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Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS) multibeam antenna technology verification experimentsThe Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS) is a key to reaching NASA's goal of developing high-risk, advanced communications technology using multiple frequency bands to support the nation's future communication needs. Using the multiple, dynamic hopping spot beams, and advanced on board switching and processing systems, ACTS will open a new era in communications satellite technology. One of the key technologies to be validated as part of the ACTS program is the multibeam antenna with rapidly reconfigurable hopping and fixed spot beam to serve users equipped with small-aperature terminals within the coverage areas. The proposed antenna technology experiments are designed to evaluate in-orbit ACTS multibeam antenna performance (radiation pattern, gain, cross pol levels, etc.).
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Acosta, Roberto J.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Larko, Jeffrey M.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Lagin, Alan R.
(Analex Corp. Brook Park, OH., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Subject Category
Communications And Radar
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:105421
Meeting Information
1992 AP-S International Symposium(Chicago, IL)
Accession Number
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 679-40-00
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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