1 July 1991 Application of Kaband MMIC technology for an Orbiter/ACTS communications experiment
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Abstract
A proposed Ka-band communications experiment between the Shuttle Orbiter and the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) is described. Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) technology is used in both the Orbiter and on the ground. A 25 dB gain circularly polarized phased array transmits low-bit-rate television to ground stations at the Johnson Space Center and the Lewis Research Center.
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George Dickey Arndt, Patrick W. Fink, Louis Leopold, Probir Bondyopadhyay, Roland Shaw, "Application of Kaband MMIC technology for an Orbiter/ACTS communications experiment", Proc. SPIE 1475, Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits for Sensors, Radar, and Communications Systems, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44500; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.44500
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