Simulation of a high frequency satellite link with a fade countermeasure

B. C. Gremont*, M. Filip

*Corresponding author for this work

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A digital signal processing (DSP) simulator of a full-duplex high frequency satellite link with a generalized fade countermeasure is presented. It can mimic most known characteristics such as geographical diversity, instantaneous frequency scaling and hysteresis for rain attenuation. The communication channel simulator can match on the long run the expected long-term DSP and first order statistics as predicted from models like ITU-R. It is also emphasized that the use of a generalized fade countermeasure results in a very substantial improvement in user data throughput allowing operation close to channel capacity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-168
Number of pages5
JournalIEE Conference Publication
Issue number461
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEE National Conference on Antennas and Propagation - York, UK
Duration: 31 Mar 19991 Apr 1999


  • digital simulation
  • satellite links
  • microwave propagation
  • radiofrequency interference
  • fading channels
  • fading
  • rain
  • millimetre wave propagation
  • interference suppression
  • VSAT networks
  • tropospheric electromagnetic wave propagation


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