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Application of Kaband MMIC technology for an Orbiter/ACTS communications experiment
Author(s): George Dickey Arndt; Patrick W. Fink; Louis Leopold; Probir Bondyopadhyay; Roland Shaw
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Paper Abstract

A proposed Ka-band communications experiment between the Shuttle Orbiter and the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) is described. Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) technology is used in both the Orbiter and on the ground. A 25 dB gain circularly polarized phased array transmits low-bit-rate television to ground stations at the Johnson Space Center and the Lewis Research Center.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1475, Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits for Sensors, Radar, and Communications Systems, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44500
Show Author Affiliations
George Dickey Arndt, NASA/Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
Patrick W. Fink, NASA/Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
Louis Leopold, NASA/Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
Probir Bondyopadhyay, NASA/Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
Roland Shaw, Shason Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1475:
Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits for Sensors, Radar, and Communications Systems
Regis F. Leonard; Kul B. Bhasin, Editor(s)

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