Dynamic range improvements of a beacon receiver using DSP techniques

Kikkert, Cornelis J. (2004) Dynamic range improvements of a beacon receiver using DSP techniques. In: Proceedings of URSI Commission F Triennium Open Symposium 2004, pp. 1-8. From: URSI Commission F Triennium Open Symposium 2004, 1-4 June 2004, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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This paper describes how DSP techniques can be used to improve the dynamic range of a satellite receiver for monitoring the beacons on communications satellites in order to gather statistics on the effects of rain on satellite communication. In many situations Radiometers have been used prior to the availability of satellite beacons. The use of DSP techniques allows both the beacon signal and the received noise to be measured at the same time in the one receiver, thus allowing the radiometer and beacon measurements to be correlated for developing improved radiometer models and enhance the accuracy of previous radiometer measurements.

Item ID: 7860
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: beacon receiver; rain attenuation; satellite receiver
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ISBN: 978-0-646-43423-0
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2010 01:44
FoR Codes: 10 TECHNOLOGY > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100508 Satellite Communications @ 100%
SEO Codes: 86 MANUFACTURING > 8617 Communication Equipment > 861799 Communication Equipment not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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