CHAPTER 6.11 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems

SIDNEY M. SKJEI

Skjei Telecom, Inc., Falls Church, Virginia

JAMES H. COOK, JR.

Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia

INTRODUCTION

The use of satellite technology by broadcasters is highly developed and in widespread use throughout the world. Satellites are routinely used for broadcast television and radio backhaul and network distribution services, and they provide low cost, reliable operation. These and many other services are made possible due to the unique characteristics of satellites placed in the geosynchronous satellite orbit. The capability of a single quasi-stationary repeater in the sky, visible to large, contiguous regions, offers a wide variety of distribution capabilities for ...

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