Accession Number:

ADA037118

Title:

High Altitude Satellite Communications, with Crosslinks.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MASS

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

130.0

Abstract:

Analysis and FORTRAN programs that quantitatively describe the uplink, crosslinks, and downlinks for a 10 satellite, two ground-station satellite communications system are described. The existence of each link accounting for earth obstruction for crosslinks and coverage for updownlinks, angles, ranges, and Dopplers are given as outputs of the programs listed in less than one minute central processing unit CPU time on a 370158 computer. General Keplerian orbits are allowed 0 or eccentricity or 0.99. A new analysis is presented, which results in simple estimates of orbital stability as a function of lunar perturbations. Thus, very general satellite communication orbits altitude range 3000 to 250,000 nautical miles can be analyzed with little additional CPU time. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE