Accession Number:

AD0644623

Title:

SATELLITE-TO-SATELLITE EXPERIMENT.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., 1 Jan-31 Dec 65,

Corporate Author:

LOWELL TECHNOLOGICAL INST RESEARCH FOUNDATION MASS

Report Date:

1966-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

A ground station integrated in a satellite-to-satellite radio propagation experiment has been set up in Bedford, Mass. Pulse and CW transmissions from the daughter satellite on 6.8 MHz, 13.6 MHz, and 136 MHz were to be received directly during satellite passes. Stored data of radio propagation between the separating daughter and the relaying mother satellite were to be recorded over two telemetry channels. Equipment for investigation of pulse amplitude and shape as well as dispersive Doppler frequency shift and Faraday rotation was built. New techniques for Doppler and Faraday observations using turnstile antennas, linear phase detectors, and special receiver configurations have been incorporated. The method of recording and processing the high-frequency information and the telemetry data is outlined. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Telemetry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE