Accession Number : AD0456159


Title :   NETWORK TIMING FOR COMMUNICATION SATELLITES,


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Schwartz, J W


Report Date : Nov 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : This paper presents a general procedure for timing all signals according to a single schedule in a communication satellite network consisting of several ground stations using a single satellite relay. The procedure gives promise of easy implementation and considerable accuracy. Design problems are indicated, and it is argued that a 'clock' should be put in the satellite and timing information broadcast on a beacon signal. The paper briefly discusses ways in which system performance is enhanced by network timing. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SATELLITE NETWORKS , TIME SIGNALS , TIME SIGNALS , CLOCKS , TIMING DEVICES , SPACE COMMUNICATIONS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE