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High Throughput Satellites (summary)

High Throughput Satellites (summary)

Delivering Future Capacity Needs

Advances in satellite communications technology in recent years have led to a massive increase in throughput delivered from a raft of new ‘HighThroughput Satellites’. More than a dozen such satellites have been recently launched and several more will go into orbit in the coming years. These satellites support diverse user requirements and use cases – from ‘connecting the unconnected’ to providing secure and resilient communications to industries, SMEs and all end users.

In this executive summary of an extended commercial and technical white paper we explore, in particular the performance tradeoffs and note the growing importance of higher frequency systems, given the significant spectrum allocations and high performance in key deployment areas.

We would also like to thank Prof. Michel Bousquet, of Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace, Toulouse, and Avanti Communications  for their collaboration and support in the development of this paper.

In addition to this executive summary, a detailed whitepaper is available.

Released: July 2015

Download File ADL_High_Throughput_Satellites-Viewpoint.pdf (.PDF, 1.4 MB)

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