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Circuit design for satellites differs because of the space environment, which includes designating for vacuum, large temperature swings, and radiation tolerance. Satellite circuits should be able to handle latch ups and Single Event Upsets (SEU's) from radiation that ionizes silicon channels and recover from faults.

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Output back off of a high power amplifier (HPA)

We are selling S-band HPAs for satcom applications. A customer needs to obtain key RF characteristics of the S-Band HPA, specifically the wideband frequency response of carriers as a function of ...
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What is the correct block diagram of satellite communication system and can you explain in brief about the correct one?

I could not find explanations in textbook. They show only diagram. I know basics of data communication so I can understand what might be going there. I want a concise explanations of exactly what is ...
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How does being exposed to strong radiations effect nanosatellite electronics equipment?

I'm on paper designing a nanosatellite power system. The satellite would be orbiting in LEO. And I am wondering how and what type of radiation would affect its electronics. The system has a ...
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Typical rms values for random jitter in satellite communication

I'm trying to find typical values for random jitter in satellite communication and I'm not really finding any values in any documents. Most of the time I only find definitions for different jitter ...
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Troubleshooting NOAA double cross antenna

I've been trying to recive NOAA automatic picture transmission (APT) pictures for a year now. I never got a picture with V-dipole, so I decided to build a double cross antenna. I used 75 ohm coax ...
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Does DiSEqC require a DC bias?

The DiSEqC (Di[gital] S[attelite] Eq[uipment] C[ontrol] specification (bus_spec.pdf within https://www.eutelsat.com/files/PDF/DiSEqC-documentation.zip) describes a tone-based serial data bus that can ...