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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE SKYPLEX DEMODULATOR

 

Funder:    Private Company
Company:    EUTELSAT
Start date:    1995 November 1st
End date:    1997 June 1st
Keywords:    SKYPLEX
   
Partners:    ALCATEL Espacio, ALENIA Spazio, AME Space, EUTELSAT and MIER Comunicaciones
SPCOM Participants:    Jaume Riba Sagarra, Josep Sala Alvarez and Gregori Vázquez Grau
SPCOM Responsible:    Gregori Vázquez Grau
Related links:    La UPC participa en el projecte SKYPLEX and La UPC participa en el proyecto SKYPLEX

Summary

Algorithmic and bit-level design of an on-board ASIC for the demodulation of MPEG2 video carriers in EUTELSAT's Hot-Bird IV Satellite. SKYPLEX was launched 27/02/98 from Kourou (French Guyanne) on Arianne IV-V106. Hailed as the first multimedia processor in the sky, it was the forerunner in a generation of regenerative payloads which our research group designed in collaboration with ALCATEL Espacio: from MCDD (HISPANET) to DVB-Forward (AMERHIS).