MEASURING TERRESTRIAL RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE AT ORBIT ALTITUDES
AffiliationNational Scientific Laboratories, Inc.
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AbstractSatellite systems, by virtue of their large terrestrial fields of view, may be exposed to a great many man-made radio signals the aggregate effects of which can be deleterious to satellite receivers. An experiment has been designed to measure and characterize such man-made interference at orbital altitudes. The experiment, as designed, requires dedicated hardware on a spacecraft of specified orbit and will measure (within the frequency range of 400 MHz to 12.4 GHz) peak levels of interference in cells dimensioned in space, time, and frequency. The experiment will provide data indicative of some of the statistical characteristics of interference levels at satellite orbital altitudes and will provide designers of satellite communications links with new facilities for the prediction and prevention of interference problems, and should provide a considerable data base for use in long range planning of spectrum utilization.
SponsorsInternational Foundation for Telemetering