Lots of reference data regarding satellite telecom, antennas and measurements. Includes several Excel RF calculator tools.
Download a free SMW Satcom software program for your computer here: Satcom Calculator for Windows - This is a great little program which includes G/T Calculations, Satellite Antenna Alignment using your lat. & long., C/N, System Noise Figure, NF to Noise Temperature and Antenna Gain Calculations. This is a 1.5 MB zipped file which will install to Windows95/98/XP/7 operating systems.
Excellent online RF engineering resources are at these links:
Intelsat COB - Intelsat Center Of Box Ephemeris Data: Find your region (Afghan uses Indian Ocean Region), use the drop down menu to go to your bird and then click the "view" box to see predicted COB data.
enlarge 2.09MB, 495x640 1 Earth Station Technology -This handbook is used as a reference for courses on Earth station communications technology organized under the INTELSAT Signatory Training Program (ISTP).
enlarge 148KB, 495x640 2 IESS-207E - Intelsat Earth Station Standards, 4 and 6 GHz.
enlarge 322KB, 495x640 3 IESS-208E - Intelsat Earth Station Standards. 11/12 and 14 GHz.
enlarge 2.16MB, 495x640 4 Intelsat VSAT Handbook.
enlarge 149KB, 495x640 5 Intelsat Earth Station Test Plan
enlarge 1.45MB, 452x640 6 Eutelsat EARTH STATION VERIFICATION AND ASSISTANCE 25 July 2000 - Volume I - ESOG Module 130 - Issue 2.0
enlarge 105KB, 452x640 7 SES - Earth Station Verification Test Overview.
enlarge 614KB, 495x640 8 Antenna Pattern Measurement: Concepts and Techniques Michael D. Foegelle
enlarge 54KB, 452x640 9 UNIVERSAL TYPE APPROVALS FOR Ka-BAND GROUND EQUIPMENT Ralph L. Brooker Andrew Corporation
enlarge 234KB, 495x640 10 OSHA Field Service Memo - Electromagnetic Radiation and how it affects your instruments.
enlarge 39KB, 495x640 11 Line of Sight Link Budgeting: Wi-Fi Link Budget Analysis for 802.11 wireless links CS496A Independent Study in Wireless Networking Calculated for ~6.5mi Link from Mt. Sugarloaf to Orchard Hill Tower
enlarge 455KB, 452x640 12 Broadcast Engineers Handbook, includes: # Microwave exposure. # Coax and waveguide. # VSWR vs. Return Loss (dB). # dBm, Watts, dBmv, Volts. # Cable size vs. maximum current. # Other useful calculations.
enlarge 37KB, 495x640 13 RF Conversion Formulas. Decibel Conversion: Power, voltage, current, milliwatts, microvolts, microamps, Power Conversion: dBw to dBm. Voltage Conversion: dBv to dBuv ...and much more.
enlarge 39KB, 495x640 14 .XLS RF Calculator Complements of Jack Daniel Co: www.RFSolutions.com
This .xls document contains many useful RF formulas.
enlarge 525KB, 640x495 15 BIRD RF Calculator: Power. VSWR and RL. Freq and Wave. Atten. Directivity. Cable loss. Masking Effect. Field Strength. Free Space Loss. Metric.