Concept-Level Analytical Procedures for Loading Nonprocessing Communication Satellites with Nonantijam Signals

by Edward Bedrosian, Gaylord Huth


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This report presents the analytical procedures and mathematical formulations required to construct a computer model of a military communication satellite system, load it efficiently with the radio signals required to support an operational scenario, and assess its vulnerability to jamming. The model is intended to facilitate relative, rather than absolute, comparisons between various communication satellite systems. Therefore, only the essential technical characteristics of these systems and the terrestrial terminals with which they are intended to operate are considered. The report presents an illustrative scenario and the payload configuration of a supporting DSCS III satellite as an example; illustrates a representative system configuration; details the assumptions used about data rates, modulation, and guard bands; gives formulas required to load a satellite transponder with the signals specified by a network diagram; and performs a jamming analysis. (See also MR-640-AF/A.)

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