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System 621B/ATS-5 Signal Demonstration Test.
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APPLIED INFORMATION INDUSTRIES MOORESTOWN NJ
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A test experiment has been accomplished in which L- and C-band range measurements have been made between a fixed ground station at Mojave, California, and the ATS-5 satellite on-orbit. These tests covered a three-month period from October 1970 to January 1971 and produced comparative data for use in evaluating the ionospheric propagation effects at L-band frequencies. The ATS-5 satellite is spinning and has a reception window of approximately 50 milliseconds with each rotation. The test instrumentation reacquired the satellite signal within a few milliseconds at the beginning of each reception and performed both an L-band and a C-band measurement during the burst. Author
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