Patents by Inventor Bryan Shawn ROBINSON

Bryan Shawn ROBINSON has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190280772
    Abstract: Traditional satellite-to-earth data transmission systems are constrained by inefficient relay schemes and/or short-duration data transfers at low data rates. Communication systems described herein achieve extremely high burst rate (e.g., 10 Gbps or greater) direct-to-Earth (DTE) data transmission over a free-space optical link between a spacecraft and a remote terminal, which may be a ground terminal or another space terminal. The optical link is established, for example, when the remote terminal is at an elevation of 20° with respect to a horizon of the remote terminal. In some embodiments, a data transmission burst contains at least 1 Terabyte of information and has a duration of 6 minutes or less. The communication system can include forward error correction by detecting a degradation of a received free-space optical signal and re-transmitting at least a portion of the free-space optical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Don M. Boroson, Bryan Shawn Robinson, Bryan M. Reid
  • Patent number: 10205521
    Abstract: Traditional satellite-to-earth data transmission systems are constrained by inefficient relay schemes and/or short-duration data transfers at low data rates. Communication systems described herein achieve extremely high burst rate (e.g., 10 Gbps or greater) direct-to-Earth (DTE) data transmission over a free-space optical link between a spacecraft and a remote terminal, which may be a ground terminal or another space terminal. The optical link is established, for example, when the remote terminal is at an elevation of 20° with respect to a horizon of the remote terminal. In some embodiments, a data transmission burst contains at least 1 Terabyte of information, and has a duration of 6 minutes or less. The communication system can include forward error correction by detecting a degradation of a received free-space optical signal and re-transmitting at least a portion of the free-space optical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Don M. Boroson, Bryan Shawn Robinson, Bryan M. Reid
  • Publication number: 20160204861
    Abstract: Traditional satellite-to-earth data transmission systems are constrained by inefficient relay schemes and/or short-duration data transfers at low data rates. Communication systems described herein achieve extremely high burst rate (e.g., 10 Gbps or greater) direct-to-Earth (DTE) data transmission over a free-space optical link between a spacecraft and a remote terminal, which may be a ground terminal or another space terminal. The optical link is established, for example, when the remote terminal is at an elevation of 20° with respect to a horizon of the remote terminal. In some embodiments, a data transmission burst contains at least 1 Terabyte of information, and has a duration of 6 minutes or less. The communication system can include forward error correction by detecting a degradation of a received free-space optical signal and re-transmitting at least a portion of the free-space optical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Don M. BOROSON, Bryan Shawn ROBINSON, Bryan M. REID