LinkStar: Space SegmentThe space segment for a LinkStar network is of the bent-pipe type, such as Ku-band and C-band transponders of any global or regional satellite system. The LinkStar space segment is made up of one or more broadband outbound links, and many inbound links.
The outbound link - from the hub to the remotes - is a multi-megabit data stream that is compliant with the DVB-MPE format. Information is sent from the hub terminal to the large number of remotes over this common link, with the following operating parameters:
In the inbound direction - from the remotes to the hub - the LinkStar network uses multiple links that are shared by associated groups of remote terminals. The inbound link is compliant with a subset of the DVB-RCS standard, with the following operating parameters: