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Title: Use of the 37-38 GHz and 40-40.5 GHz Ka-bands for Deep Space communications
Authors: Morabito, David
Hastrup, Rolf
Keywords: ka-band
spectrum allocations
hardware
telecommunications
Issue Date: 30-Sep-2004
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004.
Citation: 10th Ka and Broadband Communications Conference, Vicenza, Italy, September 30 - October 2, 2004.
Abstract: This paper covers a wide variety of issues associated with the implementation and use of these frequency bands for deep space communications. Performance issues, such as ground station pointing stability, ground antenna gain, antenna pattern, and propagation effects such as due to atmospheric, charged-particle and space loss at 37 GHz, will be addressed in comparison to the 32 GHz Ka-band deep space allocation. Issues with the use of and competition for this spectrum also will be covered. The state of the hardware developed (or proposed) for operating in this frequency band will be covered from the standpoint of the prospects for achieving higher data rates that could be accommodated in the available bandwidth. Hardware areas to be explored include modulators, digital-to-analog converters, filters, power amplifiers, receivers, and antennas. The potential users of the frequency band will be explored as well as their anticipated methods to achieve the potential high data rates and the implications of the competition for bandwidth.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39999
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