Site Diversity


Site diversity is a technique used to improve the reliability of satellite communications systems that have been limited by atmospheric effects. A satellite network’s reliability can be improved if it transmits to several ground stations that have been advantageously placed in regions that have diverse weather patterns among them. If there is intense weather in a particular region causing attenuation, there may be a ground station in a different region that allows for clear transmission of data. Site diversity systems have been proven to minimize the disruption of data transmission by major satellite carriers. [1]


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Paper: An investigation of site diversity and comparison with ITU-R recommendations

Paper: Large-scale diversity for satellite communication networks