Link budget optimisation

The client had access to a new transponder which they thought might permit them to operate with a more efficient FEC coding.

We analysed their existing network identifying the size of antennas used in different geographical regions around the world. We then calculated a range of satellite link budgets based on various assumptions and presented these to the client.

The client agreed on an acceptable level of circuit availability vs antenna size and we calculated an optimised link budget accordingly.

Upon implementation, the client was able to obtain a higher throughput with the same availability and no increase in space segment costs.