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Satellite Communications Toolbox

Simulate, analyze, and test satellite communications systems and links

Satellite Communications Toolbox provides standard-based tools for designing, simulating, and verifying satellite communications systems and links. It enables orbit propagation and visualization for large satellite constellations. You can use the toolbox to support scenario modeling for time-varying visibility and link budget analyses with satellites, aircraft, and other mobile platforms in a single scenario.

The toolbox enables no-code link budget analysis with visualization-based tools for sensitivity and availability analysis. You can generate standard-based DVB-S2/S2X/RCS2, GPS, and CCSDS waveforms, suitable as golden references for design verification. With Satellite Communications Toolbox, you can use standard-based reference receiver designs as initial prototypes for more complex designs. You can also use standard-based satellite channel models to support link simulations for RF and optical links.

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Learn the basics of Satellite Communications Toolbox

Scenario Generation and Visualization

Simulation, analysis, and visualization of satellites in orbit

Link Budget Analysis

Satellite link budget analysis and path propagation loss

Signal Transmission

Waveform generation and low-level physical layer subcomponents

RF Propagation and Channel Models

Atmospheric loss and fading channel models

End-to-End Simulation

Waveform generation, signal recovery, and end-to-end satellite communications link modeling

Over-the-Air Testing

Receive and analyze captured satellite data

Code Generation and Deployment

Generate code or standalone executables