EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS OF THE MARITIME SATELLITE NAVIGATION/ COMMUNICATION (MARSCAN) SYSTEM

AII systems under contract to the Maritime Administration has recently completed the development, installation and evaluation of an experimental Maritime Satellite Navigation/Communication (MARSCAN) System to obtain technical and general maritime user information involving the utilization of synchronous satellites to improve maritime operations. This paper presents a brief technical description of the experimental system configuration encompassing the MCC, Earth station, and ship terminal hardware and software. The balance of the paper summarizes the comprehensive test results obtained during the six-month experimental phase.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the RTCM Assembly Meeting, St. Petersburg, Fla., April 1-3, 1974, with the Propeller Club of the United States. Vol. 1, Papers A-F, Maritime Electronics. Vol. 2, Papers G-N, Maritime Satellite Systems and Maritime Navigation. Vol. 3, Papers O-T, Maritime Telecommunication Trends. Vol. 4, Papers 0A-0I, Maritime Transponders and Collision Avoidance Systems. Sold as a complete 4 volume set for $15.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  USA  20554
  • Authors:
    • Walker, R B
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Accession Number: 00057079
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Symposium Papers I
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM