Patents by Inventor Gary Churan

Gary Churan 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: 20190342000
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for uplink synchronization in time division multiple access (TDMA) satellite network. In one embodiment, an earth-based satellite terminal is configured to communicate with a satellite hub through a satellite using the TDMA communication protocol. The earth-based satellite terminal is configured to determine its own location, a location of the satellite, estimate a distance between the location of the terminal and the location of the satellite, determine a Coarse Timing Advance based on the distance that is estimated, and transmit data to the satellite based on the Coarse Timing Advance and the TDMA communication protocol. The Coarse Timing Advance may allow uplink TDMA communication without a preamble transmission on a random access channel, the preamble transmission being required in many conventional systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Dunmin Zheng, Santanu Dutta, Gary Churan
  • Publication number: 20190165827
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes wireless communication systems with code-division multiple access with interference avoidance (CDMA-IA). In one embodiment, the wireless communication system includes a plurality of transmitters and a plurality of receivers. At least one transmitter of the plurality of transmitters is configured to detect unoccupied segments of spectrum occupancy of interference at one of the plurality of receivers, and spread power of a transmitted signal non-uniformly across a channel bandwidth that is much wider than an information bandwidth of the transmitted signal using a plurality of non-contiguous spectral segments that correspond to the unoccupied segments of the spectrum occupancy of the interference at the one of the plurality of receivers. At least one receiver of the plurality of receivers is configured to perform a demodulation process by coherently integrating the power of the transmitted signal over the plurality of non-contiguous spectral segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventor: Gary Churan
  • Publication number: 20070233383
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is configured to receive wireless communications including GPS data from a terrestrial and/or satellite wireless network, and to perform pseudo-range measurements using the GPS data that is received. The mobile terminal may be configured to perform pseudo-range measurements by receiving GPS coarse/acquisition (C/A) signals from GPS satellites, estimating Doppler shifts in the received GPS C/A signals, and estimating received code phases of the GPS C/A signals using the Doppler shifts that are estimated. The estimated code phases and/or the estimated Doppler shifts of the GPS C/A signals can provide the pseudo-range measurements. By removing the Doppler shift from the received signal samples prior to performing the code phase measurement, reduced computational complexity and/or processing time may be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventor: Gary Churan
  • Publication number: 20070010246
    Abstract: A signal is received at a component of the wireless CDMA communications system, such as a base station or satellite gateway. A plurality of data sets is generated from the received signal, respective ones of the plurality of data sets corresponding to respective access probes received, for example, over the reverse access channel (R-ACH) or reverse enhanced access channel (R-EACH). At least some of the plurality of data sets are jointly decoded to recover an access probe payload.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventor: Gary Churan
  • Publication number: 20050260947
    Abstract: A processor for use in a satellite communications system includes a selector that is configured to select a subset of a plurality of spatially diverse satellite signals based upon a location of a radioterminal. The processor further includes a signal processor that is configured to detect a return-link transmission from the radioterminal responsive to the selected subset of the spatially diverse satellite signals. The respective spatially diverse satellite signals may include respective signals corresponding to respective antenna elements of a satellite. The selector and the signal processor may be ground based.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventors: Peter Karabinis, Santanu Dutta, Gary Churan
  • Publication number: 20050201449
    Abstract: An uplink signal transmitted by a terminal is received by a satellite wireless communications system. The uplink signal includes a known information element, e.g., a reverse access channel (R-ACH) preamble, spread according to a spreading code specific to a component of a satellite wireless communications system, e.g., a pseudonoise (PN) sequence associated with a satellite beam. A correlation of the received uplink signal with the spreading code over a range of time shifts is determined. The known information element is detected from the determined correlation. The satellite wireless communications system is synchronized with the terminal responsive to detection of the known information element. For example, a delay may be assigned to a receiver of the satellite wireless communications system responsive to detection of the known information element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventor: Gary Churan
  • Publication number: 20050136836
    Abstract: First radio signals are received by a first satellite, the received first radio signals including a desired satellite uplink signal transmitted from a first source using a frequency assigned to the first source and an interfering signal transmitted from a second source using the frequency assigned to the first source. The first radio signals are combined based on a first performance criterion to generate a first output signal. Second radio signals are received by a second satellite, the received second radio signals including a measure of the desired signal. The second radio signals are combined based on a second performance criterion to produce a second output signal. The first and second output signals are combined to generate an estimate of the desired satellite uplink signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Peter Karabinis, Santanu Dutta, Gary Churan, Dunmin Zheng
  • Publication number: 20050118948
    Abstract: A space-based component, such as a satellite, is configured to receive wireless communications from radiotelephones in a satellite footprint over an uplink satellite radiotelephone frequency, and to transmit wireless communications to the radiotelephones over a downlink radiotelephone frequency. An ancillary terrestrial network, that may include one or more ancillary terrestrial components, is configured to transmit wireless communications to, and receive wireless communications from, the radiotelephones over the uplink satellite radiotelephone frequency in a time-division duplex mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventors: Peter Karabinis, Gary Churan
  • Publication number: 20050037749
    Abstract: A first radio signal is received via a first satellite reception path, for example, an antenna or spot beam, which serves a satellite cell. The received first radio signal includes a desired satellite uplink signal transmitted from a first source using a frequency assigned to the satellite cell and an interfering signal transmitted from at least one second source using the frequency assigned to the satellite cell. A second radio signal is received via a second satellite reception path, for example, via another antenna or spot beam of the system and/or via a satellite antenna beam of another system. The second radio signal includes a measure of the interfering signal. The first and second radio signals are processed to recover the desired satellite uplink signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Publication date: February 17, 2005
    Inventors: Peter Karabinis, Santanu Dutta, Gary Churan, Dunmin Zheng
  • Patent number: 5512912
    Abstract: An antenna mount for a vehicle includes a two axis gimbaled mounting which allows the antenna to rotate in two axes. A pendular mass is provided to maintain the antenna in a particular orientation in the absence of any externally applied acceleration. A chamber is provided attached to the pendular mass for holding a viscous dampening fluid. The dampening fluid allows the antenna mount to rotate in response to an externally applied acceleration but serves to dampen any oscillations induced by an externally applied acceleration. The antenna mount maintains the antenna in substantially a predetermined position despite the influence of externally applied accelerations. Shock absorbers may be supplied to the gimbal mounting to aid in the dampening of large accelerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: AMSC Subsidiary Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Ross, Gary Churan, Charles Kittiver