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Bent-pipe relay communication system with automatic gain control and methods of using same

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A bent-pipe relay communication system and method of using same. The bent-pipe relay communication system includes a plurality of bent-pipe relay channels, each channel having automatic gain control. Each channel of the plurality of bent-pipe relay channels includes a radio -frequency-to-intermediate-frequency demodulator, at least one programmable variable gain amplifier, and an intermediate-frequency-to-radio-frequency modulator. The communication system further includes at least one radio frequency power detector operably connected to the intermediate-frequency-to-radio-frequency modulator for each channel. The system also includes at least one controller communicating with the at least one radio frequency power detector and the at least one variable gain amplifier for the each channel to provide the automatic gain control.

Inventors: 
Cohen, Aaron E.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Communications
FIle Date: 
2015-12-09
Grant Date: 
2016-10-04
Grant time: 
300 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
5
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY