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DSN antenna array architectures based on future NASA mission needs

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dc.contributor.author MacNeal, Bruce E.
dc.contributor.author Abraham, Douglas S.
dc.contributor.author Cesarone, Robert J.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-23T16:09:51Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-23T16:09:51Z
dc.date.issued 2007-03-03
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 3-10, 2007. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-3639
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40339
dc.description.abstract A flexible method of parametric, full life-cycle cost analysis has been combined with data on NASA’s future communication needs to estimate the required number and operational dates of new antennas for the Deep Space Network (DSN). The requirements were derived from a subset of missions in the Integrated Mission Set database of NASA’s Space Communications Architecture Working Group. Assuming that no new antennas are “constructed”, the simulation shows that the DSN is unlikely to meet more than 20% of mission requirements by 2030. Minimum full life-cycle costs result when antennas in the diameter range, 18m-34m, are constructed. Architectures using a mixture of antenna diameters produce a slightly lower full life-cycle cost. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 315676 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2007. en
dc.subject Deep Space Network (DSN) en
dc.subject array en
dc.subject antennas en
dc.subject microwaves en
dc.subject communications en
dc.subject requirements en
dc.title DSN antenna array architectures based on future NASA mission needs en
dc.type Preprint en


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