RECEIVING SYSTEM DESIGN FOR THE ARRAYING OF INDEPENDENTLY STEERABLE ANTENNAS FOR DEEP SPACE COMMUNICATIONS
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC
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The problem of arraying independently steerable antennas for use in deep space communications systems was studied. A basic design is given for a receiving system capable of utilizing all the signal power received on a number of antennas without requiring that the signals be phase coherent. The various considerations involved in the selection and location of antennas for use in such an array are discussed. For very large aperture systems, the array approach appeared to offer both economic and technical advantages over the single-reflector approach.
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