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Boeing - L-Band SST Satellite Communications/Surveillance Terminal Study

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A program definition study was carried out for NASA/ERC under contract NAS 12-621 on the design of an experimental L-band SST communications/surveillance terminal. The terminal, in conjunction with a satellite system, would demonstrate the capability of extending air traffic control (ATC) surveillance and communications functions over the North Atlantic area on a full-time basis. The study includes development of the operational requirements imposed on both satellite and aircraft terminals. Aircraft traffic forecasts for 1975 through 1980 are developed and the peak loading estimates are used as a basis for deriving specific surveillance and communications requirements. It is concluded that a system designed to meet the derived requirements (1-n.mi. surveillance accuracy) would allow reduction of the current 120-n.mi. lane-separation standards to a goal of 30 n.mi. for an SST equipped with an inertial navigation system (INS). In addition, six voice channels are shown to be adequate for ATC/aircraft message requirements under such loading conditions.

L-Band SST Satellite Communications/Surveillance Terminal Study, Volume 1: Study Summary

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19690011731_1969011731.pdf


L-Band SST Satellite Communications/Surveillance Terminal Study, Volume 2: Operational Requirements Study

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19690011732_1969011732.pdf


L-Band SST Satellite Communications/Surveillance Terminal Study, Volume 3: Communications/Surveillance Analysis

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19690011733_1969011733.pdf


L-Band SST Satellite Communications/Surveillance Terminal Study, Volume 4: Aircraft Antenna Studies

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19690011734_1969011734.pdf


L-Band SST Satellite Communications/Surveillance Terminal Study, Volume 5: Aircraft Terminal Definition

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19690011735_1969011735.pdf
 

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