L3Harris Technologies had three patents in space economy during Q4 2023.L3Harris Technologies Inc has developed a satellite communication system with cross-linked orbiting satellites and mobile wireless devices that can communicate via satellite or WiFi, maintaining push-to-talk (PTT) calls seamlessly. The system includes a network manager that organizes PTT groups and allows devices to establish ad hoc network links when satellite connection is not available. GlobalData’s report on L3Harris Technologies gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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L3Harris Technologies grant share with space economy as a theme is 0% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Communications system having mobile wireless devices that communicate via satellite or wifi and associated methods (Patent ID: US20230318698A1)

The patent filed by L3Harris Technologies Inc. describes a satellite communication system that includes a constellation of cross-linked orbiting satellites and an earth station gateway with an Internet port. Mobile wireless devices in the system have both satellite and WiFi transceivers, allowing communication with other devices in a push-to-talk (PTT) group via the satellite transceiver when a satellite link is available and via the WiFi transceiver when a WiFi link is available. The devices can seamlessly switch between the two links while maintaining existing PTT calls, based on signal degradation or user input.

Additionally, the system includes a PTT command center device to assign mobile wireless devices to specific PTT groups, and the satellite transceivers are capable of operating in manual mode for user-controlled switching. The constellation of satellites is arranged in polar orbital planes, with some devices designed as hand-held units and others as vehicle-mount units. The patent also covers a method for operating the mobile wireless devices within the satellite communication system, emphasizing the ability to maintain PTT calls while switching between satellite and WiFi links based on signal quality or user preference, with the option for manual control and assignment of PTT groups by a central command center.

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