Accession Number:

AD0692437

Title:

A LES-5 BEACON RECEIVER

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

A functional description of a communications satellite beacon receiver is presented. The system, designed primarily for LES-56, is capable of reliable unattended operation, and provides a frequency and time reference for fixed and highly mobile satellite communications terminals. Theoretical and experimental data are given, with particular emphasis on automatic acquisition and tracking of the satellite beacon signal at low signal-to-noise-density ratios under adverse channel conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE