Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/605512
Title:
A DISTRIBUTION CONTROL UNIT FOR SATELLITE-SWITCHED COMMUNICATIONS
Author:
Cooperman, R.; Dobyns, T.
Affiliation:
Communications Satellite Corporation
Issue Date:
1972-10
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
Traffic estimates for the next generation of commercial communications satellites strongly indicate the desirability of using highly directive multibeam antennas to increase channel capacity. This antenna configuration allows multiple access via space division and frequency sharing through the isolation inherent in the directive multibeam antenna. Coupling this technique with a satellite-borne programmable communications distribution subsystem results in a highly efficient system. The distribution subsystem, consisting of a distribution control unit (DCU) and microwave switch matrix (MSM), is introduced into the satellite communications equipment prior to the output amplifiers and enables interconnection between all earth terminals accessing the satellite. Data on the traffic flow allocation required to provide service is stored in an onboard memory and is used to directly control MSM operation.. Flexibility to adapt to changes in traffic flow patterns is achieved through ground command of the onboard memory contents. A detailed description of the DCU and a general discussion of the space segment are provided.
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleA DISTRIBUTION CONTROL UNIT FOR SATELLITE-SWITCHED COMMUNICATIONSen_US
dc.contributor.authorCooperman, R.en
dc.contributor.authorDobyns, T.en
dc.contributor.departmentCommunications Satellite Corporationen
dc.date.issued1972-10en
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractTraffic estimates for the next generation of commercial communications satellites strongly indicate the desirability of using highly directive multibeam antennas to increase channel capacity. This antenna configuration allows multiple access via space division and frequency sharing through the isolation inherent in the directive multibeam antenna. Coupling this technique with a satellite-borne programmable communications distribution subsystem results in a highly efficient system. The distribution subsystem, consisting of a distribution control unit (DCU) and microwave switch matrix (MSM), is introduced into the satellite communications equipment prior to the output amplifiers and enables interconnection between all earth terminals accessing the satellite. Data on the traffic flow allocation required to provide service is stored in an onboard memory and is used to directly control MSM operation.. Flexibility to adapt to changes in traffic flow patterns is achieved through ground command of the onboard memory contents. A detailed description of the DCU and a general discussion of the space segment are provided.en
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/605512en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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