A SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM FOR AN OIL-DRILLING PLATFORM

Addresses the various earth station configurations that are applicable to offshore drilling sites. Background information on how these configurations were developed is discussed. Information includes the impact of the satellite parameters and the motion characteristics of the drilling platform, as well as, the packaging constraints that are imposed dur to the offshore restrictions on weight and space. Equipment alternatives relating to the offshore traffic and transmission requirements are defined. Cost and technical tradeoffs that were used to derive the earth station configurations are also be discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium Papers, RTCM St. Louis Assembly Meeting, April 28-30, 1975, with the participation of Water Resources Congress, Volume 3, Ship Collision Avoidance Techniques and Maritime Satellite Communication Systems.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    P.O. Box 19087
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, R L
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127040
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM