A Data Formatter and Control Unit for the SEASAT-A Synthetic Aperture Radar Ground Support Network

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/609911
Title:
A Data Formatter and Control Unit for the SEASAT-A Synthetic Aperture Radar Ground Support Network
Author:
Elder, B. M.; Oden, S. F.; Buchholz, D. E.
Affiliation:
John Hopkins University
Issue Date:
1978-11
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
The Applied Physics Laboratory has developed special ground station equipment for NASA that recovers the video radar returns and timing reference signals from the SEASAT-A spacecraft synthetic aperture radar (SAR), digitizes the video data, and combines video and engineering data into a format compatible with a high-speed digital tape recorder. This paper describes the design and implementation of the SAR data formatter, which performs the video digitizing and data formatting functions for tape recording, and the formatter control unit, which uses stored commands from the station control center to direct operation of a special downlink demodulator during satellite passes.
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleA Data Formatter and Control Unit for the SEASAT-A Synthetic Aperture Radar Ground Support Networken_US
dc.contributor.authorElder, B. M.en
dc.contributor.authorOden, S. F.en
dc.contributor.authorBuchholz, D. E.en
dc.contributor.departmentJohn Hopkins Universityen
dc.date.issued1978-11-
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractThe Applied Physics Laboratory has developed special ground station equipment for NASA that recovers the video radar returns and timing reference signals from the SEASAT-A spacecraft synthetic aperture radar (SAR), digitizes the video data, and combines video and engineering data into a format compatible with a high-speed digital tape recorder. This paper describes the design and implementation of the SAR data formatter, which performs the video digitizing and data formatting functions for tape recording, and the formatter control unit, which uses stored commands from the station control center to direct operation of a special downlink demodulator during satellite passes.en
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123-
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/609911-
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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