Accession Number : AD0438031


Title :   TRACKING, TELEMETRY, AND COMMAND STUDIES OF GROUND AND SATELLITE SUBSYSTEMS. VOLUME 4: AIRBORNE TRANSPONDER CONFIGURATION STUDY


Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA


Personal Author(s) : Matson, D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/438031.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 82


Abstract : System requirements which reflect upon the design of CW satellite transponders are discussed. The Mariner protoype transponder and the Goddard range and range rate transponder are taken as currently operational examples of the state of the aret. These two transponders are described in detain, and their primary advantages and disadvantages are noted.


Descriptors :   *SPACE COMMUNICATIONS , AIR FORCE , DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS , DIGITAL SYSTEMS , ELLIPTICAL ORBIT TRAJECTORIES , L BAND , PHASE MODULATION , RADAR TRACKING , RANGE FINDING , S BAND , SPACE PROBES , TRANSPONDERS , VENUS PROBES , VERY HIGH FREQUENCY


Subject Categories : Astronautics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE