Create Your Own Problem Consider the most recent generation of residential satellite dishes that are a little less than half a meter in diameter. Construct a problem in which you calculate the power received by the dish and the maximum electric field strength of the microwave signals for a single channel received by the dish. Among the things to be considered are the power broadcast by the satellite and the area over which the power is spread, as well as the area of the receiving dish.
The problem can be formulated by providing the diameters of both the satellite dishes and the area about which the satellite transmits its power. The frequency at which this transmission occurs is also to be considered.
Evaluate the power received and the strength of the electric field in a dish for a single channel of the dish received from a satellite. The satellite spreads the power over an area of 100 square kilometers and the power broadcast is at 10V/m and transmission frequency is 18 Ghz.
Take the diameter of the receiving dish at home as 0.45meters and the diameter of the satellite dish as 20m.