Accession Number : ADA258015


Title :   Applications of the Petite Amateur Navy Satellite (PANSAT)


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Jul 1990-Sep 1992


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Payne, Robert A , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258015.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 100


Abstract : This thesis provides an analysis of potential Petite Amateur Navy Satellite (PANSAT) system users. At a point in time where large satellite designers are just now beginning to focus their efforts towards capturing a portion of the rapidly expanding light satellite (lightsat) market, the Naval Postgraduate School is designing a lightsat unlike any which has been built before or will be built in the foreseeable future. A single PANSAT (or an entire constellation) can be lofted into orbit at a relatively low cost as a secondary payload on a variety of launch vehicles. Its design makes it an ideal system for providing store and forward communications to a large number of users at a fraction of the cost of most (if not all other) satellite systems. The long-term success of this program relies not only on the technical aspects of design and production but also on the Naval Postgraduate School's ability to create a satellite system that provides maximum utility to potential user communities yet to be explicitly defined. light satellite, lightsat, small satellite, smallsat, communications satellite, low earth orbiting, store and forward, spread spectrum.


Descriptors :   *NAVY , ORBITS , PAYLOAD , PRODUCTION , LIGHT , TIME , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , LAUNCH VEHICLES , CONSTELLATIONS , STORES , SPREAD SPECTRUM , NUMBERS , COSTS , THESES , SECONDARY , COMMUNITIES , LOW COSTS


Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE