IconSatmaster Pro Mk9.x Series

Satmaster Pro, is a tool mainly used for preparing satellite link budgets and predicting sun outage events. A demo version, with some restrictions, is available to download for evaluation.
Digital Link Budget Calculators
Full up-down link budget calculators with input provision for uplink power control (UPC), ALC, various interferences and multiple carriers. Finds HPA size, uplink power requirements, bandwidth and power usage per carrier. Calculates atmospheric losses and rain fade margins for any desired availability. Handles 1 bit/symbol (BPSK), QPSK, M-PSK/M-APSK or M-QAM with modcod selectors for DVBS, DVBS2, DVBS2-X and NS3. Determines power or bandwidth limited modes and calculates the power equivalent bandwidth, if appropriate. Supports paired carrier, turbo and manual modcods.

  • Modcod selectors for NS3, NS4, DVBS and DVBS2 (including DVBS2-X extensions).
  • Option to optimize the split of total availability between uplink and downlink.
  • Ability to translate excess margins to increased availability.
  • Option to calculate carrier EIRP(beam peak) and PSD(beam peak) values.
  • ITU-R recommendations P.618-12, P.676-11, P.836-5, P.839-4, P.840-6 supported.
  • Choice between C/I or Csat/Io interference inputs.
  • Option to force clear sky calculations for uplink and/or downlink for ACM or aircraft.
  • Support for Crane rain models.
  • Calculates atmospheric absorption, rain/cloud attenuation and tropospheric scintillation.
  • Supports P,L,S,C,X,Ku,Ka and K band.
  • Produces link budgets for LEO, MEO, HEO and GEO satellites.
  • Support for UPC, ALC and spread spectrum.
  • Modules for 1/2 link budgets for regenerative transponders or quick TVRO antenna sizing.
  • Separate bandwidth calculator for NS3, NS4. DVBS, DVBS2 and DVBS2-X
  • Sun outage prediction (single site and satellite).
  • Sun outage batch file handling (multiple sites or multiple satellites).
  • Antenna aiming.
  • Dual/multi feed positioning.
  • Dish sizing.
  • Polar mount alignment.
  • Automatic altitude and magnetic variation calculation.
  • Solar transit times.
  • Off-axis gains.
  • Loads and displays decoded two line element (TLE) files (SGP4/SDP4 model)
  • Module for batch processing of up to 10,000 GEO link budgets
  • Ionospheric scintillation estimator.
  • Optional four satellite, ASI calculator within GEO 'bent pipe' link budget modules.
  • Automatic antenna noise calculation option.
  • Tabulation of R0.01 values and rain attenuation for a selected country.
  • Key link budget results are highlighted.
  • Non-reflector gains and effective apertures accepted
  • Generates numerous graphs and tables
  • Numerous satellite based calculation tools such as G/T, off axis antenna gains and bandwidth.
Usage and System Requirements
Satmaster Pro is written in C/C++ and compiled as a single executable file. The software installs cleanly into a single directory/folder. The software does not need or use an internet connection.

Once licensed, there are no extra update charges for an entire integer release series (e.g. 9.0, 9.1, 9.2 etc) delivered by web download. A user license allows installation and use on multiple computers for 1 user but excludes any shared usage with other persons. Minimum System Requirements are an i586 or later processor, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 with 800*600 or higher display resolution. There are reduced upgrade prices for previous integer series users (eg 8.x to 9.x).