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Sun Outage Visualizer Simulator for Geostationary Satellites
Updated 06 March 2018

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If it is only required to do predictions then it is faster to use the Sun Outage Prediction Calculator

CkuUser Band(GHz) Antenna Size(Meters)Antenna Size(Feet)Antenna Size(Inches)Antenna Efficiency
SeasonSpringFall Year(YYYY)

Antenna Noise Temp°K
Waveguide/feed lossdB
LNB Noise Temp°K
LNB Noise FiguredB
System Noise Temperature°K
C/N loss exceeds:dB(tip: use link margin)

Plot all affected satellites
Plot selected satellites
Alternative plotSpacing:degrees
Plot all with filterLongitude filter:degrees Inclination filter:degrees Satlon drift filter:degrees
Map follows Sun longitude and peak outage latitude
Dynamic update satellite list
Turn on 1dB contours in outage area:
Sun outage predictions based on:Antenna 3dB beam widthC/N degradation
Time increment steps for simulationseconds Refresh rate seconds

Green outline in outage footprint marks the 3dB beamwidth or the C/N link margin if Sun outage predictions is based on C/N degradation
NOTE:Inclination not accounted for in text predictions
Inclination accounted for when drawing affected area (based on 10min updates of inclination)
C/N calculations from ITU-R S.1525-1 & ITU-R BO.1506 simplified model
Be aware that the C/N calculations does not match ITU-R S.1525-1 & ITU-R BO.1506 100% with current implementation.
Also the radiation intensity from the Sun can be different from the average value used in the ITU papers
C/N reduction is less accurate for Ku antennas above 1.8m

ITU-R BO.1213 and ITU-R BO.1900 is used as reference antanna patterns. This patterns does not apply for C-band but due to the lack of C-band reference pattern the ITU-R BO.1213 is also used as pattern for C-band.
Information about the Sun Outage Map Projected Status Viewer
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NB ! Local time is based on computer local time zone and daylight savings settings