Field Tests of a Spread Spectrum Land Mobile Satellite Communication System

Tetsushi IKEGAMI
Shinichi TAIRA

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E76-B    No.8    pp.996-1001
Publication Date: 1993/08/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications)
mobile satellite communication,  direct sequence spread spectrum,  multipath,  fading,  

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The bit error performance of a Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Communication system in actual land mobile satellite channel is evaluated with experiments. Field test results with the ETS-V satellite in urban and suburban environments at L-band frequency show that this land mobile satellite channel of 3MHz bandwidth can be seen as a non-frequency selective Rician fading channel as well as shadowing channel. The bit error performance can be estimated from signal power measurement as in the case of narrow band modulation signals.