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Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) and potential system applicationsA description of the advanced communications technology satellite (ACTS) system is given with special emphasis on the communication characteristics. Potential satellite communications scenarios, including future operational ACTS-like satellite systems, are discussed. The description of the ACTS system updates previously published ACTS system references. Detailed information on items such as experimental ground stations is presented. The potential services can be generically described as voice, video, and data services. The implementation of these services on future operational ACTS-like systems can lead to unique quality, flexibility, and capacity characteristics at lower service costs. The specific service applications that could be supported range from low to high data rates and include both domestic and international applications.
Document ID
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Wright, David L.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Balombin, Joseph R.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Sohn, Philip Y.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: IEEE, Proceedings
Volume: 78
ISSN: 0018-9219
Subject Category
Communications And Radar
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