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Emergency UHF Radio for Gemini Astronauts

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2 Author(s)
Fred S. Linn ; Aerospace Electronics Department Sperry Phoenix Company Division of Sperry Rand Corporation Phoenix, Arizona ; Stanley H. Black

This paper describes a UHF Beacon/ Transceiver which will be part of the Gemini astronauts' survival kit. The all solid-state transmitter provides a minimum of 2 watts average power for 24 hours in the beacon mode and 1.2 watts of average power in the voice mode. The dynamic range of the double conversion superheterodyne receiver permits the radio to communicate with search aircraft at ranges from 50 feet to 25 miles.

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IEEE Transactions on Aerospace  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 2 )