| || Present and Future Trends in Military Satellite Communication Systems
Author : Chatterjee, C.K.;Pal, Surendra
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:43(1) ; 1993 ; pp 37-42
Subject : 623.61 Military Communications
Keywords : Satellite communications;Spread spectrum techniques;EHF technology
Abstract : Recent years have seen a phenomenal growth in the field of satellite communications. Satcom systems offer many advantages for military applications which include wide area coverage, rapid deployment, flexible networking and long range service to moving platforms like ships, aircraft and vehicles. This paper gives an overview of the special features and future trends in military satcom systems. A brief account of various countermeasures against threats, use of EHF, spread-spectrum techniques and on board processing has also been given. Major technological advances are anticipated in near future to realise high capacity, secure and survivable satcom systems for Defence applications.