• CCSDS Telemetry over DVB-S2: Characteristics, Receiver Implementation and Performances

      Guérin, A.; Millerious, J.-P.; Deplancq, X.; Lesthievent, G.; Llauro, M.; Pasternak, N.; Baissac, S.; Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES); Zodiac Data Systems (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2012-10)
      The CNES (French Space Agency) has recently proposed to apply the ETSI DVB-S2 telecom standard onto the CCSDS ones (currently "red book") to cope with the high data rate requirement of Telemetry for Earth Observation Satellites. A very high data rate implementation (up to 400 MBauds) of this recommended standard has been achieved by Zodiac Data Systems onto their Cortex HDR XXL receiver. This paper presents the latest version of that recommended standard as well as results obtained with the Cortex demodulator. A specific focus is done on the extremely low degradation performed at high rate, even with 32APSK modulation.