IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting

Volume 34 Issue 4 • Dec. 1988

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  • Experience on operating a DBS system (BS-2) in Japan

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):430 - 434
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    In Japan, the direct broadcasting satellites BS-2a and BS-2b were launched in 1984 and 1986, respectively by NASDA (National Space Development Agency of Japan). Using the BS-2s, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is gaining experience with direct broadcasting satellite service including high-definition TV coverage of the Seoul Olympics in 1988. The second generation satellite, BS-3a, is planned ... View full abstract»

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  • The German TV-Sat broadcasting satellite system

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):435 - 438
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    The design concept, service and communication modules, and characteristics of the TV-Sat system are described. Also discussed are the solar array, propulsion and antenna modules as well as the high-power amplifier. A dual control system is used for the coarse pointing of the satellite's body (by infrared earth sensors) and the fine pointing of antenna reflectors. Fine pointing is done by an RF-sen... View full abstract»

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  • Satellite receiver technologies

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):449 - 456
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    The technical issues pertinent to direct broadcast satellite(DBS) reception are elucidated, dividing them into system and component-oriented subjects. The former include the relationship of DBS and TVRO (television receive-only) systems, TVRO technology, scrambling technology, PCM audio systems, MAC systems and HDTV. The latter are classified according to the path of the signal, that is, an antenn... View full abstract»

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  • Planar antennas for satellite reception

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):457 - 464
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (18)
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    Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) reception requires a circularly polarized antenna with high gain and low axial ratio. Recently, various types of planar antennas have been studied and developed for DBS reception in the 12-GHz band. A summary is presented of properties and classification of planar antennas both commercialized and reported. The basic configurations, working principles, and performan... View full abstract»

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  • Application of coding and diversity to UHF satellite sound broadcasting systems

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):465 - 475
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    Results are presented of a study of alternative means by which to reduce the required link margins in a satellite sound broadcasting system, thus improving the economic feasibility of the service and increasing the possibility of sharing a radio-frequency allocation with terrestrial services. Propagation models are presented that account for the effects of shadowing and multipath in the operating ... View full abstract»

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  • Satellite broadcasting in France

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):439 - 442
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    A review is presented of the role to be played by direct broadcast satellite (DBS) in changing TV and radio broadcasting in France. In addition, the status of the TDF1 and TDF2 satellite program is assessed. Satellite design is discussed along with a description of the propulsion, service, solar array, communication and antenna modules. Services offered by the TDF1 and TDF2 system are presented. F... View full abstract»

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  • Commercial satellite broadcasting for Europe

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):443 - 448
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    A review is presented of the current television broadcasting situation in European countries, which involves a varied mix of terrestrial VHF or UHF systems and cable networks. A small market has emerged in Europe for receivers using the low-power telecommunications satellite transmission between the program providers and cable network companies. This is expected to change with the launch of medium... View full abstract»

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  • Introduction to special issue on satellite broadcasting

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):421 - 424
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    A review is presented of the present status and the future of satellite broadcasting as well as the state of the art of direct-broadcast-satellite (DBS) technology, including the earth station. Satellite, TV program reception in various countries of the world is roughly classified into; (1) TV broadcasting services by means of a broadcasting satellite, and (2) reception of TV programs from communi... View full abstract»

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  • Satellite broadcasting in Australia

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):425 - 429
    Cited by:  Patents (15)
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    The operational features of the Australian domestic satellite system, AUSSAT, are discussed, particularly as they relate to broadcasting direct to communities and distribution to transmitters and studio centres of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC (Aus). Distribution of sound-only broadcasting programs is covered by the use of time-multiplexing using B-MAC. Comprehensive direct broadcas... View full abstract»

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The Society’s Field of Interest is “Devices, equipment, techniques and systems related to broadcast technology, including the production, distribution, transmission, and propagation aspects.” In addition to this formal FOI statement, which is used to provide guidance to the Publications Committee in the selection of content, the AdCom has further resolved that “broadcast systems includes all aspects of transmission, propagation, and reception.”

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