Performance Analysis of Noncoherent AGC for Signal Presence Detection and Autotrack Signal Extraction

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/613890
Title:
Performance Analysis of Noncoherent AGC for Signal Presence Detection and Autotrack Signal Extraction
Author:
Carpenter, Daniel D.
Affiliation:
TRW Defense and Space Systems
Issue Date:
1979-11
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 acquisition of a communication satellite data signal starts with a spatial search for the incoming direction of arrival. As the antenna scans the received signal level builds up as this direction is approached. This level builds up according to the antenna gain pattern. Once detected, this level can be used to determine when the pull-in range is reached. This allows the automatic tracking, or the autotrack system to take over and maintain the pointing control. An AGC control voltage can provide an indication of signal level, gain, and thus the pointing error. A non-coherent AGC can be used to provide both a signal presence indication and tracking error signal, if a single channel autotrack signal with AM or AM-PM modulation is used. This includes five horn and dual mode feed systems.
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titlePerformance Analysis of Noncoherent AGC for Signal Presence Detection and Autotrack Signal Extractionen_US
dc.contributor.authorCarpenter, Daniel D.en
dc.contributor.departmentTRW Defense and Space Systemsen
dc.date.issued1979-11-
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 acquisition of a communication satellite data signal starts with a spatial search for the incoming direction of arrival. As the antenna scans the received signal level builds up as this direction is approached. This level builds up according to the antenna gain pattern. Once detected, this level can be used to determine when the pull-in range is reached. This allows the automatic tracking, or the autotrack system to take over and maintain the pointing control. An AGC control voltage can provide an indication of signal level, gain, and thus the pointing error. A non-coherent AGC can be used to provide both a signal presence indication and tracking error signal, if a single channel autotrack signal with AM or AM-PM modulation is used. This includes five horn and dual mode feed systems.en
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123-
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/613890-
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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