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Propagation considerations for emerging satellite communications applications

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2 Author(s)
Ippolito, L.J., Jr. ; Stanford Telecom Inc., Reston, VA, USA ; Russell, T.A.

The effects of rain and other propagation concerns for new applications areas, currently in operation or planned for implementation by the end of this decade, are described. The areas include: VSAT systems employing low operating margins and/or low elevation angles; traditional communications applications operating with inclined geosynchronous orbits; and mobile and personal communications applications employing networks of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites. Prediction modeling and analysis techniques applicable to these areas are described. Analytical results for a range of operational parameters involving low-margin, low elevation angle, inclined geosynchronous, and LEO systems are presented

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:81 ,  Issue: 6 )