Footprint
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Footprint

Geographic, elliptically-shaped reception zone covered by the signal beam of a satellite.

Footprint

“Footprint” means the geographical or electric area served by an entity.

Footprint

Also called a land pattern. It is a combination of lands used to mount a surface mount component. Metal pads on a substrate surface are arranged in the same pattern as the leads or pads on the component itself.

Footprint

1. An estimated area of possible reentry or the solid angle of a detector or linear area of a detector at a certain location. 2. Geographic area in which a focused satellite downlink can be received.

Footprint

The total area that an impervious surface covers on a horizontal plane, including decks, driveways, patios, structures, overhangs, balconies, or cantilevered constructed spaces that expand beyond a structure’s foundation.

Footprint

1. The area on the surface of the earth within a satellite’s transmitter or sensor field of view. 2. The amount of personnel, spares, resources, and capabilities physically present and occupying space at a deployed location.

Footprint

The area in which a specific transmission can be received. Some footprints cover as much as one-third of the earth, such as satellite or cell systems.

Footprint

The area of service coverage by a telecommunications provider.

Footprint

The geographic area covered by a particular wireless cell or cell sector. 

Footprint
"Footprint": The land area covered or occupied by a function or structure.
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Footprint has been defined 11 different ways in documents like Television Audience Measurement, Rules of Procedure, Appendix 2, USPC Consolidated Glossary, and 7 more.

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