Several modems and satellite subsystems were tested with the aid of an aeronautical channel simulation facility. The modems tested included a high performance DPSK modem, a high performance CPSK modem, two hybrid voice/data modems, and a lower performance CPSK modem. Data Performance results are presented in the form of Probability of Bit Error versus Signal to Noise Density and Signal to Multipath Ratios with Doppler Spread as a parameter. Some tests were conducted with a hard limiting IF processor in cascade with the channel simulator to simulate satellite characteristics. The characteristics of the aeronautical satellite channel simulator are also described. The discussion concludes with a general evaluation of the effect of aeronautical satellite channel characteristics on modem performance, as derived from the simulation experiments. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Duncombe, C B
    • Salwen, H
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSC-FAA-75-13 Intrm Rpt., FAA-RD-75-150
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1976 12:00AM