Synchronous Meteorological Satellite Direct Readout Ground System Digital Video Electronics
Research and development technical rept.
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ
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The material presented in this report is a brief introduction to the Synchronous Meteorological Satellite SMS stretched Visual and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer VISSR data down link. A brief description of the Direct Readout Ground Station DRGS follows. This is intended to give the reader a very general concept of the VISSR signal origin and user termination. Problem areas in the White Sands Missile Range DRGS are pointed out, and steps taken to correct the problems are briefly explained. The White Sands Digital Video Drawer is explained in great detail. Schematics are provided to help the reader through the explanation. The digital video drawer is the heart of the analog processing system and has presented the most problems. This report will be followed by additional reports and future updates and subsystem components.
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