Satellite Navigation

Satellite Navigation commonly known as satnav is regarded as one of the best features of satellite communication. Satellite Navigation is defined as the science that provides the actual information regarding the location and timing services of the user by the use of satellites. Basically in satellite navigation, a number of satellites are used to identify …

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Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)

Asynchronous Transfer Mode abbreviated as ATM is a technique that allows transmission of information (such as voice, video, and data) in small packets (called cells) of fixed sizes. Each cell size of 53 octets is divided between Header or Overhead (5 octets) and Payload (48 octets). This standard protocol proposed by The International Telecommunication Union …

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Satellite Downlink

Satellite Downlink or downlink of satellite circuit is a feeder link that transmits the signal from satellite down towards the ground-based station i.e., earth station. The downlink includes the factors that affect the transmission from satellite to earth station. It can be understood more easily by considering that downlink denotes a link down from the …

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Satellite Uplink

Satellite Uplink or uplink of satellite circuit is the link where the earth station is transmitting the radio wave towards the satellite which acts as the receiving station. It includes all those factors responsible for transmitting signals from an earth station to a satellite. Satellite links allow us to enable communication over large distances. The …

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Satellite Link Budget

Satellite link budget or simply link budget in satellite communication is nothing but the calculation of various factors so as to have an estimation of power that is transmitted from the earth station to satellite and satellite to earth station in order to have a reasonable amount of power reception at the ends. This calculation …

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Kepler’s Three Laws

The motion of satellites in space was governed by the laws of planetary motion proposed by Johannes Kepler. There are three laws, known as Kepler’s three laws that describe the motion of a satellite in space. The first law of Kepler is also known as the law of orbits, the second law is called the …

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Earth Station

Definition: Earth Station also known as the ground station is an arrangement of various equipment on the surface or atmosphere of the earth that is used to transmit or receive signals in the form of voice, video, or data through single or multiple satellites. It is sometimes called the earth terminal and is a part …

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Satellite Orbits

Definition: The motion of satellites around the earth can be done through various paths, so, the paths in which the satellite is rotated around the earth are known as Satellite Orbits. These are also known as orbits of satellites. The various paths followed by the satellites have their own significance because of their respective applications. …

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