Impact of tropospheric scintillation on direct-sequence spread-spectrum satellite communication networks

Mohamed Slim Alouini*, Paul G. Steffes

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Tropospheric scintillation can seriously affect satellite links operating at Ka-band. The average bit error probability for a multiuser binary direct-sequence spread-spectrum satellite communication network operating under amplitude scintillation is evaluated. Numerical results are presented to illustrate performance comparisons of systems operating under typical scintillation statistics. As in the single user case, it is shown that the average system performance gradually degrades as the scintillation intensity increases and is worse for a high variability of these events. Results also indicate that the impact of amplitude tropospheric scintillations becomes less important as the number of asynchronous active users increases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings of the International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics
PublisherIEEE
Pages67-70
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 3rd URSI International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics, ISSSE'95 - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 25 1995Oct 27 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 3rd URSI International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics, ISSSE'95
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period10/25/9510/27/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing

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