Satellite Communication at Earth Stations

Satellite communication (SatCom) at earth stations includes communication between stationary earth stations and moving vehicles – spacecraft, ships, airplanes, motor vehicles - via a satellite, e.g. for the transmission of radio, telephony or data.

Applications supported by mobile satellite communication systems include radio, broadcast, broadband internet access, video conferences, telephone service and data transfer for earth stations. Whereas the majority of applications are civilian the military also uses satcom systems with SPINNER products.

To support such applications, resistance against environment and longevity, broadband capacity and faster and more accurate data rates are essential. Above all for moving or circling parts there is almost no way of doing it without rotary joints. Rotary joints for satcom mainly have one or two channels and are suited for unidirectional or bi-directional communication. Often coaxial or waveguide rotary joints or combinations of these two versions are employed. The integration of optical transmission is also possible.

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