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AbstractThe high standards of equipment availability demanded by today's commercial and industrial users of satellite communications equipment have resulted in a cost-benefit approach to product development. In this paper, the results of such an approach-as applied to several lines of Scientific Atlanta products-indicate that attractive MTBF and MTTR can be achieved with commercial products at reasonable cost. In this paper, an overview of current Scientific Atlanta digital and video satellitecommunications products is followed by the design and manufacturing techniques used to achieve high availability. A case study using the Marisat terminal manufactured for Comsat General shows measured availability data for this nonredundant commercial product.
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