MAROTS SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS PAYLOAD AND ITS L-BAND, SOLID STATE MULTICARRIER POWER TRANSMITTER

The MAROTS Payload Communications Sub-system provides radio, telephone, teleprinter, telex and high speed data maritime communications network links between a variety of ship and earth terminals. These network links are provided by three redundant communications transponders: the forward link transponder, employed for shore-to-ship communications; the return link transponder, employed for ship-to-shore communications; and the shore-to-shore link transponder, employed for shore-to-shore network coordination. This transponder comprises part forward and part return link transponders. In addition to providing MAROTS network links the communications transponders are also employed for improved maritime safety and distress services and on-station spacecraft TT and C functions.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 115-118

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IEE 160 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM