Mitsubishi Electric had 20 patents in space economy during Q4 2023. Mitsubishi Electric Corp filed patents related to communication satellite systems enabling cross-link communication between satellites in different orbits, user equipment accessing satellite networks based on beam conditions, terminals monitoring rotor blade states in communication systems, communication satellites with optical communication terminals, and satellite constellations with artificial satellites forming communication networks using fore-and-aft communication devices. GlobalData’s report on Mitsubishi Electric gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Mitsubishi Electric grant share with space economy as a theme is 35% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Communication satellite system, earth-side control facility, ground facility, artificial satellite, communication ground center, and transmission route search device (Patent ID: US20230421246A1)

The patent filed by Mitsubishi Electric Corp. describes a communication satellite system that includes multiple artificial satellites flying in inclined circular orbits, each equipped with fore-aft communication devices for cross-link communication with satellites in adjacent orbits. This system enables communication between orbits using the fore-aft communication devices, forming multiple communication networks covering the entire circumference of the orbits. The system also includes ground facilities and control units to manage communication between satellites and with high latitude regions, ensuring efficient and reliable data transmission.

The patent further details various configurations and functionalities of the communication satellite system, including the use of air-to-ground communication devices, laterally-oriented satellites with right-left communication devices, and the implementation of optical or radio wave communication devices. Additionally, the system incorporates mission devices for specific tasks, such as edge computing, collision risk analysis, flying object monitoring, and prediction of flying object paths and landings. These features enhance the overall performance and capabilities of the communication satellite system, providing advanced communication solutions for various applications.

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