Accession Number:

AD0603272

Title:

RESEARCH DIRECTED TOWARD DEVELOPMENT OF A PROTOTYPE LUNAR TRANSPONDER (INCLUDING A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON THE CONFIGURATION OF FOUR EARTH-BASED TRACKING STATIONS). VOLUME II.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. vol. 2.

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

266.0

Abstract:

The transponder receives from the Earth-based tracking system see AD-603 271 a nominal 5052.0833 MC carrier, frequency modulated by a range measurement signal, and simultaneously retransmits this signal on the same antenna as frequency modulation on a nominal 5000 MC carrier. The exact frequency is determined by the radial velocity of the transponder. The transponder is essentially a frequency modulated transceiver, which utilizes the transmitted signal as a local oscillator for the receiver. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE