Key aspects and technologies of satellite communications toward multimedia era

Fumio Takahata

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    Key aspects and technologies of future satellite communications are discussed toward multimedia era. Onboard processing called the switchboard in the sky and networking taking full advantage of features peculiar to satellite communications are pointed out as essential technologies to overcome a variety of big challenges for realizing future satellite communications. Several experimental and commercial systems are introduced as the first step toward multimedia era.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3-7
    Number of pages5
    JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1997



    • Development objectives
    • Multimedia satellite communications
    • Nehvorking
    • Onboard processing

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Computer Networks and Communications

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