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Space shuttle communications and tracking system

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7 Author(s)
Tu, K. ; Lockheed Engineering and Services Management Company, Houston, TX ; Johnson, J.H. ; Teasdale, W.E. ; Cravey, D.N.
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This paper is intended to provide a comprehensive description of the Space Shuttle communications and tracking system design, development, and system operations. Areas of special innovative communications techniques implemented by the Space Shuttle such as source encoding, channel encoding, spread spectrum, and digital modulation are emphasized. In addition, the role of the Electronics Systems Test Laboratory in the development of the system is discussed.

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:75 ,  Issue: 3 )