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Some Factors That Influence EHF SATCOM Systems
Author(s): Leon J. Ricardi
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Paper Abstract

Frequency management problems, scarcity of orbital position assignment, and resistance to interfering signals are projected to become serious problems for satellite communication (SATCOM) systems operating below about 15 GHz. International frequency allocations in the 15-50 GHz range permit SATCOM system operation with increased frequency bandwidth and hence may eliminate significant frequency management problems. This paper addresses some of the salient factors that influence SATCOM systems operating over the range 7-50 GHz. Propagation losses, frequency variation of a terminal's EIRP, spatial discrimination, and band-width available for spread spectrum AJ are presented as a guide to choosing the operating frequency of an EHF SATCOM system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0423, Millimeter Wave Technology II, (14 October 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936171
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Leon J. Ricardi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0423:
Millimeter Wave Technology II
James C. Wiltse, Editor(s)

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