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Direct Broadcast Satellite Receiver System with Optical Distribution Network
Author(s): S. M. Kemery; A. S. Daryoush; P. R. Herczfeld
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Paper Abstract

With recent developments in fiber optic communications and optical distribution networks, short haul optical communications becomes an economical alternative to conventional cable TV systems. This paper presents a system design for a direct broadcast satellite receiver system with a fiber optic distribution network based on the reception of Ku-band signals from ANIK C2, a Canadian direct broadcast satellite. Such a system is proposed for the first time and can address small communities in remote areas. Theoretical power budget calculations predict that 37 subscribers can access 128 television channels using a 3ft. reflector dish antenna. To implement such a design, a number of components that are not commercially available are custom designed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0616, Optical Technologies for Communication Satellite Applications, (15 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961057
Show Author Affiliations
S. M. Kemery, Drexel University (United States)
A. S. Daryoush, Drexel University (United States)
P. R. Herczfeld, Drexel University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0616:
Optical Technologies for Communication Satellite Applications
Kul B. Bhasin, Editor(s)

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