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Record 34 of 2353
Deep space communication - Past, present, and future
External Online Source: doi:10.1109/MCOM.1984.1091955
Author and Affiliation:
Posner, E. C.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Stevens, R.(NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Abstract: This paper reviews the progress made in deep space communication from its beginnings until now, describes the development and applications of NASA's Deep Space Network, and indicates directions for the future. Limiting factors in deep space communication are examined using the upcoming Voyager encounter with Uranus, centered on the downlink telemetry from spacecraft to earth, as an example. A link calculation for Voyager at Uranus over Australia is exhibited. Seven basic deep space communication functions are discussed, and technical aspects of spacecraft communication equipment, ground antennas, and ground electronics and processing are considered.
Publication Date: May 01, 1984
Document ID:
19840050758
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 84A33545
Subject Category: SPACE COMMUNICATIONS, SPACECRAFT COMMUNICATIONS, COMMAND AND TRACKING
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: IEEE Communications Magazine (ISSN 0163-6804); 22; 8-21
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 13p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT; DEEP SPACE NETWORK; INTERPLANETARY COMMUNICATION; SPACE COMMUNICATION; SPACECRAFT COMMUNICATION; ANTENNA DESIGN; GROUND STATIONS; NASA PROGRAMS; RADIO TELEMETRY; SIGNAL PROCESSING; TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; VOYAGER PROJECT
Imprint And Other Notes: IEEE Communications Magazine (ISSN 0163-6804), vol. 22, May 1984, p. 8-21. NASA-supported research.
Miscellaneous Notes: NASA-supported research
Availability Source: Other Sources
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