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Title: Digital signal processing techniques for on-board processing satellites
Author: Kwan, Ching Chung
ISNI:       0000 0001 3603 2301
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 1990
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In on-board processing satellite systems in which FDMA/SCPC access schemes are employed. transmultiplexers are required for the frequency demultiplexing of the SCPC signals. Digital techniques for the implementation of the transmultiplexer for such application were examined in this project. The signal processing in the transmultiplexer operations involved many parameters which could be optimized in order to reduce the hardware complexity whilst satisfying the level of performance required of the system. An approach for the assessment of the relationship between the various parameters and the system performance was devised. which allowed hardware requirement of practical system specifications to be estimated. For systems involving signals of different bandwidths a more flexible implementation of the trans multiplexer is required and two computationally efficient methods. the DFT convolution and analysis/synthesis filter bank. were investigated. These methods gave greater flexibility to the input frequency plan of the transmultiplexer. at the expense of increased computational requirements. Filters were then designed to exploit specific properties of the flexible transmultiplexer methods. resulting in considerable improvement in their efficiencies. Hardware implementation of the flexible transmultiplexer was considered and an efficient multi-processor architecture in combination with parallel processing software algorithms for the signal processing operations were designed. Finally. an experimental model of the payload for a land-mobile satellite system proposal. T -SAT. was constructed using general-purpose digital signal processors and the merits of the on-board processing architecture was demonstrated.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Satellite communication system Space vehicles Communication Electric engineering Computer science