AIRBORNE SATCOM SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND REQUIREMENTS

Authors
  1. Ng, P.Y.
  2. Spolsky, A.I.
Corporate Authors
CAL Corp, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The purpose of the report is to summarize the results of a systems analysis to identify the requirements for a satellite-to-aircraft communications link. The reference configuration to determine the design approach and implementation will consist of an appropriate ground terminal backed up by an operations centre, the Fleetsat spacecraft and the airborne terminal. Transmissions to the aircraft will be uplinked and then repeated to the aircraft via one of the nine USN fleet relay channels in the 243 to 270 MHz band. The aircraft will communicate with either the spacecraft or LOS (line-of-sight) directly to the ground. Separate antennas will be provided for satcom and LOS modes and the satcom receive leg will have a 4.4 dB noise figure amplifier to provide additional noise margin over the regular receiver 10 dB noise figure.
Report Number
CAL-SAC-210-3 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
15 Apr 1982
Number of Pages
179
DSTKIM No
89-02118
CANDIS No
60026
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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