MARITIME MOBILE SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS TESTS PERFORMED ON S.S. SANTA LUCIA

This report covers the activities for the research and development of communications performed between a ship and NASA ground stations via NASAs ATS-1 and ATS-3 satellites. These communication tests consisting of voice, date, time synchronization, ranging, interference and propagation were conducted between a U.S. Merchant ship, the S.S. Santa Lucia and NASA ground stations at Rosman, North Carolina, Mojave, California, and Cooby Creek, Australia. These tests were conducted in the VHF range during an actual 36 day voyage from Port Newark, New Jersey through the Panama Canal to Valparaiso, Chile and return. ( Author )

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Taken from a project report, "The VHF Satellite Communications Test Pilot".
  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinghouse Defense and Space Center

    Baltimore-Washington International Airport
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21240
  • Publication Date: 1968

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00001579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Interm Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-4329
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1973 12:00AM