MDR/OMNI-BAND RECONFIGURABLE TERMINAL DESIGN CONCEPT

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Authors
  1. Addison, R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In 1997, Defence Research Establishment Ottawa and Communications Research Centre started research into an omni-band reconfigurable terminal. Such a terminal will enable armed forces personnel to use a single ground terminal to communicate over any satellite communications or terrestrial link. Each ground terminal will support multiple standards. The first one to be implemented will be extremely high frequency medium data rate communications. There are two simulators: the payload simulator and the ground terminal simulator. Each simulator has a personal computer based host to run the simulator, a digital chassis containing several digital signal processor boards to run the payload or ground terminal, and a ratio frequency chassis to interface to the digital boards. Within the simulators, the concentration is on the capability to reconfigure. This will allow easy implementation of different standards for different communications systems. Debugging capabilities will be incorporated at the beginning of the design phase to facilitate development and simplify testing. The sequence of development, from the initial concept of a medium data rate simulator to industrial development of an omni-band reconfigurable terminal, is given. Initial development concentrates on baseband processing with the radio frequency research in parallel. Midway through, the simulator will be ready for international interoperability testing. TRUNCATED
Keywords
Packet communications;Medium data rate;Data packet;Concept;Omni-Band
Report Number
DREO-TN-98-007 — Technical Note
Date of publication
01 Sep 1998
Number of Pages
45
DSTKIM No
99-00099
CANDIS No
509990
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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