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Probability of error for BPSK modulation from electrostatic interference [in orbital situation]

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1 Author(s)
Sorace, R. ; Hughes Space & Commun. Co., Los Angeles, CA, USA

In an orbital situation any spacecraft is bombarded by charged particles that span a broad range of energies. Some of the particles may be trapped within the materials of the spacecraft. Recent data indicates that an S-band phased-array antenna on a spacecraft may experience electrostatic discharges from such ion deposition at the elements of the array. These discharges may induce RF interference of sufficient magnitude to degrade transponder performance. This issue is addressed by considering the degradation to a binary phase shift keying (BPSK) signal. A simple model for the electrostatic phenomenon is described, and error probabilities are evaluated. The discharges and induced pulse rates are shown to be well below the interference level

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 4 )