Accession Number:

ADA522402

Title:

Software Development for a Satellite Signal Analyzer

Descriptive Note:

Project rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

200.0

Abstract:

A Satellite Signal Analyzer is being constructed by the Satellite Communications Laboratory of the Naval Postgraduate School. The purpose of this system is to provide highspeed spectrum analysis and characterization of the outputs of UHF communication satellite transponders while in orbit and operating. It is constructed around an INTERDATA 732 minicomputer which provides all the necessary control for most of the equipment in the system. Fast Fourier Transforms FFTs are provided by the AP-120B Array Processor manufactured by FLOATING POINT SYSTEMS. Extremely accurate frequency measurement is provided by phase-locked loop receivers. A HEWLETT-PACKARD 5061A Cesium Beam Frequency Standard provides reference frequencies for all measurement and synthesized equipment. This thesis documents a portion of the software development specifically presented are documentation for a the NPS SATCOM Analyzer System b the Spectrum Analyzer Control software and c diagnostic procedures.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE