Previous papers by the author given at RTCM Assemblies have dealt with design problems and solutions related to a ship terminal for use in the Marisat System. This paper describes the final product which has been in production for one year and is currently installed on a number of merchant ships. Installation problems are discussed. The Atlantic Marisat Satellite was launched on 19 February 1976 and scheduled for commercial operation only a few weeks prior to the 1976 RTCM Assembly. The experience gained during the test phase and the few weeks of commercial operation using the Atlanta based ship terminal are described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium on Maritime Telecommunication Electronics held April 26-28, 1976 in San Diego, California.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  United States  20554
  • Authors:
    • Kelly, T J
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159505
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM