Earth Terminal Subsystem Study. Volume 1 - Small Terminal Cost Analysis.
Final technical rept.,
COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP FALLS CHURCH VA
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This report addresses the cost sensitivities of the major components of a small economical earth terminal. A baseline X-band terminal is proposed which has a GT of 20 dB AND AN EIRP of 72 dBW. Parametric curves are developed which show the changes in hardware cost corresponding to moderate changes in component characteristics around the baseline values. Parametric cost curves are developed for changes in the antenna diameter, RMS surface accuracy, antenna efficiency, antenna wind performance, transmitter power, type of low-noise amplifier, oscillator stability, and phase noise performance. Cost data is then developed and presented for changes in the terminal GT, EIRP, and availability around the baseline terminal performance. Author
- Economics and Cost Analysis
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