Today fixed satellite broadcast reception has to compete efficiently with other means of broadcast content delivery to end-users. The ease of reception is essential to maintain a high penetration rate under more competitive conditions. The introduction of DVB-S2 increases efficiency and allows for a higher throughput or a reduction of the reception equipment requirements. This means that a robust broadcast reception is conceivable with a reduced direct-to-home (DTH) antenna size. The current interference situation at common geostationary broadcast positions dictates the spatial discrimination requirements of common direct-to-home (DTH) reception antennas. A more robust coding rate or a relaxation of the frequency coordination constraints would obviously relax the requirements on the reception front-end but only at the expense of a reduced aggregate efficiency. The use of known interference processing schemes for DTH reception has been investigated under dual reception path scenarios, see . The present work extends the concept by introducing linear pre-processing (LPP) to combine coherent reception paths. These mechanisms will only be practical if the transmitted broadcast signals are compliant with established standards (ie. DVB-S  or DVB-S2 ). The maximization of the efficiency is a main objective under given reception environments. We show how multi-user detection techniques can increase efficiency and allow reduced antenna size under realistic conditions.
TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER -- Elektroteknik och elektronik -- Signalbehandling (hsv//swe)
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY -- Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering -- Signal Processing (hsv//eng)
TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER -- Elektroteknik och elektronik -- Telekommunikation (hsv//swe)
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY -- Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering -- Telecommunications (hsv//eng)