band. Harmful radiation that could affect persons blocking the line-of-sight of... Agent: White & Case LLP Patent Department

20090021426 - High-speed positioning system and method: A high-speed positioning system includes a server and a positioning device. The server links to Internet for receiving and interpreting GPS signals received from a satellite system. The positioning device includes a network connecting module, a user position information generator and a satellite positioning module. The network connecting module is... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090021425 - System, device and method of providing location based, emergency and service call and inventory information: A system for providing location based, event and inventory information having a first terminal coupled to a database correlating address information to location based coordinate information, said first terminal adapted to transmit said location based coordinate information and a second terminal adapted to receive the location based coordinate information, automatically... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

20090021427 - Receiver and related method for synchronizing data segments by comparing reference time data and time information carried by data segments: A method for synchronizing data segments transmitted by a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signal is disclosed. Each of the data segments has a plurality of data units including a data unit, which contains a plurality of bit positions defined for carrying time information. The method comprises: identifying a specific... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090021428 - Signal processor and signal processing method: Signal processor for a GNSS receiver, in particular a GPS receiver, characterized by the use of un-refreshed volatile dynamic memory as a storage element for real-time digital data. The invention takes advantage from the facts that many memory units are used to store real-time data and are constantly overwritten at... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090021429 - Low cost short range radar: A low cost radar system that employs monopulse beamforming to detect objects in the road-way both in elevation and azimuth. In one non-limiting embodiment, a beamforming receiver architecture includes a first beamforming device and a plurality of antennas coupled to the first beamforming device, and a second beamforming device and... Agent: Miller Ip Group, Plc General Motors Corporation

01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090015456 - Anechoic structures for absorbing electromagnetic interference in a communications module: A communications module includes an interior configuration designed to intercept, disrupt, and scatter EMI produced by the module during operation. The interior configuration may include an anechoic structure that includes a plurality of anechoic elements positioned proximate EMI-producing components within the module. The anechoic elements may form truncated pyramids, columns... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090015457 - Passive outdoor millimeter wave illuminator: A passive outdoor millimeter wave illuminator for use with a concealed object detection system is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the illuminator includes a panel having a plurality of horizontal louvers each having reflective properties for reflecting millimeter wave energy from the sky to a target and a pair of... Agent: Mckinney Law, LLC

20090015458 - Ir jamming system for defense against missiles with ir-sensitive homing heads: In an IR jamming system for defense against missiles with IR-sensitive homing heads, one or more jamming beams are generated, whose diameter is less than that of the optical aperture of the IR-sensitive homing head of the missile. The optical aperture of the IR-sensitive homing head of the missile is... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090015459 - Method for reducing interference signal influences on a high-frequency measurement device and high-frequency measurement device:

20090015460 - Radar visibility model: A land-based Smart-Sensor System and several system architectures for detection, tracking, and classification of people and vehicles automatically and in real time for border, property, and facility security surveillance is described. The preferred embodiment of the proposed Smart-Sensor System is comprised of (1) a low-cost, non-coherent radar, whose function is... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090015461 - Cellular augmented radar/laser detector: A radar/laser emission detector is augmented with a cellular communications capability to provide the capability to share emission detection information amongst drivers to give other drivers even more advanced warning. A network of a plurality of cellular augmented radar/laser emission detector devices may be formed, each having the capability to... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC

20090015462 - Radar apparatus and mobile object: A signal processing circuit detects, at a plurality of different timing points, a first and a second distance of an oncoming vehicle approaching a vehicle including the radar apparatus and detects a first and a second component of a relative velocity of the vehicle in the radar-apparatus direction. A distance... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090015463 - Monopulse radar system for motor vehicles: A radar system for measuring the angular position of a remote object has an antenna which is provided with at least two receiving antennae, a transmitter connected to the antenna for transmitting a transmitted signal, a first receiver connected to the first reception antenna for receiving the transmitted signal reflected... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090015464 - Spread spectrum radar apparatus: A spread spectrum radar apparatus includes: a transmission unit which generates a spread signal that is a spectrum-spread signal, using a first oscillator signal, a second oscillator signal, and a transmission PN code, and which emits the spread signal as a detection radio wave; and a reception unit which receives,... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090015465 - Mixer circuit and radar transceiver: A mixer circuit includes: a rat race circuit including a ring-shaped transmission line with a first terminal, a second terminal, a third terminal, and a fourth terminal, the first to fourth terminals being disposed, in that order, clockwise along the transmission line and equally spaced λLO/4 from one another, except... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090015466 - Apparatus and method for executing telecommand on geostationary satellite, and apparatus and method for verifying telecommand execution status on geostationary satellite ground control system: Provided are an apparatus and method for executing a telecommand on a geostationary satellite, and an apparatus and method for verifying a telecommand execution status on a geostationary satellite ground control system. When a telecommand on a satellite is executed, the satellite generates command execution verification words for the executed... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090015468 - Vehicle communication terminal: A vehicle communication terminal stops a currently-operating GPS engine when a vehicle is put into a parking condition, memorizes a station number transmitted from a base station that serves as a waiting station, starts the stopped GPS engine when a currently-received station number and plural station numbers memorized after parking... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090015469 - Culled satellite ephemeris information for quick, accurate assisted locating satellite location determination for cell site antennas: Locating satellites (e.g., GPS) are culled into a preferred group having a longest dwell time based on a time passing through an ellipsoid arc path through a cone of space, and communicated to mobile devices within a particular region (e.g., serviced by a particular base station). The culled locating satellites... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC

20090015467 - System and method for providing geographic information in private webpage: A geographic information providing system in a personal webpage is disclosed. The geographic information providing system can include a GPS information storing unit, receiving GPS coordinate information related to a location of a user and additional information from a mobile communication terminal and storing the received GPS coordinate information and... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20090015470 - Time adjustment device, timekeeping device with a time adjustment device, and a time adjustment method: A time adjustment device having a reception unit that receives a satellite signal transmitted from a positioning information satellite; a time information generating unit that generates time information; a generated time information storage unit that stores the time information generated by the time information generating unit as generated time information;... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20090015471 - Positioning system, ic chip for positioning, positioning method, and positioning program: A positioning system accurately estimates transmission times of signals from a signal transmitter and measures a position of a receiver on the basis of the transmission times. The receiver 10 comprises a velocity-vector calculating unit 12 calculating velocity vectors of GPS satellites 20 on the basis of signals from the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090015473 - Adaptive array antenna system and method of controlling directivity thereof: An adaptive array antenna is disclosed which permits the circuit scale to be reduced by omitting a down-converter, an AD converter, and interconnects for them while controlling the directivity well. In one aspect, the array antenna comprises phase shift-amplitude control modules which accept signals received by antenna elements via an... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090015472 - Method of transmit beamforming for multicasting in a wireless communication system: The present invention provides a method of determining a plurality of beamforming weights for application to multicast transmission to a plurality of users by a corresponding plurality of antennas associated with a base station. One embodiment of the method includes determining a covariance matrix associated with the plurality of users.... Agent: Mark W. Sincell Williams, Morgan & Amerson, P.C.

20090015475 - Adaptive array base station device and adaptive array base station device control method: An array antenna forming unit (22) combines at least two transmission/reception devices (40) to thereby sequentially form one array antenna. Every time an array antenna is formed, an array antenna transmission/reception control unit (25) sends a radio signal having a predetermined directivity pattern from the array antenna to each of... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090015474 - Method and apparatus for a frequency diverse array: Method and apparatus for a frequency diverse array. Radio frequency signals are generated by a plurality of independent waveform generators and simultaneously applied to a transmit/receive module. A progressive frequency shift is applied to all radio frequency signals across all spatial channels. Amplitude weighting signals are applied for sidelobe control.... Agent: Air Force Research Laboratory Rij

20090015477 - Transmitting device: The number of driving circuits in signal transmission using plural antennas can be reduced. When a first antenna is driven, a CPU makes an LF driving circuit to output driving current, and sets a first switch to ON while setting a second switch and a third switch to OFF. By... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090015476 - Variable directivity antenna aparatus: A variable directivity antenna apparatus (1) includes an output terminal (40) at which reception signals transmitted through a coaxial cable (42) are outputted. The directivity pattern of the antenna apparatus (1) is varied in response to a directivity control signal supplied to the output terminal (40) through the coaxial cable... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090015478 - Techniques for receiver beamforming and yielding-threshold adjustments in peer-to-peer networks: To mitigate interference between multiple peer-to-peer devices, transmitter yielding and/or receiver yielding may be performed among devices operating in a peer-to-peer network. Generally, a transmitter device will yield communications on a time slot to a higher priority transmitter device if it will cause unacceptable interference to a higher priority receiver... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090015479 - Method and apparatus for all-polarization direction finding: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and apparatus for all-polarization direction finding. The method and apparatus generally include acquiring measurements at least partially corresponding to an emitted signal and generated utilizing a blind signal extraction algorithm, forming an all-polarization cost function utilizing the acquired measurements, and determining an... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090009378 - System and method of analyzing radar information: The present invention provides a method and system of analyzing radar information of a radar system. According to certain embodiments of the invention, the method comprises: providing radar information including at least a portion modified in response to an EWE (electronic-warfare) action; obtaining position data corresponding to at least a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090009379 - Method for creating interference, and jamming arrangement: A method for creating jamming within an area and a jamming arrangement. The arrangement includes a plurality of distributed jammers. The jammers include a transmitter, receiver and logic unit and communication is established with the jammers. Communication is established directly between jammers included in the arrangement and information that is... Agent: Venable LLP

20090009380 - Radar system and method: The invention relates to a radar system which comprises: (a) at least two transmitting units for simultaneously, and in synchronization transmitting electromagnetic radiation in distinct frequencies f1, f2, f3 . . . towards a space of interest; and (b) at least one receiving unit tuned to a frequency of nf1+mf2+qf3... Agent: Kevin D. Mccarthy Roach Brown Mccarthy & Gruber, P.C.

20090009381 - Radar system: In a radar system that emits into space pulsed transmission radio waves being generated based on a frequency-modulated reference continuous waveform, acquires a reception signal by receiving the pulsed transmission radio waves reflected from an external object, and computes distance thereto and velocity thereof from the frequency of a beat... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090009382 - Method for determining signal direction using artificial doppler shifts: A method for determining the direction of an incoming signal is provided in which each of a plurality of receivers arranged in a linear array is sampled in sequence to simulate a single receiver moving along an aperture defined by the linear array at a simulated speed. This generates a... Agent: Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport

20090009383 - Radar system: A radar system transmits a beam of detection radio waves with a predetermined azimuth width, receives a reflected wave from a target, changes a central azimuth of the beam, and detects the distribution of reception signal strengths at predetermined angular intervals and for each predetermined distance. Then, when the reception... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090009384 - Radar device and processing method of the same: A radar device has a clock generator (131) generating a base clock; a transmitter (121 to 125) transmitting transmission pulses as gradually increasing a displacement amount with respect to each edge of the base clock; and a receiver (101 to 106) receiving reflected waves of the transmitted transmission pulses in... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090009385 - Method and arrangement for detecting moving objects with a radar: Moving objects are detected with a radar by collecting samples of a received signal over an integration period. The terms of a match function contain a product of a sample of said received signal and a delayed-in-time, Doppler-shifted replica of a transmission and depend on parameters that describe an object... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20090009386 - Method and apparatus for combining measurements and determining clock offsets between different global navigation satellite systems: Method and apparatus for processing satellite signals from a first satellite navigation system and a second satellite navigation system is described. In one example, at least one first pseudorange between a satellite signal receiver and at least one satellite of the first satellite navigation system is measured. At least one... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090009388 - System for monitoring and tracking animals: A product is inserted subcutaneously, either manually or mechanically, into domesticated or wild animals to assist in tracking domesticated or wild animals. The product and methods of using include GPS transmitting or any other electronic device to locate and find a lost pet, livestock, migratory movements of birds, or the... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.

20090009387 - Self monitoring gps on mobile device: A method, a mobile device arid a computer program product for acquiring GPS on a mobile device possessing GPS capability are disclosed. The method comprises the step of setting a current value of the period of the power-up phase of the GPS dependent upon adaptive predictions of when the GPS... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090009389 - Locating satellites: A system and method of locating the position of a satellite or a user using a satellite positioning system. The system and method includes receiving, at a terminal, satellite positioning data for at least one specified time period over a communications channel. In addition, the system includes storing, at the... Agent: Docket Clerk

20090009390 - Dual band quadpack transmit/receive module: A multi-channel, dual-band, radio frequency (RF) transmit/receive (T/R) module, for an active electronically scanned array, is provided. The module includes a compact, RF manifold connector and at least four T/R channels. Each of the T/R channels includes a notch radiator, a diplexer coupled to the notch radiator, a power amplifier,... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20090009391 - Lightweight space-fed active phased array antenna system: A system for a satellite includes a core system and multiple nodes for generating an active phased array. Each node includes a transceiver for wirelessly receiving a transmit signal from the core system, for wirelessly transmitting the transmit signals to a target, for wirelessly receiving the receive signals from the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090009392 - Shared phased array cluster beamformer: A shared beamformer flexibly allocates beams among clusters of beams produced by phased array antenna apertures that are deployed on a satellite (or other type of platform). By sharing the beamformer among the beam clusters, if one beam cluster is not providing useful coverage, the beams may be reallocated to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090009393 - Airborne turbulence location system and methods: A system and methods for calculating a range to a turbulent air region from an antenna platform is disclosed. The methods determine a correlation lag value corresponding to a time shift in receiving propagation of an interference pattern traveling along a path that is subject to the turbulent air region... Agent: Tung & Associates / Randy W. Tung, Esq.

20090009394 - Method and system for estimating directions-of-arrival in low power or low sample size scenarios: The present invention relates to a method and a system for determining the direction of arrival of one or multiple radio or acoustic waves and, more particularly, to such a method and system especially advantageous in situations where the number of available observations is small and/or the available observations are... Agent: Notaro & Michalos P.C.

20090009396 - Method and apparatus for locationing using dvb-t digital television signals: A receiver for positioning using DTV signals is provided. The receiver comprises the step of calculating a transmission time of at least one pilot signal among a plurality of pilot signals disposed within a digital television (DTV) signal or information originating from a transmitter and transmitted to a mobile receiver.... Agent: Frank F. Tian

20090009395 - Method and apparatus to improve ads-b security: Security of ADS-B transmissions is improved in a first embodiment to detect position spoofing. The annunciated position source may then be compared with the derived source and a determination is made regarding the difference between the results. Any position difference greater than an amount significantly greater than the combination of... Agent: Robert Platt Bell Registered Patent Attorney

20090009397 - Location obtained by combining last known reliable position with position changes: Location of a wireless communication device is determined by a combination of geolocation and a detection of augmenting data such as acceleration and/or speed over time measurements. A last known terrestrial navigation fix is established based on reliable terrestrial navigation or GPS data. A zone of valid location fixes based... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090009398 - Tracking implementing geopositioning and local modes: A wireless device provides location data concerning an object by use of geolocation in order to provide distance tracking and local location techniques in order to provide local tracking. The geolocation and local location techniques may be implemented at the same time or individually, reconfigurable on demand, in both the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090002224 - Sar atr tree line extended operating condition: A synthetic aperture radar acquires an image of one or more objects and identifies them as targets. The objects are located in the proximity of clutter within the image such of trees, or a tree line. The radar acquires a SAR image having pixels descriptive of the clutter and the... Agent: Leonard A. Alkov, Esq. Raytheon Company

20090002220 - Millimeter wave imager with visible or infrared overlay for brownout assist: An imaging system for a rotary aircraft having a millimeter wave imager with visible or infrared overlay. The system includes an active millimeter wave imaging system comprising a millimeter wave transmitter and a millimeter wave phased array receiver for producing millimeter wave images of a landing region, a second imaging... Agent: Trex Enterprises Corp.

20090002221 - Traffic alert police radar: An enhanced police Doppler direction sensing radar detects possibly dangerous traffic conditions during certain vehicle maneuvers such as U-turns and returns to travel after roadside stops. By monitoring a host or primary vehicle speed, speed transitions, transmission state (e.g. gear selection), and the closing vehicle position, range and speed, a... Agent: Robert H. Frantz

20090002222 - Method of estimating target elevation utilizing radar data fusion: A collision avoidance system for reducing false alerts by estimating the elevation of a target, includes short and long range single-dimensional scanning radar sensors having differing ranges and beam angles of inclination, and a digital fusion processor, and preferably includes a locator device, an inclinometer, and a memory storage device... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff

20090002223 - Transmit-receive fm-cw radar apparatus: A transmit-receive FM-CW radar apparatus according to one mode of the invention comprises: a mixer for downconverting an IF signal; a switch provided on the input side of the mixer; and a switch controller for controlling the switch on and off in different modes and selecting the IF signal in... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090002226 - Position and time determination under weak signal conditions: Described herein are systems and methods that are capable of determining receiver position and system time under weak signal conditions. When the receiver is unable to accurately determine the satellite signal travel time, e.g., due to weak signal reception or some other condition, the receiver can still estimate the pseudo-range... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20090002227 - High sensitivity gnss receiver platform with shared memory: Provided herein is multi-function platform comprising a plurality of devices and a large memory that is external to the devices and shared among the devices. In an embodiment, a Direct Memory Access (DMA) controller is provided for each device to efficiently transfer data between the device and the shared memory.... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20090002225 - Keeping accurate time for a hybrid gps receiver and mobile phone when powered off: A hybrid navigation satellite receiver and mobile telephone uses only two crystal oscillators. One that operates a master clock around 27-MHz and that consumes milliwatts of power. The other oscillator consumes only microwatts of power and operates continuously on battery power at about 32-KHz. Only the second, low frequency oscillator... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20090002229 - Antenna element and antenna unit capable of receiving two kinds of radio waves: An antenna element includes a dielectric board, a first antenna radiation electrode formed on a top surface of the dielectric board at an outer region, a second antenna radiation electrode formed on the top surface of the dielectric board at a central portion, a ground electrode formed on a bottom... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090002228 - Portable terminal: According to one embodiment, a portable terminal includes: a display unit that displays a present location of the portable terminal; a GPS receiver that calculates theoretical precision data determined theoretically by geometric arrangement of plural GPS satellites on the basis of location information of the GPS satellites, and performs a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090002230 - Pseudolite-based precise positioning system with synchronised pseudolites: Pseudolite-based precise positioning system with synchronised pseudolites that can compute the position of a mobile station with slave pseudolites synchronised to master pseudolite is provided. Therefore pseudolite-based precise positioning system according to present invention does not need correction information of a reference station. A pseudolite-based precise positioning system for computing... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090002232 - Gps data recording apparatus and related method thereof: A GPS data recording apparatus includes a storage device and a processing circuit coupled to the storage device. The processing circuit comprises: a sampling module, for sampling a GPS data; and a packet processor, for packetizing the sampled GPS data to generate a data packet to be stored in the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090002231 - Method for a space-efficient gps receiver: In a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, rather than storing both GPS satellite ephemeredes and almanacs to the GPS receiver's on-chip non-volatile memory, storing into the non-volatile memory only the more recent ephemeris or almanac data for each satellite. When an ephemeris expires, the parameters in the ephemeris are converted... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090002233 - Methods and apparatuses for searching for satellite signals: Methods and apparatuses for searching for satellite signals are provided. One of the proposed methods of searching for satellite signals includes: searching for satellite signals according to measurement predictions; searching for satellite signals of a reference satellite without referring to the measurement predictions; determining if measurements derived from the reference... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090002234 - Spread spectrum software receiver: A spread spectrum signal receiver comprises a radio signal processing unit, at least partly implemented in software running on a processor. The processing unit determines a candidate collection of subsets of signal sources from a group of potential sources, by the criterion that an anticipated processing intensity required to derive... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20090002235 - Radio communication system, transmission apparatus, transmission method, program and recording medium: Although the beam forming is quite a good scheme, if there exist particularly a plurality of users, the characteristic deterioration occurs in an associated communication line due to the tight radio resource on the reverse line and delay in the transmission time caused by the feedback of information exceeding the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090002236 - Electro optical scanning phased array antenna for pulsed operation: An electro optical scanning phased array antenna having a laser which generates a pulsed output. A microwave source has an output which amplitude modulates the optical output from the laser through an optical modulator. An optical loop circuit has an input connected to an output from the optical modulator and... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn Amsrl Cs Cc Ip

20090002237 - Method and device for determining a position of a portable electronic device: A method for determining a position of a portable electronic device is useful for conserving power, processor and bandwidth resources. The method includes detecting at a portable electronic device a first signal received from a local terminal (step 605). In response to the first signal, a second signal is transmitted... Agent: Motorola Inc

20090002238 - Inter-network operation of multiple location networks: The present invention discloses a system and method for allowing a position receiver to determine position solutions from positioning signals from a plurality of autonomous positioning networks, each of which is synchronized to a different timebase. Each of the plurality of autonomous networks comprises one or more positioning-unit device, which... Agent: David Small C/- Victoria Gaw

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