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Assumptions:

The outlink comprises a single carrier occupying a full 36 MHz transponder.

Symbol rate 30 Mbsps

Uplink G/T contour at the hub is +6 dBK and transponder gain step is set to PFDsat=-86 dBW/m2 on the same uplink pfd contour over the site.

The single carrier transponder operating point is -1 dB in and -0.5 dB out.  This is about optimum for higher order modulation methods like 8-PSK and 16-QAM.

So the power spectral density at the satellite needs to be  -86 -1 = -87 dBW/m^2.  Adjust your HPA power and uplink dish size to achieve this.

Saturated EIRP towards the edge of beam remote sites = 51 dBW.

So operating PFD is a downlink EIRP = 51 - 0.5 = 50.5 dBW

This conversion (-97 in and + 50.5 out) has been put into the link budget as the Transponder "gain". It applies to single carrier operation.

The input figures are all guesses and estimates.  You need to overwrite the figures with your own assumptions.

Amend any white boxes and then click the calculate button to obtain results in the green boxes.

A carrier with symbol rate = 30 Msps would provide a data rate of 45 Mbit/s assuming QPSK and 3/4 rate FEC..

If you use a DVB-S2 type outlink with 8PSK or less FEC, the customer information bit rate capacity increases, but the required C/N increases also. This may be possible with higher power satellite or larger customer receive dishes.