Patents Assigned to Communications Satelite Corp.
  • Patent number: 4338579
    Abstract: A Frequency Shift Offset Quadrature (FSOQ) signal which is a constant envelope frequency-shift keyed version of an offset quaternary phase shift keyed (O-QPSK) transmission is provided. A technique for generating an FSOQ signal in a manner similar to O-QPSK by modulating offset quadrature channels with selectable pulse shapes which yields the desired 3-tone continuous phase FSK approximation of O-QPSK is disclosed. Receiver synchronization circuits are also provided which enable FSOQ to be detected as a special case of O-QPSK, whereby the detection performance of synchronous coherent QPSK, rather than the relatively inferior performance of FSK detection, is obtained. FSOQ provides a constant envelope and requires less bandwidth than minimum shift keying (MSK).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1982
    Assignee: Communications Satelite Corp.
    Inventor: Smith A. Rhodes