Ka-Band Signal Statistics Derived from a Commercial VSAT

Franz Teschl, Matthias Binder, Lorenzo Luini

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Abstract

Hundred thousands of very small aperture terminals (VSATs) are installed all over the world. Since VSATs access satellites in geosynchronous orbits, the link quality is a function of the tropospheric and atmospheric condition along the fixed slant path between the terminal and the satellite. Link quality observations of VSATs have the potential to retrieve atmospheric and weather information, the more so as in certain areas the VSAT density is getting higher and higher. The link quality, however, also reveals a variety of other information, e.g. pointing accuracy of the individual antennas, thermal drifts, power redistribution between beams, orbital perturbations, etc. Identifying this information can significantly help to optimize VSAT networks and increase data throughput. Both objectives, retrieving weather information and optimizing VSAT networks, are goals of a project entitled "SatcomWeather" which currently studies data from more than ten thousand privately owned VSATs in Europe. This paper reports on the installation of one dedicated terminal at a propagation measurement site near Milan, Italy, in May 2017. It provides information on the satellite and the ground segment and gives signal statistics on a monthly basis. The objective is to run long term measurements and compare VSAT signal statistics with dedicated meteorological-and propagation measurements.

Originalspracheenglisch
Titel2018 11th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2018
Herausgeber (Verlag)Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (elektronisch)9781538613351
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 24 Sep 2018
Veranstaltung11th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2018 - Budapest, Ungarn
Dauer: 18 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Konferenz

Konferenz11th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2018
LandUngarn
OrtBudapest
Zeitraum18/07/1820/07/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • !!Computer Networks and Communications
  • !!Signal Processing

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