By Topic

Spacecraft Technology for Broadcasting Satellites - An Update

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Cohen, H. ; S. A. Matra, Toulouse, France

This paper surveys the special technologies for presently conceived direct broadcast satellite (DBS) projects using high RF power in the band 12.2-12.7 GHz, allocated to the broadcasting-satellite service in the western hemisphere. The technologies include launch vehicles, shapedbeam antennas, traveling wave tubes (TWT's), electronic power conditioners (EPC's) for TWT's, lightweight high-power solar arrays, heat-pipe radiators, and output multiplexers. It is concluded that the technology is available, and only detailed engineering development and testing is required for construction.

Published in:

Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 1 )