Engineering Forum: CTO Roundtable Breakfast- Radio Frequency Interference Challenges and Mitigation

Date of Event:
March 10th, 2014

Run Time:
7:30 - 8:30

Room Number:
202B

Track:
Engineering Forum




The very strength of communications satellites to provide wide coverage of land, sea and air, also makes them potentially vulnerable to unintentional and intentional radio frequency interference. As an industry, we have fared reasonable well over the decades, with relatively few episodes of RFI that rise above the level of nominal concern. The number of satellites continues to grow as does the number of potential RFI sources: from video uplinks to unattended terminals transmitting bulk data, to VSATs now operating from millions of homes and businesses, and from ships, vehicles and aircraft. CTOs are in the position of assessing the general state of play with RFI and with how it can be kept below a dull roar. What are the techniques in the offing to locate and remove RFI when it occurs? What can be expected in the future as the quantity of transmitters increases – will we see “hackers” who currently infest the Internet also arise on the airwaves between space and earth?

Moderator:
Denis Curtin

Title:
Principal


Speaker:
David Jupin

Title:
Vice President, International Division


Speaker:
Raphaël Mussalian

Title:
CTO


Speaker:
Roger Tong

Title:
Vice President, Engineering and Operations


Speaker:
Thierry Guillemin

Title:
SVP & CTO




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Engineering Forum: CTO Roundtable Breakfast- Radio Frequency Interference Challenges and Mitigation

Date of Event:
March 10th, 2014

Run Time:
7:30 - 8:30

Room Number:
202B

Track:
Engineering Forum




The very strength of communications satellites to provide wide coverage of land, sea and air, also makes them potentially vulnerable to unintentional and intentional radio frequency interference. As an industry, we have fared reasonable well over the decades, with relatively few episodes of RFI that rise above the level of nominal concern. The number of satellites continues to grow as does the number of potential RFI sources: from video uplinks to unattended terminals transmitting bulk data, to VSATs now operating from millions of homes and businesses, and from ships, vehicles and aircraft. CTOs are in the position of assessing the general state of play with RFI and with how it can be kept below a dull roar. What are the techniques in the offing to locate and remove RFI when it occurs? What can be expected in the future as the quantity of transmitters increases – will we see “hackers” who currently infest the Internet also arise on the airwaves between space and earth?

Moderator:
Denis Curtin

Title:
Principal


Speaker:
David Jupin

Title:
Vice President, International Division


Speaker:
Raphaël Mussalian

Title:
CTO


Speaker:
Roger Tong

Title:
Vice President, Engineering and Operations


Speaker:
Thierry Guillemin

Title:
SVP & CTO




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