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Bent pipe is

[a] description of a satellite communication architecture type in which data is transmitted to the satellite, which then sends it right back down again like a bent pipe. The only processing performed is retransmission of the signals.[1]
a satellite communications system that transmits to an Earth station essentially the same signal it receives from another Earth station.[2]

References Edit

  1. NSTAC Report to the President on Commercial Satellite Communications Mission Assurance, at G-1.
  2. The Evolution of Untethered Communications, at 183.

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