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Development of Low Cost Satellite Communications System for Helicopters and General AviationIn this paper, the development of low-cost satellite communications (SATCOM) system for helicopters and General Aviation (GA) aircrafts is described. System design and standards analysis have been conducted to meet the low-cost, light-weight, small-size and low-power system requirements for helicopters and GA aircraft environments. Other specific issues investigated include coding schemes, spatial diversity, and antenna arraying techniques. Coding schemes employing Channel State Information (CSI) and inverleaving have been studied in order to mitigate severe banking angle fading and the periodic RF signal blockage due to the helicopter rotor blades. In addition, space diversity and antenna arraying techniques have been investigated to further reduce the fading effects and increase the link margin.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Farazian, K.
Abbe, B.
Divsalar, D.
Raphaeli, D.
Tulintseff, A.
Wu, T.
Hinedi, S.
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
September 27, 1994
Subject Category
Communications And Radar
Distribution Limits
SATCOM helicopters general aviation satellite communication

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