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Spaceborne receivers: Basic principlesThe underlying principles of operation of microwave receivers for space observations of planetary surfaces were examined. The design philosophy of the receiver as it is applied to operate functionally as an efficient receiving system, the principle of operation of the key components of the receiver, and the important differences among receiver types are explained. The operating performance and the sensitivity expectations for both the modulated and total power receiver configurations are outlined. The expressions are derived from first principles and are developed through the important intermediate stages to form practicle and easily applied equations. The transfer of thermodynamic energy from point to point within the receiver is illustrated. The language of microwave receivers is applied statistics.
Document ID
19850007681
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Stacey, J. M.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1984
Subject Category
Electronics And Electrical Engineering
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:174269
NASA-CR-174269
JPL-PUBL-84-49
Accession Number
85N15990
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-918
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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