Title page for ETD etd-09082012-040151
|Type of Document
||Henkle, Thomas Grove
||Performance characteristics of a multiple use Ku-band satellite network
||Master of Science
|Pratt, Timothy J.
|Stutzman, Warren L.
|Rappaport, Theodore S.
- Artificial satellites in telecommunication
|Date of Defense
Construction of a Ku-band earth station was completed in August 1989 at the teleport in the
Corporate Research Center of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. At that time
specific applications for the terminal were being determined. Several satellite networks which can
use the Ku-band earth station are explored in this thesis. System level designs are presented for
each network. The anticipated performance of the network during clear sky conditions and during
periods of rain fade conditions are calculated. To aid in these calculations the software package
LAMP was developed.
detailed system design of a VSAT network is given in later chapters. The development of
VSAT networks considers multiple access and data traffic control protocols. VSAT network
performance under various traffic conditions also is determined.
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