Patents Assigned to Elta Systems Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10581553
    Abstract: A method of communicating information from a sensor concerning a received signal, comprising: responsive to receiving by at least one detecting sensor, during a defined time interval, data indicative of an entire data of a frequency band received by it during the defined time interval, comprising at least one signal emitted at least one emitter, and to detecting of the emitted signal by the at least one detecting sensor, sending from the sensor assistance information corresponding to the detected emitted signal during the defined time interval, to at least one non-detecting sensor. This information can be utilized by the non-detecting sensor to perform an action with respect to data indicative of an entire data of the frequency band received by the non-detecting sensor during a corresponding defined time interval, the action corresponding to at least one emitted signal received by the non-detecting sensor during the corresponding defined time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Moshe Fireaizen, Moshe Nahaman
  • Patent number: 10582439
    Abstract: A cellular communication system comprising a population of cellular communication network nodes comprising a stationary core, a plurality of base stations, and at least one node having mobile station functionality; and a client tunneling functionality co-located with the node having mobile station functionality which is operative to use network topology information obtained via the mobile station functionality to initiate generation of a tunnel having a first end at the node and a second far end at the stationary core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Adi Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20200057154
    Abstract: A device for detecting and/or tracking a projectile has a receiving antenna, for receiving at least an electromagnetic signal emitted by at least one radar, at least one amplifier configured to amplify the electromagnetic signal received by the receiving antenna, and at least one emitting antenna. The emitting antenna is configured to return, at an output of the device, an amplified electromagnetic signal for calculating data indicative of the trajectory of the projectile based at least on the amplified electromagnetic signal. A system for detecting a projectile has a transmitting device mounted on the projectile, a radar configured to sense an electromagnetic signal produced and sent by the transmitting device. The signals emitted from the projectile are limited to the electromagnetic signal sent by the transmitting device, and a processing unit, configured to calculate data indicative of the trajectory of the projectile, based on the sensing of the electromagnetic signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Noam FRENKEL, Josef STEINMETZ
  • Patent number: 10566698
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of the present invention includes an antenna system comprising a multifocal reflector having at least two reflecting segments having different curvatures defining at least two different spaced apart focal points, such that the multifocal reflector is configured and operable to receive radiation incident on the segments at different incident angles within a certain angular range, and reflect the incident radiation onto the at least two focal points in a focal axis, thereby creating focused radiation formed by at least two differently focused portions of radiation; a phased array feed antenna unit located perpendicularly to the focal axis and comprising a plurality of antenna elements for receiving/transmitting at least two differently focused portions, and a feed network connected to the plurality of the antenna elements for selectively actuating the antenna elements for performing electronic scanning of the space area aimed at detecting target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD
    Inventors: Alon Retter, Alex Frenkel
  • Patent number: 10560955
    Abstract: A system for multicarrier cellular communication in a cellular network including a multiplicity of nodes, the system comprising, at an individual moving relay from among the multiplicity of nodes, an rBS having downlink communication, according to a protocol, with UEs served thereby; and a co-located rRM (relay Resource Manager) having a controller; wherein the controller is operative to induce the rBS to generate a selective minimally interfered region in a domain and/or to coordinate between schedulers in the relay to ensure that each user has its own time and/or frequency such that channels do not overlap because time and/or frequency are shifted to prevent the overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Yaakov Shoshan, Adi Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10545216
    Abstract: There are provided a method of locating a transmitting source in multipath environment and system thereof. The method comprises: obtaining, by each receiver k of a plurality of spatially separated receivers, a sequence of samples of a signal received by the receiver, each sample respectively associated with a time of obtaining said sample, wherein one or more receivers m among the plurality of receivers k each obtain a respective sequence of samples over a plurality of different positions along a respective trajectory r(t) with respect to the site associated with the respective receiver m; and processing the obtained sequences of samples to identify the most likely location of the transmitting source. Optionally, most likely location can be estimated using a grid of potential locations within an area of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Elta Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel Avitzour
  • Patent number: 10495510
    Abstract: A flash detection device comprises at least a first and a second sensor module, wherein each of the sensor modules comprises at least a photodiode for detecting an irradiance emitted by a source, and the first sensor module comprises at least an angular efficiency attenuator configured for attenuating the irradiance received by the photodiode according to a predetermined angular efficiency profile, wherein the at least first and second sensor modules are configured for collecting light from substantially the same field of view, and the angular efficiency attenuator of the first sensor module causes the first and second sensor modules to have complementary predetermined angular efficiency profiles, so that, for angles of view within a common field of view of the first and second sensor modules, a combination of irradiance measurements of the first and second sensor modules enables to derive an irradiance source angle of the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Yaniv Maor, Ori Aphek
  • Patent number: 10484107
    Abstract: A calibration network system for an array antenna and method for calibrating of the array antenna are described. The system includes a pair of rectangular waveguides stacked in parallel relation to each other and spaced apart at a distance of a quarter of an operating wavelength. The rectangular waveguides includes through-holes extending through a side-wall of the stacked rectangular waveguides from a bottom of a lower waveguide to a top of an upper waveguide to accommodate coaxial transmission lines. The side-wall has openings between the through-holes and an interior region of the rectangular waveguides in order to provide coupling of the coaxial transmission lines into the pair of rectangular waveguides. The system includes 90 degree phase shifter coupled to the upper rectangular waveguide, and a power divider/combiner coupled to a reference T/R Module, to the 90 degree phase shifter and to the lower rectangular waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Yuri Feigin
  • Patent number: 10468741
    Abstract: A carrier plate configured for mounting thereto of a plurality of communication units to form a phased array antenna; The carrier plate is integrally formed with a plurality of sockets, each of the sockets being adapted to receive therein at least one of the plurality of communication unit; The carrier plate is further integrally formed with one or more cooling channels extending along the carrier plate and associated with the sockets; The channels are configured for passage of a cooling fluid therethrough for cooling of the plurality of units during operation of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Elta Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Arie Day
  • Patent number: 10457365
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for underwater use. In one example the system includes an autonomous mother unmanned underwater vehicle (AMUV) and one or more auxiliary unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV). The AMUV is configured for autonomously searching for and detecting undersea objects potentially present in an undersea region of interest (ROI), for generating object information relating to the objects detected thereby to enable identification of at least one object of interest (OOI) among the detected objects, and for selectively transporting the UUV to at least within a predetermined distance from a location of the OOI. The UUV is configured for interacting with the OOI at least within the predetermined distance. Such a system is further configured for providing verification information indicative of the interaction between the UUV and the OOI. The AMUV includes a communications system at least configured for transmitting at one or both of the verification information and the object information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Elta Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Farber, Ehud Erell
  • Patent number: 10455477
    Abstract: A moving cellular communication system comprising at least one upgraded moving relay including at least two base station functionalities and at least one mobile station functionality and a relay resource manager, all co-located, wherein each base station functionality from among the at least two base station functionalities of the upgraded moving relay is operative to communicate via antennae with at least one mobile station thereby to define a first radio link therebetween, and wherein each base station functionality has a connection to its co-located relay resource manager, wherein each mobile station functionality of the upgraded moving relay communicates via antennae with a unit which has base station functionality thereby to define at least one second radio link, respectively, wherein the relay resource manager in each individual moving relay comprises a radio resource manager; and functionality for exchanging information with relay resource managers is included in moving relays other than the individual
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Yaakov Shoshan, Adi Schwartz, Gil Koifman
  • Patent number: 10410082
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method including memorizing a sequence of high-resolution images of a scene in a buffer, obtaining radiation emission readings from one or more photo detectors, detecting a suspected flash event based on processing the radiation emission readings from the one or more photo detectors. The method may further include that the detecting occurs at a first instant, retrieving from the buffer high-resolution images of the scene including at least one image that was captured prior to said first instant, and processing the high-resolution images of the scene to determine a geolocation of the suspected flash event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Ori Aphek
  • Patent number: 10388752
    Abstract: A semiconductor substrate structure and process for fabrication of the semiconductor substrate structure are described. The semiconductor substrate structure includes a silicon carbide (SiC) wafer substrate, an active gallium nitride (GaN) layer and a layer of microcrystalline diamond (MCD) layer disposed between the SiC wafer substrate and the GaN active layer. The MCD) layer is bonded to the SiC wafer substrate and to the GaN active layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Joseph Kaplun, Bilha Houli Arbiv
  • Patent number: 10368248
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter includes: calculating link-budget of at least one antenna on-board a vehicle with respect to at least one target antenna; the link-budget comprises a respective link-budget value assigned to each pixel in a collection of pixels, where each pixel in the collection of pixels represents a respective radiation vector in a three-dimensional space around the at least one antenna; determining for each pixel in the collection of pixels, compliance of the respective link-budget value with a sensitivity threshold value of the transceiver, thereby obtaining a respective antenna envelope of the at least one on-board antenna; displaying on a computer display device graphical representation of a pixel map representing at least the respective antenna envelope; continuously monitoring dynamics of the input data for repeatedly updating the pixel map, and displaying an updated graphical representation of the pixel map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Nir Tidhar
  • Patent number: 10362492
    Abstract: A cellular system that includes one or more moving relays, each having one or more add-on Interference Cancellation Modules (ICMs) capable of generating a cleaner signal by increasing the Signal-to-Interferer Ratio (SIR), thereby cancelling interference. The interference originates from intra-network or from out-of-network source. The system enables cellular communication between two or more mobile stations, in a geographic area that lacks adequate cellular coverage by one or more stationary base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Yaakov Shoshan, Jacob Tzlil, Gil Koifman
  • Publication number: 20190223235
    Abstract: In a mobile communication system including a network having at least one base station operative to receive information in resource allocation terminology understandable to the base station and to allocate downlink bandwidth accordingly, at least one relay operative to convey to the base station information regarding needs of mobile communicators associated with the relay, using the resource allocation terminology understandable to the base station, and when receiving uplink bandwidth, from the base station, which generates an uplink between itself and the base station, to distribute the uplink bandwidth between the mobile communicators associated with the relay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Adi SCHWARTZ, Yaakov SHOSHAN, Gil KOIFMAN
  • Patent number: 10356688
    Abstract: A cellular communication system serving at least one mobile communication device, the system including at least one backhauling link provided between a mobile station functionality; and a base station functionality residing in a level below the mobile station functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Adi Schwartz, Yaakov Shoshan
  • Patent number: 10356796
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of improving interference robustness in a LTE based wireless communication system. At a transmitting side, a MAC layer outputs MAC data units each including a resource mapping assigning said MAC data units to resource blocks of an LTE frame. The method comprises, at the transmitting side, modifying the MAC data units output by the MAC layer to scramble the resource mapping of said MAC data units thereby providing corresponding scrambled MAC data units including a scrambled resource mapping to a PHY layer of the transmitting side, the scrambled resource mapping being obtained by using a carrier permutation retrievable by a receiving side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Itay Sherman
  • Patent number: 10341919
    Abstract: A mobile communication system including at least one individual mobile communicator in a population of mobile communicators served by a plurality of nodes, including at least one base station; wherein at least one individual mobile communicator is operative to at least once associating itself with a serving node from among the plurality of nodes using a serving node selection functionality operative for selecting the serving node so as to increase use of available bandwidth to and from at least one node which provides the individual communicator with an acceptable signal to noise ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Gil Koifman, Adi Schwartz, Yaakov Shoshan
  • Patent number: 10284366
    Abstract: In existing mobile implementations, there is a disconnect between the mobile device accessing the network and the applicative services inasmuch as the entity responsible for network access, such as the VPN Gateway, differs from the entity governing access to applications, such as email servers and SharePoint repositories. Therefore existing solutions typically employ two authentication methods. Of these, the first may be used to authenticate the mobile device to the VPN Gateway, while the second may be used to authenticate the mobile device towards the applications server. In order to facilitate strong authentication it is often desired to utilize a mechanism that uses or combines two different factors, e.g. “something you have” (such as but not limited to a smart card) and “something you know” (such as but not limited to a password). Most currently available mobile devices offer limited options to connect external devices to them, rendering most “Something you have” solutions irrelevant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Yonathan Striem-Amit