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Service offerings and interfaces for the ACTS network of earth stationsThe NASA Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) will use a network of about 20 earth stations to operate as a Mode 1 network. This network will support two ACTS program objectives: to verify the technical performance of ACTS Mode 1 operation in GEO and to demonstrate the types and quality of services that can be provided by an ACTS Mode 1 communications system. The terrestrial interface design is a critical element in assuring that these network earth stations will meet the objectives. In this paper, the applicable terrestrial interface design requirements, the resulting interface specifications, and the associated terrestrial input/output hardware are discussed. A functional block diagram of a network earth station is shown.
Document ID
19880040324
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Coney, T. A. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Dobyns, T. R. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Chitre, D. M. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Lindstrom, R. (COMSAT Laboratories Clarksburg, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1988
Subject Category
COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 88-0800
Meeting Information
AIAA International Communication Satellite Systems Conference(Arlington, VA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other