Shipboard Satcom Technology Investigation.
Final rept. 1 Sep 97-31 Mar 98,
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE OTTAWA (ONTARIO)
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Satellite communications satcom is becoming the essential Navy link. There are many topside satcom problems including physical size, weight, blockage, cost, and electromagnetic interference EMI between the many shipboard electronic systems. There is a need for innovative antenna technology to reduce these problems. A previous study provided a brief overview of Allied use of milsatcom and trends in shipboard terminals. In the present study, the work is carried further. First, parameters and features needed by the Navy are outlined. Then, the features of a variety of military and commercial satcom systems that could satisfy these needs are provided. A brief overview of shipboard terminals is provided. Finally, a road map for future research and development for shipboard antennas is given, and consisted of two directions.
- Marine Engineering