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communications satellite

n
(Telecommunications) an artificial satellite used to relay radio, television, and telephone signals around the earth, usually in geostationary orbit

communica′tions sat`ellite


n.
a satellite designed to facilitate radio, telephone, and television communication by retransmitting the signals it receives while orbiting the earth.
[1960–65]

com·mu·ni·ca·tions satellite

(kə-myo͞o′nĭ-kā′shənz)
An artificial space satellite used to transmit signals, such as television and telephone signals, from one ground station to another.

communications satellite

An orbiting vehicle, which relays signals between communications stations. There are two types: a. active communications satellite--A satellite that receives, regenerates, and retransmits signals between stations; b. passive communications satellite--A satellite which reflects communications signals between stations. Also called COMSAT.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.communications satellite - an artificial satellite that relays signals back to earthcommunications satellite - an artificial satellite that relays signals back to earth; moves in a geostationary orbit
communication equipment, communication system - facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information
artificial satellite, orbiter, satellite - man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
satellite receiver - a receiver on a communications satellite
satellite transmitter - a transmitter on a communications satellite
Translations
قَمَر اًصْطِناعي للأتِّصالات
sdělovací/spojovací družice
kommunikationssatellit
telekomunikačná družica
haberleşme uydusu

communications satellite

nsatellite m per telecomunicazioni

communicate

(kəˈmjuːnikeit) verb
1. to tell (information etc). She communicated the facts to him.
2. to get in touch (with). It's difficult to communicate with her now that she has left the country.
comˌmuniˈcation noun
1. (an act, or means, of) conveying information. Communication is difficult in some remote parts of the country.
2. a piece of information given, a letter etc. I received your communication in this morning's post.
comˌmuniˈcations noun plural
means of sending messages or of transporting (eg troops and supplies).
comˈmunicative (-tiv) adjective
(negative uncommunicative) talkative; sociable. She's not very communicative this morning.
communication cord
a chain etc in a railway carriage, to be pulled in an emergency.
communiˈcations ˌsatellite noun
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By using the optimal control theory, the look angle which was regarded as a new state for inequality constraint was introduced during the homing phase.
A turn table with automation software was employed to get different look angle profiles of the tree-body.
In order to compare the application feasibility of each guidance law on self-detecting guided weapon with FOV limits, look angle is defined in formula (28) under the assumption of the consistent body axis and speed of UAV.
However, these methods mentioned above are invalid or inaccurate when the look angle of radar is out of an effective range, which is elaborated as follows.
Altitude (km) 600 1300 3000 Frequency (GHz) 1.25 1.25 1.25 Azimuth Resolution (m) 5 5 5 Synthetic Time (s) 2.6 5.7 13.7 Doppler Bandwidth (Hz) 1384 1198 890 Slant Angle ([degrees]) 0 0 0 Scene Incidence 45 45 45 Angle ([degrees]) Look Angle ([degrees]) 40.2 36.0 28.7 [d.sup.2] TEC/[dt.sup.2] 0.01 TECu 0.01 TECu 0.01 TECu [d.sup.3] TEC/[dt.sup.3] 0.003 TECu 0.003 TECu 0.003 TECu Altitude (km) 10000 Frequency (GHz) 1.25 Azimuth Resolution (m) 5 Synthetic Time (s) 54.5 Doppler Bandwidth (Hz) 400 Slant Angle ([degrees]) 0 Scene Incidence 45 Angle ([degrees]) Look Angle ([degrees]) 16.0 [d.sup.2] TEC/[dt.sup.2] 0.01 TECu [d.sup.3] TEC/[dt.sup.3] 0.003 TECu Table 2.
The k-th column steering vector of [W.sub.MN x 2N] is defined as [w.sub.k] which makes that the position of the corresponding the azimuth angle and the elevation look angle equals to one, while positions of other ambiguities including Doppler ambiguity and range ambiguity equal to zeros.
YahLive satellite broadcast solutions will have strong signals and favourable look angle. YahLive will make unobstructed audio and video broadcast services possible, including direct to home and high definition TV.
Panoramic Distortion: The instantaneous look angle of a whiskbroom detector is constant.
Tahk, "Range-to-go weighted optimal guidance with impact angle constraint and seeker's look angle limits," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol.
AsiaSat 4 is a high performance satellite with exceptionally high power and superior look angle. It is an ideal platform to support our countrywide television distribution services.
The cameraman and reporter may not understand that a stable platform and clear look angle are required during transmission.
where [[theta].sup.T] and [[phi].sup.T] are squint angle and look angle of transmitter, respectively, [[theta].sub.R] and [[phi].sub.R] are angle deviating from the beam center and look angle of receiver, respectively, and the angles are as follows: