ACTS Ka-band earth stations

technology, performance, and lessons learned

Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Glenn Research Center, Publisher: Available from NASA Center for Aerospace Information in [Cleveland, OH], Hanover, Md

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  • Artificial satellites in telecommunication.,
  • Earth stations (Satellite telecommunication)

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StatementRichard C. Reinhart ... [et al.]
SeriesNASA/TP -- 2000-210047, NASA technical paper -- 2000-210047.
ContributionsReinhart, Richard C., NASA Glenn Research Center., Ka-Band Utilization Conference (6th : 2000 : Cleveland, Ohio)
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Pagination19 p. :
Number of Pages19
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Open LibraryOL18834460M

Ka-band dual frequency array feed for a low cost ACTS ground terminal. Design of a digital FM modulator for satellite broadcasting earth stations. MASATOSHI HAMADA, Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) Experiments Program - A market-driven approach to . Using several experimental satellites such as the United States' ACTS, [1] Japan's COMETS, [2] Italy's ITALSAT, [3] mobile satellite communications experiments have been carried out in these higher frequency bands. For the feeder links between hub Earth stations and satellites, C-band, Ku-band, and Ka-band are now used. Polly Rash Hollis was inducted into the Hall of Fame in for her leadership in the public, educational and health applications of satellites, championing of the ACTS experimental satellite and her service to SSPI and in the founding of the annual Gala and Hall of Fame programs. Dr. Clay T. Whitehead. Mar 10,  · The trade-off between antenna gain and beamwidth is explored in detail. The key differences in the design process for very small aperture terminals (VSATs) and large earth stations are explained. The influence of blockage on whether to choose offset-fed antennas over on-axis fed antennas is seen to be key.

ESIMS - Mobile broadband provision on a global scale: an harmonised regulatory approach • ESIMs operate in Ka-band GSO Fixed-Satellite Service (FSS) networks (RR. A and ships, land vehicles & platforms ESIMs (Earth Stations in Motion) ESIMs expand the traditional FSS and MSS type applications providing truly global broadband. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Specifically, the satellite operated across three channels within the 30/20 GHz Ka-band, which boasted GHz of available spectrum—some five times that available at lower-frequency bands—and very high-gain, multiple-hopping beam antennas which permitted smaller-aperture Earth stations. Attached to the base of ACTS was the TOS booster. Unfortunately, the Ku-band frequency spectrum is not infinite. It’s only Megahertz wide. So, the era of Ka-band at Megahertz began and the third frequency revolution was at hand. This time the ITU allocated a width of Mhz, 5 times that allocated for C-band and Ku-band. At the same time, satellite designers had another breakthrough.

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ACTS Ka-Band Earth Stations: Technology, Performance, and Lessons Learned Richard C. Reinhart National Aeronautics and Space Administration Glenn Research Center Cleveland, Ohio [email protected] Steven J. Struharik COMSAT Laboratories, Clarksburg, Maryland John J.

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Satellite Earth Station. The equipment used in satellite earth station are shown in fig, the earth station consist of a dish antenna transmitter which can transmit a high frequencies (—GHZ) micro wave signals, some earth stations also called ground station, which can transmit and receive the signals while others can only receive signals.

ACTS (Advanced Communications Technology Satellite) ACTS was an experimental NASA satellite that has played a central role in the development and flight-testing of technologies now being used on the latest generation of commercial communications satellites.

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