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Low-cost frequency-stable beacon receiver based on software defined radio

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3 Author(s)
Kuhar, U. ; Dept. of Commun. Syst., Jozef Stefan Inst., Ljubljana, Slovenia ; Kandus, G. ; Vilhar, A.

The design of a low-cost beacon receiver based on software defined radio is presented. The motivation for such a receiver is to investigate atmospheric impairments at the Ka and Q/V frequency bands. The receiver has been tested by the Eutelsat Hotbird 6 satellite beacon signal. Beacon signal attenuation has been compared to rainfall measurements and to modeled ITU-R scintillation distributions. We have shown that the frequency drift can be well compensated by PLL, implemented in GNU Radio.

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Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM), 2012 20th International Conference on

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11-13 Sept. 2012