The design of Ka band satellite beacon receiver

Kikkert, Cornelis Jan, and Kenny, Owen Patrick (2008) The design of Ka band satellite beacon receiver. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Applications of Radio Science 2008 Conference. - . From: Workshop on Applications of Radio Science 2008 Conference, 10-12 Feb 2008, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

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This paper describes the design of a Digital Signal Processing (DSP) based James Cook University – Satellite Transmission Rain Attenuation Project (JCU-STRAP) Ka band Satellite Beacon receiver/radiometer for measuring both the sky noise and the attenuation caused by rain and water vapour to satellite signals, at the same frequency and look angle. To obtain rain fade statistics, the received signal amplitude of a satellite beacon is recorded continuously at an eight times per second rate. To maximise the dynamic range over which the receiver can stay locked onto the satellite beacon, a receiver with an ultra low phase noise and absence of spurious signals is required.

Item ID: 7801
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-643-09656-1
Keywords: satellite beacon reciever; radiometer; signal power measurement; rain attenuation; DSP; digital down conversion
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Date Deposited: 12 May 2010 23:05
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 > 960203 Weather @ 30%
89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890105 Satellite Communication Networks and Services @ 30%
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