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Methods and systems for enhanced support of tcp options in a tcp spoofed system

Methods and systems utilizing receiving, at a first proxy node, a first tcp syn segment from a first endpoint to establish a tcp connection with a second endpoint, the first tcp syn segment including a first tcp option having a first option-kind value; transmitting a first spoofed connection request message corresponding to the first tcp syn segment from the first proxy node to a second proxy node associated with the second endpoint; including, in response to the first tcp option having the first option-kind value, an indication in the first spoofed connection request message that a tcp option having the first option-kind value was included in the first tcp syn segment; receiving, at the first proxy node, a second tcp syn segment from a third endpoint to establish a tcp connection with a fourth endpoint, the second tcp syn segment including a second tcp option having a second option-kind value different from the first option-kind value; transmitting a second spoofed connection request message corresponding to the second tcp syn segment from the first proxy node to a third proxy node associated with the fourth endpoint; and not including, in response to the second tcp option having the second option-kind value, an indication in the second spoofed connection request message that a tcp option having the second option-kind value was included in the second tcp syn segment.. . ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

Method and system for isp network performance monitoring and fault detection

A monitoring tool to facilitate real-time system performance monitoring, fault detection, fault isolation, and fault remediation verification, wherein the monitoring tool is connected to each of a plurality of gateways within a network, including a request reporter module configured to record results of url access requests from one or more end users, a processing module configured to calculate a set of metrics based on success and failure rates for each of the url access requests recorded by the request reporter and distinguish between failures related to the network and failures unrelated to the network, and a consolidator module configured to organize and present the set of metrics into a format useable for monitoring the network.. . ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

Approaches for achieving improved capacity plans for a satellite communications system via interleaved beams from multiple satellites

A method is provided for interleaving frequency reuse plans of multiple satellites to form an aggregate frequency reuse cell plan. A first plurality of spot beams is generated by a first satellite for a first frequency reuse plan based on radio frequency (rf) spectrum bands. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

Admission control of 4g/lte conversational sessions by cellular backhaul satellite network

A system and method are disclosed for admission control of mobile conversational user sessions by a satellite network is described. When a request to admit a new session over a satellite network is received, the radio access bearer setup request is transmitted to a remote terminal of the satellite network. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

System and method to separately route cellular voice and data traffic to different locations with a satellite backhaul

A cellular system and method to provide voice and data services to a user terminal are disclosed. The cellular system includes a cellular base station; a satellite backhaul including a first satellite link and a second satellite link; and a traffic classifier to classify traffic from the cellular base station as voice traffic for transportation via the first satellite link and as data traffic for transportation via the second satellite link.. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

Very small aperture terminal including cell site components, and a system

A very small aperture terminal (vsat) and cellular system to provide backhaul satellite communications for a cellular base station are disclosed. The vsat including an evolved packet core (epc) core network (cn) device; and a satellite modem connected to the epc cn device and to communicate over a satellite link, wherein the epc cn device manages communication of user traffic from the cellular base station to the satellite modem.. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

Delayed satellite handover

A first computer that includes a processor and memory storing instructions executable by the processor—the processor is programmed to: establish a satellite link between a satellite terminal and the first computer, the link comprising at least one radio access bearer (rab); receive a rejection message from a second computer indicating that the second computer refuses to accept a terminal handover; and in response to receiving the rejection message, transmit to the second computer a pending handover request message comprising an indication of a link quality of the at least one rab.. . ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

Method and system for orienting a phased array antenna

A receive planar phased array antenna on a communications platform is used to estimate a pointing error of the antenna and to orient the antenna boresight towards the transmitter. A method for orienting the communications antenna includes: segmenting a receive phase array antenna into n sub-arrays with m-antenna elements in each sub-array; receiving, a known signal, by each of the m-antenna elements of at least four (4) of the n-sub-arrays; scanning in a direction of the known signal by applying a beam weight associated with each of the m elements in each of the at least 4-sub-arrays to obtain m-weighted signals for each of the at least 4-sub-arrays; combining the m-weighted signals for each of the at least 4-sub-arrays into signals a, b, c and d, respectively; generating an azimuth difference signal per a weighted sum of (a+b) and (c+d) and an elevation difference signal per a weighted sum of (a+c) and (b+d); computing the weights of the azimuth difference signal, such that the azimuth difference signals is driven to a zero signal; and computing the weights of the elevation difference signal, such that the elevation difference signal is driven to a zero signal.. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

System and method for improving proxy server performance using local domain name system (dns) cache and connectivity monitoring

A system and method for improving proxy server performance in a communication network. The system and method employ a proxy server configured to, in response to a request identifying a domain name, determine whether domain name resolution information associated with the domain name is stored in a storage accessible by the proxy server and has exceeded an expiration time for the domain name resolution information, provide the domain name resolution information from the storage in response to the request via the network upon determining that the domain name resolution information is stored in the storage, has exceeded the expiration time and meets a delivery condition, and request from a domain name server updated domain name resolution information upon determining that the domain name resolution information is at least one of absent from the storage and has exceeded the expiration time.. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

Bonding of satellite terminals

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for bonding of satellite terminals. In some implementations, a first satellite terminal with a first satellite communication link determines that it is in communication with a second satellite terminal that has a second satellite communication link. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

System and method for improving forward error correction efficiency

A system and method for improving forward error correction efficiency in a communication network. The system and method employ a controller configured to evaluate a plurality of frames to identify a first type of the plurality of frames having a first frame processing characteristic pertaining to a first type of frame iteration processing performed by a terminal of the communication network and a second type of the plurality of frames having a second frame processing characteristic pertaining to a second type of frame iteration processing performed by the terminal. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

Hierarchical link quality metrics for a beam in a satellite network

A system and method for determining hierarchical link quality metrics in a communication system, and performing different routines to optimize operation of the communication system based on the link quality metrics. Data is collected for a predetermined interval, and a carrier link quality is determined for each terminal utilizing different carriers in the communication system. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

Digital dithering for reduction of quantization errors and side-lobe levels in phased array antennas

Systems and methods disclosed herein provide techniques for reducing quantization errors and side lobe levels in phased array antennas. The states of a quantized phase shifter of a phased array antenna may be dithered to achieve a time-averaged value that reduces quantization errors. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

Optimized acm trajectory systems and methods

Systems and methods for acm trajectory include receiving data at a communications receiver; decoding the received data based on a selected modcod; monitoring a number of iterations used to decode the data using the selected modcod; comparing the number of iterations used to decode the data using the first selected modcod to a reference number of iterations; and adjusting a snr threshold value for the selected modcod where the number of iterations used to decode the data using the first selected modcod is greater than the reference number of iterations.. . ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

07/05/18 / #20180191048

Low-cost radio frequency waveguide devices

A radio frequency waveguide is disclosed. The radio frequency waveguide includes: a dielectric including an exterior input surface, an exterior output surface and other exterior surfaces; and a metal disposed on the other exterior surfaces of the dielectric, wherein the dielectric is voidless and adapted to propagate radio frequency radiation from the exterior input surface to the exterior output surface.. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

06/28/18 / #20180183545

Filtering code blocks to maintain high throughput thru a forward error correction decoder

A system and method for filtering code blocks to maintain high throughput thru a forward error correcting (fec) decoder is disclosed. The method includes: monitoring a signal-to-noise ratio (snr) for an incoming link; selecting a rank table including a rank, modulation and coding rate (modcod), and a minimum snr; determining a threshold modcod range from the rank table based on the snr; demodulating an incoming frame; identifying, in the incoming frame, the code blocks and an associated modcod for each of the code blocks; selecting a code block from the code blocks when the respective modcod for the code block is in the rank table and within the threshold modcod range; and decoding the selected code block with the associated modcod.. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

06/21/18 / #20180175978

Ofdm-like signaling for broadband satellite applications

Implementations described herein are directed to satellite transmitters and receivers for applying ofdm-like signaling in broadband satellite transmissions. In such systems, one or more data signals may be shaped and composited into a composite data signal at an ofdm-like transmitter for transmission over a satellite channel. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

06/14/18 / #20180167481

Compressibility estimation for lossless data compression

A network node includes a processor programmed to parse at least a portion of an input block having a plurality of segments, determine whether at least one of the plurality of segments matches a segment stored in a history buffer, and predict a compressibility of the input block based at least in part on whether at least one of the plurality of segments matches a segment stored in the history buffer.. . ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

06/14/18 / #20180167332

System and method to efficiently serialize parallel streams of information

A system and method for serializing parallel streams of information. The system and method employ a plurality of buffers and a controller. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

06/14/18 / #20180167133

Systems and methods for using adaptive coding and modulation in a regenerative satellite communication system

Techniques are described for implementing adaptive coding and modulation (acm) in regenerative satellite systems to adapt the modulation and/or fec coding of transmitted waveforms to the conditions of the link. In a first implementation, acm is implemented on an uplink from a terminal to a regenerative satellite. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

06/07/18 / #20180160427

Next generation mobile satellite system and gateway design

An apparatus for establishing communication between a base station and different generation terminals includes a multi-protocol stack capable of processing user traffic received from different generation terminals. The apparatus also includes a common physical layer that receives user traffic from different generation terminals and identifies the generation of the terminal sending the user traffic. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

06/07/18 / #20180160373

Methods for uplink power control to combat rain fade in wideband satellite systems

A system and method for controlling uplink power to combat rain fade in satellite communication systems. First communication signals transmitted from a satellite to a satellite operations center are monitored at a gateway. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

06/07/18 / #20180159817

Systems and methods for localization based on internet terminal location

Methods and systems for providing sourcing internet access requests from isp subscribers serviced by a gateway not physically located near the subscribers. As the localization needs of all subscribers are not necessarily the same, the gateway determines an appropriate source ip address to use to ensure that the ip protocol localization features work efficiently. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

05/31/18 / #20180152542

System, method and program for localizing web page interfaces via asynchronous data and automatic binding

A system, method and program for localizing web page interfaces via asynchronous data and automatic binding. The system, method and program employ a terminal for use with a communication network. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

05/31/18 / #20180152351

Distribution of a virtual network operator subscription in a satellite spot-beam network

A system and method for bandwidth management for a host network operator (hno) is disclosed. The method including: providing shared beams shared by two or more of a plurality of virtual network operators (vnos), wherein each vno has a subscription including a global bandwidth limit applicable for a flow control epoch for each vno and a terminal subscription for each terminal associated with the respective vno; aggregating, in the current flow control epoch, a demand and the terminal subscriptions of active terminals per shared beam per vno; distributing, for each shared beam per vno, the aggregated demand and active terminal subscriptions into a distribution bandwidth per shared beam per vno, wherein the distribution bandwidth is based on the respective global bandwidth limit of the respective vno; and proportionally balancing, for each shared beam, an oversubscription of the distribution bandwidths per shared beam per vno based on the proportionalities of the global bandwidth limit of each vno subscribing to the shared beam, to provide a proportional distribution bandwidth per shared beam per vno.. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

05/31/18 / #20180150253

Novel ldpc decoder design to significantly increase throughput in asic by utilizing pseudo two port memory structure

A method and apparatus allows single port memory devices to be accessed as pseudo two port memory devices. An access table is created to map the single port memory device to a single port even bank and a single port odd bank. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

05/10/18 / #20180131620

History-based classification of traffic into qos class with self-update

Methods and systems of history-based instantaneous qos class classification of traffic flow. Qos classifications are mapped to target destinations such that, when a first flow parcket packet of a traffic flow requesting access to a resource associated with the target destination, a classifier can instantaneously classify the traffic flow as belonging to a particular qos class for servicing of the traffic flow.. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

05/10/18 / #20180131593

Application characterization using transport protocol analysis

Characterizing transport protocol connections and controlling behavior of a communication network based on the characterizations, including obtaining transport protocol state information for transport protocol packets on a transport protocol connection; identifying request/response periods for the transport protocol connection based on the transport protocol state information, the identifying including identifying a beginning of a first request/response period based on the transport protocol state information for a first forward packet, and identifying an end of the first request/response period and a beginning of a second request/response period based on the transport protocol state information for a second forward packet; associating an application type with a server endpoint based on the identified request/response periods; and controlling behavior of the communication network based on the application type.. . ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

04/12/18 / #20180102949

Method and system for offering subscriber service plans by adaptive coding and modulation used

A method for providing service levels in a radio frequency (rf) network is disclosed. The method including: associating one or more service levels with each supported symbol rate, modulation and error correction encoded scheme (modcod); assigning a subscriber service level for a rf transmitter; receiving a signal quality of a transmission by the rf transmitter; selecting a transmit modcod from the supported modcods, wherein the signal quality exceeds a threshold signal quality for the transmit modcod; and authorizing the rf transmitter to transmit to the receiver when the subscriber service level is included in the one or more service levels associated with the transmit modcod, wherein signal quality adapts to a signal fade.. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

04/05/18 / #20180098248

System and method for bandwidth profile based allocation and management of a time-varying topology network

Disclosed methods include a resource manager in a multiple node network receiving a demand for additional bandwidth, from a terminal, and the resource manager having updated information on the state of the mobile node network and, using that the state information, performing test allocation of the requested bandwidth to the requesting terminal. Disclosed methods include determining whether previous commitments of service can be met with the test allocation in place. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

04/05/18 / #20180098247

Multi-modem user terminal and policy-based management for satellite transport resiliency

A method comprises monitoring, by a control module of a wireless communications terminal, factors related to a first data path for transmission/reception of data communications by the wireless communications terminal over a wireless data communications network. The control module then determines that the first data path is affected by condition(s), by determining that at least one of the factors satisfies a predetermined state reflecting the condition(s) affecting the first data path. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

04/05/18 / #20180097888

Distributed gateways with centralized data center for high throughput satellite (hts) spot beam network

A system is disclosed for centralizing common gateway operations in a satellite communication system. One or more distributed gws establish a first layer-3 connection to the plurality of terminals over a satellite network. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

04/05/18 / #20180097738

Data buffering control system and method for a communication network

A data buffering control system and method for a communication network comprises a buffer disposed at a destination site, and a controller. The buffer is configured to buffer data received at a data receiving rate by the destination site for delivery by the destination site to a user at a delivery flow rate. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

04/05/18 / #20180097285

Satellite communication network terminal installation method and system

A method and system for installing a terrestrial antenna for a satellite communication network. In the system and method, a remote unit is provided to an installation location for the terrestrial antenna. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

03/29/18 / #20180092020

Mobile network node routing

A telecommunication system includes a resource manager programmed to determine a future location of a first mobile node and a future location of a second mobile node. The resource manager updates a routing table with the future location of the first mobile node and the future location of the second mobile node and transmits the routing table for upload to the first mobile node and the second mobile node.. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

03/29/18 / #20180088242

Method and system for dealing with antenna blockage in a low earth orbit constellation

A system and method for providing communications with a low earth orbit (leo) satellite constellation using a non-omnidirectional antenna is disclosed. A system and method for determining blockages around a non-omnidirectional antenna for use with a low earth orbit (leo) constellation is disclosed. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

03/22/18 / #20180084476

Radio resource management and routing for fixed data circuits in an ngso satellite data communications system

A method for determining routes for a data circuit between source and destination terminals, where the circuit is formed via satellites traveling in respective non-geostationary orbits, and a total time during which the circuit is active is divided into time intervals. The determination of each route comprises, for each time interval, (i) selecting an uplink satellite to service the source terminal as an ingress node for the circuit, and (ii) determining a series of inter-satellite links connecting the uplink satellite to a downlink satellite servicing the destination terminal during the respective time interval, wherein the series of links is determined to be valid during the respective time interval. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

03/22/18 / #20180083695

Gain/flatness enhancement for rf switch matrix

Methods and apparatuses for enhancing flatness of frequency response of couplings of radio frequency (rf) ports in an rf switch matrix. Techniques include determining a second rf port has been selected to be coupled to a first rf port via a coupling, obtaining an indication of a frequency or frequencies to be carried via the coupling, determining an amount of attenuation or amplification for the coupling for the frequency or frequencies, and adjusting attenuation or amplification applied to the coupling according to the determined amount attenuation or amplification.. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

03/15/18 / #20180074208

System and method for efficient broadcast of satellite constellation ephemeris information

Approaches for efficient broadcast of satellite ephemeris information or data in ngso satellite systems, based on keplerian parametric models of the satellite orbits, are provided. Keplerian orbit parameters are utilized (e.g., parametric orbit models) for improved efficiency in broadcast of ephemeris data over use of point-wise vectors. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

02/15/18 / #20180048328

Ldpc performance improvement using sbe-lbd decoding method and lbd collision reduction

Systems and methods are described for performing layered belief ldpc decoding on received standard belief ldpc encoded data bursts. In on implementation, a receiver: demodulates a signal, the demodulated signal including a noise corrupted signal derived from a codeword encoded using standard belief ldpc encoding; converts the noise corrupted signal derived from the standard belief ldpc encoded codeword to a noise corrupted signal derived from a layered belief ldpc encoded codeword; and decodes the noise corrupted signal derived from the layered belief ldpc encoded codeword using a layered belief ldpc decoder. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

01/18/18 / #20180019831

Radio receiver with hybrid channelizer architecture

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for a radio receiver with a hybrid channelizer architecture. In some implementations, a receiver includes an input to receive a first signal encoding digital samples of a radiofrequency signal. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

01/11/18 / #20180013487

Systems and methods for increasing the transmission speed of a satellite vsat

Systems and methods are provided for increasing or decreasing the transmission speed of a vsat used in a satellite network. A vsat may include an asic and an fpga in a transmission block of the vsat. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

01/11/18 / #20180013484

Apparatus and method for network level synchronization in multiple low earth orbit (leo) satellite communications systems

A method for synchronization of user terminal (ut) uplink data transmissions to a satellite in a satellite communications system is provided. The ut tracks frame timing and frequency of downlink data transmissions received by the ut from the satellite. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

01/04/18 / #20180006949

Optimizing network channel loading

A terminal device in a first network includes a processor programmed to receive first data indicating a respective first loading of each of a plurality of first level access devices. The processor is further programmed to select a first level access device based at least in part on the first data; and communicate with a second network via the selected first level access device and a selected second level access device. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

01/04/18 / #20180006892

Method and system for distributive flow control and bandwidth management in a network

A method and system for distributive flow control and bandwidth management in networks is disclosed. The method includes: providing multiple internet protocol (ip) gateways (ipgws) that each have a maximum send rate and one or more sessions with associated throughput criteria, wherein each ipgw performs flow control by limiting information flows by the respective maximum send rate and throughput criteria; providing multiple code rate organizers (cros) that each have a bandwidth capacity, wherein each cro performs bandwidth allocation of its respective bandwidth capacity to one or more ipgws of the multiple ipgws; interconnecting the multiple ipgws with the multiple cros; and performing bandwidth management across the multiple cros and ipgws. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

12/28/17 / #20170374596

Apparatus and method for efficient handover for low earth orbit (leo) satellite systems

A method for satellite to satellite handover of a user terminal in a satellite communications network is provided. The ut receives an initial handover message, from a ran node, including a target frequency for receiving downlink transmissions from the ran node via a target satellite and a timing correction, and reconfigures its receiver for receipt of the downlink transmissions via the target frequency. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

12/28/17 / #20170373771

Systems and methods for satellite noise and interference calibration using terminal measurements

Systems and methods are provided for satellite noise and interference calibration using satellite terminal measurements. In one implementation, a method includes partitioning a satellite network into a first partition including a plurality of terminals and a plurality of inroute frequency channels (ifcs); instructing the plurality of terminals of the partition to measure the sinr of the plurality of ifcs; processing the plurality of sinr measurements to compute normalized ifc measurements for each of the plurality of terminals; processing the normalized ifc measurements for each terminal to compute final calibrated ifc sinr offsets for each ifc of the partition; and normalizing the final calibrated ifc sinr offsets with respect to a lowest sinr offset ifc. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

12/28/17 / #20170371040

Apparatus and methods for interference mitigation by satellite networks

A receiver determines whether an outbound carrier frequency among a plurality of outbound carrier frequencies, as received, includes interference. Based at least in part on a result of the determining, a new outbound carrier frequency is selected for the receiver. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

12/21/17 / #20170366251

Approaches for high speed global packet data services for leo/meo satellite systems

A satellite system comprises leo satellites and meo satellites, and a control plane protocol architecture. The phy, mac, mac/rlc and rrc layers are optimized for satellite environment. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

12/14/17 / #20170359735

Automated network diagnostic techniques

Automatically diagnosing operation of a communication network, including collecting, during a plurality of time periods, a plurality of layer-4 and/or layer-1/-2 statistics for network activity on the communication network; determining a network performance indicator, based on the statistics collected during a first time period included in the time periods and the statistics collected during a second time period included in the time periods and neither overlapping nor consecutive with the first time period; determining whether the communication network has experienced a performance issue based on the network performance indicator; and causing a diagnostic action, a corrective action, or a maintenance action to be performed based on the determination whether the communication network has experienced a performance issue.. . ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

12/07/17 / #20170353233

Method and system for automatically calculating cable attenuation between a satellite terminal and a radio across a frequency spectrum

A very small aperture terminal (vsat) installation tool is provided having the ability to measure cable loss along an interfacility link (ifl) between an outdoor unit and an indoor unit of the vsat. Radio frequency (rf) signals can be transmitted from the indoor unit to the outdoor unit, where the rf signals are intercepted along the ifl prior to reaching the outdoor unit, and the output power is determined. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

11/30/17 / #20170347363

Gateway diversity operation in a satellite network

A method and system for selectively using different gateways with a diverse terminal includes assigning a diverse channel set to each of a plurality of diverse terminals, and designating a primary gateway and a secondary gateway as either a home gateway or a foreign gateway for the each diverse terminal. During normal operations, link conditions for the channel between each diverse terminal and its home gateway are monitored. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

11/30/17 / #20170346507

Apparatus and method for reduced computation amplifier gain control

Signals are received that include a channel band and an adjacent band. The channel band is demodulated to obtain recovered symbols. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

11/23/17 / #20170339200

Multicast aggregation of multiple streaming connections

A terminal receives a first request by a client for a slice of a data stream, and transmits the request to a streaming server. The terminal receives a first request by another client for the slice of the data stream and, in response, transmits the first request by the other client to the streaming server. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

11/23/17 / #20170339064

Dynamic history multistream long range compression

Dynamic history multistream long range compression (dhc) techniques are described for efficiently compressing multiple, prioritized data streams received over a channel. A history buffer is associated with each received stream and a dhc compressor dynamically allocates fixed sized history sections to and from each history buffer. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

11/23/17 / #20170339040

Method and system for diagnosing performance of in-home network

A method and system for testing a local area network (lan) coupled to a satellite network through a customer premises equipment (cpe) is disclosed. The method includes: providing a lan diagnostics tool disposed on the cpe for executing a plurality of tests; receiving, at the lan diagnostics tool, a test request comprising an execution environment indicator; selecting a test agent based on the execution environment indicator; sending in response to the test request, from the lan diagnostics tool, the selected test agent; and testing the lan with communications between the lan diagnostics tool and the selected test agent being executed on a device connected to the lan.. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

11/16/17 / #20170332252

Satellite communication ranging

A telecommunications system includes a plurality of ranging terminals programmed to communicate with a plurality of satellites over a plurality of frequencies. A processor, having a memory, is programmed to receive ranging data from each of the plurality of ranging terminals, determine a plurality of power levels for each of the plurality of terminals, and transmit the plurality of power levels to each of the plurality of ranging terminals. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

11/09/17 / #20170324590

System and method for iterative compensation for linear and nonlinear interference in system employing ftn symbol transmission rates

An approach for increasing transmission throughput of a non-linear wireless channel, and efficient decoding of the transmitted signal via a simplified receiver, is provided. A signal reflects a source signal, and includes linear inter-symbol interference based on a faster-than-nyquist signaling rate and a tight frequency roll-off, and non-linear interference based on high-power amplification for transmission over the wireless channel. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

11/09/17 / #20170324470

Method and apparatus for beam selection for a multibeam, multi-satellite communications system

An apparatus for satellite selection within a multi-satellite communication system, comprising an antenna, receiver, and transmitter, and a processing module configured to calculate a normalized distance metric for the plurality of user spot beams of a first and second satellite, select the user spot beam with the lowest normalized distance metric, and determine which of the at least first or second satellite is transmitting the selected user spot beam. Further, a method for increasing the aggregate capacity of a satellite communications network, comprising identifying high traffic regions within a coverage area of a first satellite, determining which user spot beams of the first satellite are available to each of the identified regions, determining a normalized distance metric for each user spot beam identified, and plotting a second beam pattern of a second satellite to produce at least one user spot beam with a lower normalized distance metric.. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

11/09/17 / #20170324468

Method and system to increase capacity of high throughput satellite communication

A method and system for providing high throughput communications via a radio frequency (rf) satellite are disclosed. The method includes providing a plurality of information bit streams intended for a plurality of downlinks; modulating an uplink stream including the plurality of information bit streams with an uplink modulation scheme to generate an uplink signal; transmitting the uplink signal to the satellite; and partitioning, at the satellite, the uplink signal into a plurality of downlink signals, each one intended for one of the plurality of downlinks. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

10/12/17 / #20170294996

Frequency reuse efficiency via interference avoidance for multi-beam satellite communications network

A high capacity communication system and method, and a high capacity communications configuration system are provided. The high capacity communication system includes a transmitter. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

10/12/17 / #20170294957

Hybrid satellite systems for enhanced performance and enhanced quality of service broadband communications

A communications terminal comprises data interface, a transport selection processor and a plurality of communications modems. The data interface receives input data from application sessions for transmission over a data communications network. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

10/05/17 / #20170288753

Correcting satellite pointing direction

Each of a plurality of signal measurement circuits is included in a terminal. Each measurement circuit receives a signal from a transmitter in a satellite and measures characteristics of the signal. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

09/28/17 / #20170277807

Computer networking system and method with pre-fetching using browser specifics and cookie information

An apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising program code which when executed by an apparatus causes the apparatus to effect the method, for pre-fetching web content. Preferably, a proxy server performs the pre-fetching. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

09/14/17 / #20170264020

Satellite ground terminal utilizing frequency-selective surface subreflector

A device and method are described for duplex satellite communication over a single satellite antenna. A satellite ground terminal may utilize a frequency-selective surface module including a frequency-selective surface as a subreflector acting as a frequency diplexer to separate signals received and/or transmitted by a first feed and a second feed of a satellite ground terminal, where each feed has a separate antenna horn. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

08/31/17 / #20170251379

Sizing satellite beam capacity

A processor includes a memory storing instructions executable by the processor. The instructions include determining a capacity of a plurality of satellite beams based at least in part on a beam traffic density associated with each of the plurality of satellite beams and transmitting, to a communication satellite, a control signal that commands the communication satellite to transmit the plurality of satellite beams in accordance with the beam traffic density determined by the processor. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

08/17/17 / #20170237482

Multibeam coverage for a high altitude platform

Multibeam coverage for a high altitude platform (“hap”) is disclosed. An example method to provision a hap includes determining an altitude range at which the hap will operate and determining a minimum elevation angle from the ground to the hap. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

08/03/17 / #20170223573

Method and apparatus for dynamic association of terminal nodes with aggregation nodes and load balancing

A system and method for association of remote nodes with respective aggregation nodes in a high capacity shared bandwidth communications network, is provided. A gateway receives an association request message from a terminal device, wherein the association request message includes a service signature and service parameters of the terminal device. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

07/20/17 / #20170207934

Partial response signaling techniques for single and multi-carrier nonlinear satellite systems

New partial response signaling systems and methods for high spectral efficiency communications are described. In a first implementation, a communication system includes a partial response signaling transmitter and a nonlinear satellite transponder. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

07/20/17 / #20170207528

Antenna system employing a rotatable circularly polarized antenna feed

An antenna system comprises an antenna feed support and a driver. The antenna feed support is configured to mount a circularly polarized antenna feed to an antenna dish to extend outward along a longitudinal axis of the circularly polarized antenna feed with respect to a reflective surface of the antenna dish. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

07/06/17 / #20170195450

Apparatus and method for broadcast/multicast content delivery and opportunistic caching in a broadband communications network

An approach for opportunistic caching of streaming media data is provided to facilitate efficient use of forward transmission resources of a broadband communications system. The approach includes receiving, by a second communications terminal, a first content response transmitted by a first content server, via a broadcast/multicast communications medium, in response to a first content request of a first client device associated with a first communications terminal, wherein the first content response includes first data content requested by the first client device via the first communications terminal. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

07/06/17 / #20170195448

Accurate caching in adaptive video streaming based on collision resistant hash applied to segment contents and ephemeral request and url data

An approach for cached content identification for adaptive data streaming. A first request is received, requesting a current segment from a sequence of segments from a data file of a streaming data session. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

07/06/17 / #20170195427

Method and system for automatically bypassing network proxies in the presence of interdependent traffic flows

A method and system for automatically bypassing a network proxy in the presence of interdependent traffic flows. Messages from a client attempting to establish communication with an origin server are monitored to detect the presence of certain state information. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

07/06/17 / #20170195393

Maximizing quality of service for qos adaptive video streaming via dynamic application-layer throughput rate shaping

Application layer throughput (alt) shaping is provided for a streaming media session is provided. A request for a content segment is received. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

07/06/17 / #20170195256

Method and system of providing carrier grade nat (cgn) to a subset of a subscriber base

A method and system are disclosed for providing a service to bypass carrier grade nat (cgn). A first and second range of private ipv4 addresses are generated for mapping to public ipv4 addresses. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

06/29/17 / #20170188317

Power spectral density control using ais and spreading in an aeronautical satcom terminal using a low profile antenna

Power spectral density in an aeronautical satellite communication system is controlled through the use of adaptive inroute selection and spreading. Once a communication session has been established between the aircraft and the satellite, environmental conditions and aircraft conditions are monitored to detect events capable of affecting transmit/receive properties during the communication session. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

06/22/17 / #20170180038

System and method of predictive satellite spot beam selection

An embodiment of the present invention is a system to maximize efficiency as a mobile terminal receives data signals transmitted through multiple satellite spot beams. The multiple spot beams can be broadcast via a single satellite or multiple satellites. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

06/15/17 / #20170170891

Inroute burst header in a vsat system

A satellite terminal and a machine-implemented method are provided for encoding a burst header of a burst for transmission on an inroute. One component of a group of satellite terminal components consisting of an asic, a fpga, and a dsp, generates a burst header having five information bits encoded therein. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

06/01/17 / #20170155590

System and method for policy-based multipath wan transports for improved quality of service over broadband networks

An approach is provided whereby multiple broadband connections operate together to provide a highly available secure private networking solution. Data packets of a communications flow are received by a networking device, for transmission to a remote destination node, over a wide area data communications network. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

06/01/17 / #20170155444

Gain/flatness enhancement for rf switch matrix

A method including determining that a first radio frequency (rf) port has been selected to be coupled via an m by n rf switch matrix to a second rf port, wherein the m by n radio frequency (rf) switch matrix includes m first-side rf ports and n second-side rf ports, the first rf port is included in the m first-side rf ports, the second rf port is included in the n second-side rf ports, m is at least 2 and n is at least 2, and each of the first-side rf ports may be selectively coupled to and uncoupled from at least one of two or more of the second-side rf ports, such that rf signals are carried between selectively coupled rf ports; obtaining a first indicator indicating a frequency, frequency range, channel, or band for an rf signal to be carried via the second rf port while coupled to the first rf port; obtaining, in response to the determination that the first rf port has been selected to be coupled to the second rf port, a first adjustment value based on the first indicator, the first rf port, and the second rf port; and causing a first amplitude adjustment device configured to attenuate and/or amplify an rf signal as it passes through the first rf port or the second rf port with a selectable amount of attenuation and/or amplification to select a first amount of attenuation and/or amplification determined based on the first adjustment value.. . ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

06/01/17 / #20170155423

Flexible redundancy using rf switch matrix

A method of operating an rf system, the method including controlling coupling and uncoupling of rf ports included in an m by n radio frequency (rf) switch matrix including n first-side rf ports and m second-side rf ports, wherein each of the first-side rf ports may be selectively coupled to at least one of two or more of the second-side rf ports, such that rf signals are carried between selectively coupled ports; identifying one or more of the second-side rf ports as active ports, the active ports including a first active port; causing the rf switch matrix to couple the first active port to a first signal port included in the first-side rf ports; obtaining a first indication of reduced performance for a first piece of rf communication equipment coupled to the first active port; and causing, in response to the first indication, the rf switch matrix to couple the first signal port to a first spare port, wherein the first spare port is included in the second-side rf ports and is not included in the active ports.. . ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

04/27/17 / #20170118067

Gateway redundancy protocol for communications networks

Each of a first group of gateway nodes of a communications network operates as a primary gateway identified by a respective unique gateway identification number (gwid), and each of a second group of gateway nodes operates as a backup gateway. Each gateway node has an assigned backup priority level with respect to each gwid. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

04/06/17 / #20170099214

Network traffic split among multiple paths

A transmitter includes a buffer programmed to queue packets and a computing device having a processor and a data storage medium. The computing device is programmed to generate at least two sub-packets from each of the plurality of packets stored in the queue. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

04/06/17 / #20170099205

Monitoring quality of service

A system comprises a first computing device including a processor programmed to define a plurality of download slots during a download session, each of the download slots being a predetermined period of time. The processor further selects download slots from the plurality of download slots during which a first amount of data in the download buffer remained greater than or equal to a first predetermined threshold. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

03/23/17 / #20170085411

Modulation and coding for a high altitude platform

Modulation and coding for a high altitude platform is disclosed. An example apparatus includes a gateway antenna configured to communicate with a ground-based gateway station and user antennas configured to provide communication coverage among a plurality of terminals within a specified area on the ground or in the air. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

03/23/17 / #20170085329

High speed, high terrestrial density global packet data mobile satellite system architectures

A satellite communications system comprises multiple satellites (e.g., a combination of leo/meo/geo satellites). Multiple satellite gateways communicate over channels of the satellites with remote mobile user terminals. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

03/09/17 / #20170070196

Systems and methods for signal predistortion

A single or multistage signal predistorter includes an input coupled to receive an information signal comprising input samples and an output coupled to the high power amplifier, the signal predistorter configured to receive an input sample, generate a distortion sample based on an estimate of nonlinearity of the high power amplifier at an operating saturation level, modify the input sample with a correction term to generate a predistortion signal, wherein the correction term is proportional to the distortion sample, and further wherein the predistortion signal comprises the information signal modified to account for nonlinearities in the high power amplifier.. . ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

03/02/17 / #20170064637

Broadband modem ac power monitor for low power mode

An apparatus, system and method for monitoring power to a communication device and switching operation modes. The system is monitored in order to detect a power interruption to the communication device. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

02/23/17 / #20170055178

Method and apparatus to avoid negative compression in consumer internet networks

An apparatus and method for avoiding negative compression in communication networks. A tcp connection is identified from traffic data being received across the communication network. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

02/16/17 / #20170048143

Carrier grade ethernet layer 2 over layer 3 satellite backbones (l2ol3sb)

An apparatus is disclosed for delivering layer-2 services over a layer-3 network. The apparatus includes a layer-2 module for transmitting and receiving layer-2 packets over a first communication network, and a layer-3 module for converting the layer-2 packet into a format that can be transmitted over a conventional layer-3 network. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

02/09/17 / #20170041850

Apparatus and method for efficient handover for low earth orbit (leo) satellite systems

Approaches for efficient, dynamic and continuous handover processes, which encompass selection of an optimal path (consisting of a satellite, a satellite beam and carrier frequency set) over which a mobile user terminal (ut) communicates with the radio access network in a mobile satellite communications system, are provided. A set of path factors are determined regarding each of a plurality of communications paths for the ut. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

02/09/17 / #20170041440

Data compression for priority based data traffic, on an aggregate traffic level, in a multi stream communications system

An approach for multi-stream data compression comprises receiving packets of a data stream, wherein the packets comprise respective packets of source data streams compressed on an aggregate basis and in a successive order. A one of the packets is decompressed, and a determination is made whether the packet has been received in a proper order of succession compared to the successive order of compression. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

02/02/17 / #20170034736

Congestion control for scrambled coded multiple access (scma)

A telecommunication system includes a gateway receiver having a processor and a data storage medium. The receiver is programmed to wirelessly communicate with a plurality of terminals, determine an error rate associated with communication with the plurality of terminals, determine an operating probability from the error rate, and transmit the operating probability to the plurality of terminals. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

02/02/17 / #20170033903

Optimal open loop power control for random access channel

A user terminal includes a processing device and a memory storage device. The user terminal is programmed to receive a forward link signal from at least one of a plurality of network devices and transmit a return link signal to the plurality of network devices. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

02/02/17 / #20170033902

Burst grouping with reduced overhead

In a telecommunication system, a gateway receives a first burst packet and a second burst packet, both encoded with a unique word associated with a color, a value, and an associated time slot. The gateway associates the second burst packet to the first burst packet based on the color and value associated with the unique word used to encode the second burst packet and a received time slot at which the second burst packet is received. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

01/19/17 / #20170016992

Satellite modem location tracking

A satellite modem, a gps device, and a method are provided. The satellite modem requests current location information from a gps device and waits no more than a preconfigured amount of time to receive the current location information. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc

01/12/17 / #20170012688

Apparatus and method for generating boundaries of satellite coverage beams

An apparatus for defining and generating boundaries of satellite coverage. The apparatus includes a processor that is configured to select a plurality of beam points, from a set of points on a coordinate system, to be included within a beam definition, and determine a number of ellipses capable of enclosing the selected beam points while excluding all remaining points of the set of points. ... Hughes Network Systems Llc








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