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uplink

[′əp‚liŋk]
(communications)
The radio or optical transmission path upward from the earth to a communications satellite, or from the earth to aircraft.

uplink

(1) The transmission from an earth station up to a satellite. Contrast with downlink.

(2) The transmission from a cellphone or other mobile device to a cell tower. Contrast with downlink.

(3) A port on a network device that is used to connect to another network device rather than to a client or server. See MDI port.


An Uplink Port
Ethernet switches used to have an uplink port for connecting to another switch or hub. The port was eventually discarded as equipment became more sophisticated (see MDI port).
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The number of TV channels being uplinked by its current teleport facility has grown by 600 per cent since it started operations in 2004, it added.
Tags from carcasses uplinked on average within 32 days of deposition (SD 14.2; range: 14-65 d; n=18).
While it has lost the one satellite outlet to which it uplinked in Britain, it will retain three other satellite links as well as be available over the Internet.
He said the hospital will be soon uplinked with other Al-Shifa hospitals through teleophthalmology link, two of which already connected.
KRISHNA-TV is uplinked to Intelsat-17 (66 Degree East 4015.0 MHZ) by Tata Communications.
"While the interceptor designed for endo-atmospheric condition (up to 30 km altitude) is a seven-meter long and single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile, equipped with an inertial navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator under command by the data uplinked from sophisticated ground based radars, the interceptor designed for exo-atmospheric condition is a two stage missile," sources said.
In space exploration beyond Earth orbit, robotic systems could perform extravehicular activities teleoperated by astronauts using thought communication and control, uplinked through satellites.
After which the channels would be combined through multiplexer to form a bouquet / channel mix and then uplinked to a designated satellite, with adequate transmitting power, for distribution to the subscribers in the form of a single bouquet.
These programmes were then uplinked from earth stations in Ahmedabad and New Delhi cities.
"It gets uplinked to the space station through mission control." Once completed, the astronaut downlinks it back to Earth.
It began with closed circuit television broadcasting of classes, and has grown to a mix of closed circuit classes and satellite uplinked classes that can be viewed literally nationwide.
Traditionally, mission planning is performed by a myriad of ground resources that generate a relatively inflexible sequence of commands that is uplinked to the spacecraft.