Accession Number:

AD0669102

Title:

A/RIA SYSTEM. CATEGORY 2 FINAL TEST REPORT. VOLUME 1

Descriptive Note:

Final test rept.

Corporate Author:

DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC TULSA OK AIRCRAFT MODIFICATION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

403.0

Abstract:

The ARIA system is designed to provide voice and telemetry data communication with Apollo and other spacecraft, with a capability to relay all communications to the Manned Spaceflight Network, and record all telemetered data on board. The system includes a basic C-135A aircraft, modified to accept and support the electronics equipment and automatic tracking antenna required to perform the mission. The purpose of the Category II flight test program was to verify that the system could acquire and track an orbiting space vehicle--and trajectory of ballistic missiles--using VHF, UHF, and Unified S-Band frequencies, with simultaneous recording and two-way voice link with ground stations via HF. Quantitative system testing was performed at Douglas Aircraft, Tulsa, Okla. operational evaluations included coverage of Gemini 12, a Polaris ballistic missile, and simulated Apollo coverage through use of a NASA C-121 Apollo Simulator.

Subject Categories:

  • Manned Spacecraft
  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE