Volume III provides a description of the experimental results achieved during testing of the experimental Maritime Satellite Communication and Navigation' (MARSCAN) system. The experiment period extended from March 1973 to August 1973, during which both engineering and users oriented tests were performed. 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 transporders for relaying Rf signal; (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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, COM-74-10689.
  • Corporate Authors:

    AII Systems

    Moorestown, NJ  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1973-11-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 194 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170053
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AII Mar 594-R-023-3 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM