US 9,814,004 B2
Satellite communication device, satellite communication system comprising such a device and method for managing the resources allocated within such a system
Marc Touret, Gennevilliers (FR); Bertrand Prillard, Gennevilliers (FR); Yves Guillerme, Gennevilliers (FR); and Eric Privat, Gennevilliers (FR)
Assigned to Thales, Courbevoie (FR)
Filed by THALES, Neuilly-sur-Seine (FR)
Filed on Nov. 26, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/554,670.
Claims priority of application No. 13 02784 (FR), filed on Nov. 29, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0156734 A1, Jun. 4, 2015
Int. Cl. H04W 52/46 (2009.01); H04B 7/185 (2006.01); H04W 72/04 (2009.01); H04B 17/40 (2015.01)
CPC H04W 52/46 (2013.01) [H04B 7/18513 (2013.01); H04W 72/0413 (2013.01); H04W 72/0473 (2013.01); H04B 17/40 (2015.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A satellite communication device comprising:
an antenna for communicating with a satellite,
a power measurement apparatus configured to carry out a plurality of power measurements of an equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) of the antenna;
a receiver configured to receive, periodically, an equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) setpoint to be applied to a signal transmitted by said antenna, said EIRP setpoint being determined by a control equipment to reach a target link budget on a satellite link between said satellite communication device and another device of a same network;
a processor configured to:
compute an average, over a first time interval, of said plurality of power measurements,
compute an average, over a second time interval substantially identical to said first time interval, of EIRP setpoints in the second time interval,
compute a first error between the average of the EIRP setpoints,
compute a second error between the average of the plurality of power measurements,
compute a difference between the first error and the second error; and
a transmitter configured to transmit said difference to said control equipment, via said satellite.