A direct-sequence spread-spectrum adaptive data-rate modem for meteor burst communication

Yusuf Baltaci, R Benjamin, AR Nix

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A meteor burst communication channel can only be fully exploited when using an adaptive data-rate operation, so that the actual data-rate is matched to the instantaneous power received from a meteor trail. This paper investigates implementation issues of an adaptive data-rate modem for meteor burst communications. The modem uses direct-sequence spread-spectrum modulation and adapts the data-rate by changing number of chips in a bit, it thus uses only one bandpass filter in the receiver for all the data-rates whilst offering a wide range of data-rates. A theoretical analysis is also given to predict the benefit over fixed data-rate operation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSeventh International Conference on High Frequency Radio Systems and Techniques
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Pages353 - 358
ISBN (Print)0852966881
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1997

Bibliographical note

Sponsorship: The authors are very grateful for the support and the provision of the facilities at the Centre for Communication Research at University of Bristol

Other identifier: IEE Conf. Publ. No. 441


  • meteor burst communication


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