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The possibilities for mobile and fixed services in the 20/30 GHz frequency bandsWith the wide range of services now offered by satellite communications and broadcasting and the increasing trend towards small terminal systems, the traditional distinctions between fixed and mobile services are becoming less important. In the future mobile, portable, and fixed services may well operate side by side in a hybrid manner. This trend is already apparent in Europe where extensive use is being made of the fixed service frequency allocations for broadcasting and for mobile services. Similarly many ostensibly mobile terminals are serving fixed installations. Although the immediate future of mobile satellite communications continues to lie in the L-band frequency allocations, in the longer term the 20/30 GHz frequency allocations, offer the possibility of a new beginning where the advantages of hybrid systems can be included in the overall system designs at the outset. The experience gained using 20/30 GHz within the Olympus Utilization program and the likely demands for future services to highlight the most promising avenues for future system development are addressed.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Hughes, C. D.
(European Space Agency. European Space Research and Technology Center ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: JPL, Proceedings of the Third International Mobile Satellite Conference (IMSC 1993)
Subject Category
Communications And Radar
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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