Patents by Inventor Ingmar Rudiger Land

Ingmar Rudiger Land 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: 20190260506
    Abstract: The invention relates to method and apparatus for improving the performance of communication systems using Run length Limited (RLL) messages such as the existing Automatic Identification System (AIS). A binary data sequence is Forward Error Correction (FEC) coded and then the sequence is compensated, for example by bit-erasure, so that either bit-stuffing is not required, or a bit stuffer will not be activated to ensure that the coded sequence meets the RLL requirement. Various embodiments are described to handle different architectures or input points for the FEC encoder and bit erasure module. The bit erasure module may also add dummy bits to ensure a RLL compliant CRC or to selectively add bits to a reserve buffer to compensate for later bit stuffing in a header. Additional RLL training sequences may also be added to assist in, receiver acquisition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander James Grant, Andre Pollok, Gottfried Lechner, David Victor Lawrie Haley, Robert George McKilliam, Ingmar Rudiger Land, Marc Pierre Denis Lavenant
  • Patent number: 10320469
    Abstract: A communication system is disclosed. In an embodiment, the communication system includes a user node for receiving data from a remote application program, the data including message data for communication to a central application program operatively associated with the remote application program; plurality of geographically distributed gateway nodes; one or more access nodes for receiving the message data from the user node via a first communications interface, and communicating the message data via a second communications interface to one or more of the plurality of geographically distributed gateway nodes; and a hub for communicating with the one or more of the plurality of geographically distributed gateway nodes to receive the message data for communication to the central application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Myriota Pty Ltd
    Inventors: David Victor Lawrie Haley, John Lawrence Buetefuer, Alexander James Grant, William George Cowley, Gottfried Lechner, Ingmar Rudiger Land, Robert George McKilliam, Andre Pollok, Linda Mary Davis, Ricky Rocco Luppino, Sorin Adrian Barbulescu
  • Patent number: 10321450
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for communication between terminals and an access node in a multiuser multicarrier communications network are described. The access node may be a satellite access node. Terminals are configured to perform initial estimation and tracking of channel offsets and to estimate channel offsets for future packets to be transmitted by the terminal. In some embodiments the channel offsets comprise mobility related channel offsets due to the relative movement between the access node and the plurality of terminals. Transmissions from the terminals to the access node are pre-compensated for the channel offsets, so that the aggregate signal received by the access node occupies a bandwidth greater or equal to the maximum signal bandwidth of any individual terminal. Terminal transmissions may overlap in frequency and time on the ground, but arrive orthogonally at the access node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MYRIOTA PTY LTD
    Inventors: David Victor Lawrie Haley, William George Cowley, John Lawrence Buetefuer, Alexander James Grant, Gottfried Lechner, Andre Pollok, Robert George McKilliam, Ingmar Rudiger Land, Marc Pierre Denis Lavenant, Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 10313053
    Abstract: The invention relates to method and apparatus for improving the performance of communication systems using Run Length Limited (RLL) messages such as the existing Automatic Identification System (AIS). A binary data sequence is Forward Error Correction (FEC) coded and then the sequence is compensated, for example by bit-erasure, so that either bit-stuffing is not required, or a bit stuffer will not be activated to ensure that the coded sequence meets the RLL requirement. Various embodiments are described to handle different architectures or input points for the FEC encoder and bit erasure module. The bit erasure module may also add dummy bits to ensure a RLL compliant CRC or to selectively add bits to a reserve buffer to compensate for later bit stuffing in a header. Additional RLL training sequences may also be added to assist in, receiver acquisition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Myriota Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Alexander James Grant, Andre Pollok, Gottfried Lechner, David Victor Lawrie Haley, Robert George McKilliam, Ingmar Rudiger Land, Marc Pierre Denis Lavenant
  • Patent number: 10284286
    Abstract: A multiuser communication system comprises multiple transmitters and a multiuser receiver that detects multiple transmissions via iterative soft interference cancellation. An initial acquisition module and single user decoder module are also described. The multiuser receiver acquires and subtracts known users in the residual signal before acquiring new users in the residual signal, which is performed iteratively until no new users are detected or a stopping criterion is met. To aid receiver acquisition, the transmitters insert discrete tones into the transmitted signals. These allow the multiuser receiver to obtain initial estimates of the frequency, time, gain, and/or phase offset for each user. To improve the quality of cancellation the receiver refines estimates of gain, time, frequency and phase offsets for each user after each iteration, and calculates time varying SINR estimates for each user. The multiuser receiver may be satellite based, may be a distributed receiver, or process users in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Myriota Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Alexander James Grant, Gottfried Lechner, Andre Pollok, Robert George McKilliam, Ingmar Rudiger Land, David Victor Lawrie Haley, William George Cowley, Linda Mary Davis, Sorin Adrian Barbulescu, John Lawrence Buetefuer, Marc Pierre Denis Lavenant
  • Publication number: 20180227042
    Abstract: A communication system is disclosed. In an embodiment, the communication system includes a user node for receiving data from a remote application program, the data including message data for communication to a central application program operatively associated with the remote application program; plurality of geographically distributed gateway nodes; one or more access nodes for receiving the message data from the user node via a first communications interface, and communicating the message data via a second communications interface to one or more of the plurality of geographically distributed gateway nodes; and a hub for communicating with the one or more of the plurality of geographically distributed gateway nodes to receive the message data for communication to the central application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: David Victor Lawrie Haley, John Lawrence Buetefuer, Alexander James Grant, William George Cowley, Gottfried Lechner, Ingmar Rudiger Land, Robert George McKilliam, Andre Pollok, Linda Mary Davis, Ricky Rocco Luppino, Sorin Adrian Barbulescu
  • Patent number: 9923624
    Abstract: A communication system is disclosed. In an embodiment, the communication system includes a user node for receiving data from a remote application program, the data including message data for communication to a central application program operatively associated with the remote application program; plurality of geographically distributed gateway nodes; one or more access nodes for receiving the message data from the user node via a first communications interface, and communicating the message data via a second communications interface to one or more of the plurality of geographically distributed gateway nodes; and a hub for communicating with the one or more of the plurality of geographically distributed gateway nodes to receive the message data for communication to the central application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: University of South Australia
    Inventors: David Victor Lawrie Haley, John Lawrence Buetefuer, Alexander James Grant, William George Cowley, Gottfried Lechner, Ingmar Rudiger Land, Robert George McKilliam, Andre Pollok, Linda Mary Davis, Ricky Rocco Luppino, Sorin Adrian Barbulescu
  • Publication number: 20170347340
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for communication between terminals and an access node in a multiuser multicarrier communications network are described. The access node may be a satellite access node. Terminals are configured to perform initial estimation and tracking of channel offsets and to estimate channel offsets for future packets to be transmitted by the terminal. In some embodiments the channel offsets comprise mobility related channel offsets due to the relative movement between the access node and the plurality of terminals. Transmissions from the terminals to the access node are pre-compensated for the channel offsets, so that the aggregate signal received by the access node occupies a bandwidth greater or equal to the maximum signal bandwidth of any individual terminal. Terminal transmissions may overlap in frequency and time on the ground, but arrive orthogonally at the access node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: David Victor Lawrie HALEY, William George COWLEY, John Lawrence BUETEFUER, Alexander James GRANT, Gottfried LECHNER, Andre POLLOK, Robert George MCKILLIAM, Ingmar Rudiger LAND, Marc Pierre Denis LAVENANT, Ying CHEN
  • Patent number: 9548877
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for use in communication systems using recursive modulation schemes with a Low Density Generator Matrix code (including an irregular repeat accumulate (IRA) code) are described that have reduced complexity and thus reduced cost compared to prior art systems. A communication system is described in which the transmitter concatenates a low density generator matrix code with an accumulator followed by a recursive modulator in order to eliminate the use of an interleaver, and in which the receiver combines the decoder for the accumulator and the soft demodulator into a single joint decoder in order reduce the number of components and complexity. Another variation is also described in which the transmitter is further simplified by eliminated the accumulator altogether, and in which the receiver is further simplified by replacing the joint decoder with a soft demodulator prior to the LDGM soft decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: University of South Australia
    Inventors: Ingmar Rudiger Land, Gottfried Lechner, Alexander James Grant, David Victor Lawrie Haley
  • Publication number: 20160277145
    Abstract: The invention relates to method and apparatus for improving the performance of communication systems using Run Length Limited (RLL) messages such as the existing Automatic Identification System (AIS). A binary data sequence is Forward Error Correction (FEC) coded and then the sequence is compensated, for example by bit-erasure, so that either bit-stuffing is not required, or a bit stuffer will not be activated to ensure that the coded sequence meets the RLL requirement. Various embodiments are described to handle different architectures or input points for the FEC encoder and bit erasure module. The bit erasure module may also add dummy bits to ensure a RLL compliant CRC or to selectively add bits to a reserve buffer to compensate for later bit stuffing in a header. Additional RLL training sequences may also be added to assist in, receiver acquisition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Alexander James Grant, Andre Pollok, Gottfried Lechner, David Victor Lawrie Haley, Robert George McKilliam, Ingmar Rudiger Land, Marc Pierre Denis Lavenant
  • Publication number: 20160204852
    Abstract: A multiuser communication system comprises multiple transmitters and a multiuser receiver that detects multiple transmissions via iterative soft interference cancellation. An initial acquisition module and single user decoder module are also described. The multiuser receiver acquires and subtracts known users in the residual signal before acquiring new users in the residual signal, which is performed iteratively until no new users are detected or a stopping criterion is met. To aid receiver acquisition, the transmitters insert discrete tones into the transmitted signals. These allow the multiuser receiver to obtain initial estimates of the frequency, time, gain, and/or phase offset for each user. To improve the quality of cancellation the receiver refines estimates of gain, time, frequency and phase offsets for each user after each iteration, and calculates time varying SINR estimates for each user. The multiuser receiver may be satellite based, may be a distributed receiver, or process users in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Alexander James Grant, Gottfried Lechner, Andre Pollok, Robert George McKilliam, Ingmar Rudiger Land, David Victor Lawrie Haley, William George Cowley, Linda Mary Davis, Sorin Adrian Barbulescu, John Lawrence Buetefuer, Marc Pierre Denis Lavenant
  • Publication number: 20150333942
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for use in communication systems using recursive modulation schemes with a Low Density Generator Matrix code (including an irregular repeat accumulate (IRA) code) are described that have reduced complexity and thus reduced cost compared to prior art systems. A communication system is described in which the transmitter concatenates a low density generator matrix code with an accumulator followed by a recursive modulator in order to eliminate the use of an interleaver, and in which the receiver combines the decoder for the accumulator and the soft demodulator into a single joint decoder in order reduce the number of components and complexity. Another variation is also described in which the transmitter is further simplified by eliminated the accumulator altogether, and in which the receiver is further simplified by replacing the joint decoder with a soft demodulator prior to the LDGM soft decoder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: University of South Australia
    Inventors: Ingmar Rudiger Land, Gottfried Lechner, Alexander James Grant, David Victor Haley
  • Publication number: 20150256247
    Abstract: A communication system is disclosed. In an embodiment, the communication system includes a user node for receiving data from a remote application program, the data including message data for communication to a central application program operatively associated with the remote application program; plurality of geographically distributed gateway nodes; one or more access nodes for receiving the message data from the user node via a first communications interface, and communicating the message data via a second communications interface to one or more of the plurality of geographically distributed gateway nodes; and a hub for communicating with the one or more of the plurality of geographically distributed gateway nodes to receive the message data for communication to the central application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: David Victor Lawrie Haley, John Lawrence Buetefuer, Alexander James Grant, William George Cowley, Gottfried Lechner, Ingmar Rudiger Land, Robert George McKilliam, Andre Pollok, Linda Mary Davis, Ricky Rocco Luppino, Sorin Adrian Barbulescu