Multi-Satellite DVB-RCS System With RCST Based on Software Defined Radio
Multi-mode satellite terminals are actually the most desired devices on the market, thanks to their flexibility and suitability. A multi-mode radio communication terminal is a terminal allowing two or more transmission mode. In the last few years many research resources have been invested in the study of this new type of terminal. In this paper, the authors define a multi-mode terminal as a terminal capable of communicating both with a Bent-Pipe (BP) satellite and with an On-Board Processor (OBP) satellite and dynamically setting its transmission parameters (e.g. transmission power and code rate). In order to realize this multimode functionality, the most suitable technology is the Software Defined Radio (SDR).