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communication system architectures for missions to mars - a preliminary investigationThis paper presents various communication system architectures for Multiple-Link communications with Single Aperture (MULSA) ground station. The proposed architectures are capable of supporting a multiplicity of spacecraft that are within the beamwidth of a single ground station antenna simultaneously. Both short and long term proposals to address this scenario will be discussed. In addition, the paper also discusses the top-level system designs of the proposed architectures and attempts to identify the associated advantages and disadvantages for each system.
Document ID
20060038097
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Nguyen, T.
Hinedi, S.
Martin, W.
Tsou, H.
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1995
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
antenna
multiple-link communications Deep Space Network single beamwidth ground station