MARITIME SATELLITE NAVIGATION/COMMUNICATION PROGRAM. VOLUME I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Volume I provides in summary form, a description of the design and operational features of the experimental Maritime Satellite Communication and Navigation (MARSCAN) System. The MARSCAN system consists of (1) a Maritime Coordination Center (MCC) located at the National Maritime Research Center (NMRC), Kings Point, New York, (2) Earth stations for communicating with the two satellites used in the system, (3) the NASA ATS-5 and ATS-3 synchronous equatorial satellites providing C-band transponders for relaying RF signals, (4) the ship terminals located on U.S. merchant ships plying the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and (5) user terminals linked with the MCC through data phone land lines. This system provided the means for conducting communication and navigation experiments in an operational environment. This volume also summarizes the results of engineering and user-oriented experiments performed during the program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Final Report on Phase 2. See also Volume II: Experimental System Description, COM-74-10690, Repr. PC, $15.50 Microfiche $1.45; Volume III: Experimental Results, COM-74-10691, Repr. PC, $12.75, Microfiche, $1.45.
  • Corporate Authors:

    AII Systems

    Moorestown, NJ  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1973-11-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057219
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AII-MAR594-R-023-1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1-35594
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM