DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXPERIMENTAL SPREAD SPECTRUM MARITIME COMMUNICATION SYSTEM: PHASE I

This report summarizes the results of the first phase of an investigation of a spread spectrum technique for maritime applications. Potential applications include distress signaling via satellite, remote monitoring of ship performance, and 'orderwire' signaling for future maritime satellite communication systems. The specific approach developed under this contract provides for low power, low data rate transmission through a maritime communications satellite. The receiver designed for this application uses a matched filter based on charge transfer devices. A baseband receiver was demonstrated during the first project phase. The second phase, which is now approaching completion, will encompass extension of the hardware to an intermediate frequency and testing via satellite.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Metrek Division, 1820 Dolley Madison Boulveard
    McLean, VA  USA  22102

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Maritime Technology, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Scales, W C
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318053
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTR-79W00217 Tech Rpt., MA-RD-940-80005
  • Contract Numbers: D0-A01-78-3108
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM