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Fast synchronisation of an Earth station to a switching satellite

Fast synchronisation of an Earth station to a switching satellite

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A coarse-search-synchronisation technique is described for switched time-division multiple-access systems that uses a coded search signal. It is shown that this method achieves coarse search synchronisation much faster than the burst-synchronisation method described by Rapuano and Shimasaki.


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