US Patent No: 7,706,746

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Integrated or autonomous system and method of satellite-terrestrial frequency reuse using signal attenuation and/or blockage, dynamic assignment of frequencies and/or hysteresis

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A cellular communications system comprising a space based system comprising a first set of cells, and a ground based system comprising a second set of cells. The space and ground systems can optionally function substantially autonomously, with each using spectrum from at least one predetermined frequency band.

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ATC TECHNOLOGIES, LLCRESTON, VA219

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Karabinis, Peter D Cary, NC 331 10893
Singh, Rajendra San Jose, CA 113 2297

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8,068,828 Systems and methods for terrestrial reuse of cellular satellite frequency spectrum in a time-division duplex mode 0 2009
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8,078,101 Systems and methods for terrestrial reuse of cellular satellite frequency spectrum in a time-division duplex and/or frequency-division duplex mode 3 2009
8,055,257 Systems and methods with different utilization of satellite frequency bands by a space-based network and an ancillary terrestrial network 6 2009
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8,285,225 Broadband wireless communications systems and methods using multiple non-contiguous frequency bands/segments 0 2010
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8,655,398 Communications systems and methods including emission detection 0 2011
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