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dc.contributor.authorHellman, C.
dc.contributor.authorAronson, M.
dc.contributor.authorTom, N.
dc.contributor.authorQuan, W.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T20:37:08Z
dc.date.available2016-06-21T20:37:08Z
dc.date.issued1981-10
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/613974
dc.descriptionInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedings / October 13-15, 1981 / Bahia Hotel, San Diego, Californiaen_US
dc.description.abstractThe capability of modern satellite earth terminals has increased, expanded, and benefited from the development and application of both microprocessor and minicomputer components. Microprocessors with intrinsic low cost and capability limited only by the imagination of engineers are now key components in the fundamental communications performance of earth stations. These components are now an integral part of antenna, modem, multiplexers, status and control, and communications control hardware. The concepts of unattended earth stations, remote controlled earth stations, and smart earth stations would not be practical without the availability of microprocessor and minicomputer components. Earth station network control concepts have been developing over the last five years to solve the issue of increasing the utilization of large capital investment in Satellite Communication(SATCOM) systems. The ability to double the communications capacity of a SATCOM system without adding new satellites or earth stations has been proven. Small minicomputers integrated into earth station configurations have made this possible. Microprocessor and minicomputer technology will continue to play an increasingly important and key role in future earth station hardware design and capability. This paper describes some of these applications and speculates on the future role of those components in earth station hardware.
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.titleTHE MICROPROCESSOR AND THE MINICOMPUTER FOR EARTH TERMINAL AND NETWORK CONTROLen_US
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dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentFord Aerospace & Communications Corporationen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-19T18:34:27Z
html.description.abstractThe capability of modern satellite earth terminals has increased, expanded, and benefited from the development and application of both microprocessor and minicomputer components. Microprocessors with intrinsic low cost and capability limited only by the imagination of engineers are now key components in the fundamental communications performance of earth stations. These components are now an integral part of antenna, modem, multiplexers, status and control, and communications control hardware. The concepts of unattended earth stations, remote controlled earth stations, and smart earth stations would not be practical without the availability of microprocessor and minicomputer components. Earth station network control concepts have been developing over the last five years to solve the issue of increasing the utilization of large capital investment in Satellite Communication(SATCOM) systems. The ability to double the communications capacity of a SATCOM system without adding new satellites or earth stations has been proven. Small minicomputers integrated into earth station configurations have made this possible. Microprocessor and minicomputer technology will continue to play an increasingly important and key role in future earth station hardware design and capability. This paper describes some of these applications and speculates on the future role of those components in earth station hardware.


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