ATS-5 Multipath/Ranging/Digital Data L-Band Experimental Program. Phase II. Terminal Design and Flight Test Plan for Phase I Program. Volume 1. Terminal Design.
Final rept. 1 Jul 69-1 Jun 70.
BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WASH
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Airborne and ground station terminal designs for implementation of the phase I test plan are defined. Hardware configurations for the KC-135, DC-6B, and the NAFEC and Mojave ground terminals are described. Preliminary subsystem performance specifications, intended to form the basis for either in-house development or outside procurement, are given. Due to failure of the ATS-5 satellite to achieve proper stabilization in orbit, extensive program revisions occurred prior to the phase IV flight test program. Only a few of the hardware items described herein were actually procured or fabricated, and the overall terminals were not implemented. Author
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