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Propagation effects on LEOSAT communications links
Author(s): R. Michael Barts; Kenneth R. Baker
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Paper Abstract

Communications links between Low Earth Orbit SATellites (LEOSATs) and mobile or portable terrestrial stations can be affected by several fading mechanisms. These mechanisms contribute to degradation of link performance in excess of those usually associated with radio wave communication links. A thorough understanding of these fading mechanisms and their effects on communications links is essential to the design of an effective communications system. In this paper we discuss a propagation model that includes the effects of multipath scattering and signal blockage. The signal behavior due to these effects is discussed along with its implications on communication system design and performance. The results presented are based on both theoretical modeling and measured propagation data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1691, Small Satellite Technologies and Applications II, (10 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138024
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R. Michael Barts, Virginia Tech (United States)
Kenneth R. Baker, Virginia Tech (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1691:
Small Satellite Technologies and Applications II
Brian J. Horais, Editor(s)

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