uplink

Definitions

Computing

Electronics

  • The upward radio communications path originating from an earth-based transmitter towards a communications satellite, or other airborne receiver. This contrasts with a downlink (1), which is the converse.
  • The establishing, or use, of an uplink (1).

Media Studies

  • noun the transmission of data upwards to a satellite, from where it will be beamed back down to receivers.
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