BER Performance of Satellite On-Board Processing Techniques with FH-MFSK Modulation under Various Interferences

Sungdon MOON  Yeomin YOON  Jeungmin JOO  Kiseon KIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B   No.5   pp.1328-1333
Publication Date: 2004/05/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Satellite and Space Communications

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Satellite communication can be operated with various levels of on-board processing in order to transmit the signal effectively. In this paper, the BER performances of the bent pipe transponder (BPT), dehop only transponder (DOT) and dehop and rehop transponder (DRT) systems with FH-MFSK modulation are investigated in the presence of broad band interference, narrow band interference and tone-type interference. In this case, the BER performances are compared for the variants of the data rates, spreading bandwidth and interference power. The numerical results show that DRT outperforms BPT and DOT. DOT is less sensitive to uplink interference power under broad band interference environment than DRT. In the case of narrow band interference, the DRT system is more sensitive to ρ value, i.e., the ratio of the interference bandwidth to the spreading bandwidth, than DOT. Among various interference types, the performance in n = 1 band multi-tone interference is shown to be the worst.