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In this example ACM brings a 38% increase in satellite throughput over CCM (Constant Coding and Modulation). Without ACM – or in Constant Coding and Modulation – the designer must size the network for the worst case contour.
ACM – Common Antenna Size
An additional benefit and option of DVB-S2 with ACM is the ability to configure all of the remote antennas to be the same size. In this mode the designer can simply take advantage of varying “mod/codes” to deliver the same Es/No to remotes using identical antenna sizes in different contours. Thus an entire network could be deployed using the same small antenna regardless of location. This lowers the cost installation and simplifies inventory.
ACM – Dynamic Rain Fade Mitigation
When a remote experiences local rain fade it can request that its outbound channel frames (addressed to that remote) are modulation and coded to suit the local conditions.
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Most efficient coding and modulation combination for clear sky conditions.
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Most robust coding and modulation combination for rainy conditions.
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