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Apollo experience report: S-band system signal design and analysisA description is given of the Apollo communications-system engineering-analysis effort that ensured the adequacy, performance, and interface compatibility of the unified S-band system elements for a successful lunar-landing mission. The evolution and conceptual design of the unified S-band system are briefly reviewed from a historical viewpoint. A comprehensive discussion of the unified S-band elements includes the salient design features of the system and serves as a basis for a better understanding of the design decisions and analyses. The significant design decisions concerning the Apollo communications-system signal design are discussed providing an insight into the role of systems analysis in arriving at the current configuration of the Apollo communications system. Analyses are presented concerning performance estimation (mathematical-model development through real-time mission support) and system deficiencies, modifications, and improvements.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Other - NASA Technical Note (TN)
Rosenberg, H. R.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 2, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1972
Subject Category
Space Vehicles
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Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 914-50-50-17-72
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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