Accession Number:

AD0783433

Title:

A Study of the Measurement of G/T Using Cassiopeia A

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS BOULDER CO ELECTROMAGNETIC TECHNOLOGY DIV

Report Date:

1974-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

202.0

Abstract:

The report describes a study intended to estimate the best possible accuracy of measuring the ratio GT System gain to system noise temperature of a satellite communication ground station using the radio star Cassiopeia A Cas A. The concept of GT and its measurement using a radio star is briefly discussed. Results of an extensive literature search are presented, summarizing the properties of Cas A and its vicinity described by radio astronomers in order to utilize this information to assess the accuracy of a GT measurement.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE