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Web-Sat


   

Objectives

The objective of the project is to enhance the performance of the high speed internet service which is using the low cost "Return-Link" system previously developed with ESA support.











 

 

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Project Plan

An ISP satellite gateway ( Hub ) has been installed and extensively tested. This Hub/ISP has a high speed connection directly to the Internet backbone.

Phase One - the object of the project is to increase the return speed from the end-user terminals who are dispersed across the footprint of the Eutelsat W3 satellite.

Challenges

The principal challenges are:

  • Develop new QPSK high-rate transmit card
  • Intergrate 'turbo coding' software

Benefits

  • More efficient use of space segment
  • Higher return speeds from end-users

Current Status (dated: 07 Apr 2000)

The present end-user return system, which uses 16Kbits/sec BPSK, has been extensively tested and is currently operational on Eutelsat W3 Satellite at 7 degrees East.

A new company, Web-Sat Ltd. has been established which is utilising the developed technology, this company is in negotiations with satellite operators throughout the world to franchise this technology.


Last Update: 10 Aug 2007
 
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