(19)
(11)EP 1 418 699 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
19.05.2004 Bulletin 2004/21

(43)Date of publication A2:
12.05.2004 Bulletin 2004/20

(21)Application number: 04000662.9

(22)Date of filing:  30.01.2002
(51)Int. Cl.7H04L 7/04
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR
Designated Extension States:
AL LT LV MK

(30)Priority: 31.01.2001 GB 0102448

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
02710141.9 / 1356625

(71)Applicant: Inmarsat Ltd.
London EC1Y 1AX (GB)

(72)Inventors:
  • Febvre, Paul
    Suffolk IP4 5HF (GB)
  • Fines, Panagiotis
    London SE1Y 0SU (GB)

(74)Representative: Cross, James Peter Archibald et al
R.G.C. Jenkins & Co., 26 Caxton Street
London SW1H 0RJ
London SW1H 0RJ (GB)

  


(54)Frame generation for synchronisation


(57) A synchronisation pattern is encoded into a first encoded output and the data is encoded into a second encoded output. A frame is generated from the unencoded synchronisation pattern and the first and second encoded outputs.