A digital signal processing based Ka Band Satellite Beacon Receiver/ Radiometer

Kikkert, Cornelis Jan, and Kenny, Owen Patrick (2008) A digital signal processing based Ka Band Satellite Beacon Receiver/ Radiometer. In: Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, pp. 1-8. From: 2nd International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, 15-17 December 2008, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper describes a Ka band Satellite Beacon Receiver 1 Radiometer for measuring both the sky noise and the attenuation caused by rain and water vapor to satellite signals, at the same frequency and look angle. To enable the receiver to stay locked to satellite beacon signals with received power levels between -110 dBm and -170 dBm, a receiver with an ultra low phase noise, an absence of spurious signals and using advanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) techniques is required. To obtain rain fade statistics, the received signal power of a satellite beacon is recorded continuously at an eight times per second rate.

Item ID: 7699
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: rain attenuation; satellite receiver; beacon receiver; radiometer; Ka Band; DSP
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ISBN: 978-0-9756934-6-9
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2010 03:01
FoR Codes: 10 TECHNOLOGY > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100508 Satellite Communications @ 100%
SEO Codes: 86 MANUFACTURING > 8615 Instrumentation > 861503 Scientific Instruments @ 40%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9602 Atmosphere and Weather > 960202 Atmospheric Processes and Dynamics @ 30%
89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890105 Satellite Communication Networks and Services @ 30%
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