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Performance analysis of operational Ka-band link with Kepler

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dc.contributor.author Pham, Timothy
dc.contributor.author Liao, Jason
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-01T17:27:46Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-01T17:27:46Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02-21
dc.identifier.citation Eighth International Conference on Advances in Satellite and Space Communications, Lisbon, Portugal, February 21 - 25, 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 16-0259
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/46030
dc.description.abstract This paper presents some observations on the signal behavior from an analysis of Kepler Ka-band link. The goal is to characterize the link performance with operational data obtained from the Deep Space Network (DSN) tracking of Kepler spacecraft. Kepler is the first mission supported by the DSN that uses Ka-band as a primary means to return science data. We examine how operational data may differ from the expectation. Operational data often show many surprises where data variations occur without an apparent cause. We try to quantify the signal power fluctuation so that future missions can adequately plan for the link design, especially for missions that operate with lower margin. We also attempt to quantify the effect of rains/heavy clouds and high winds. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2016 en_US
dc.subject DSN en_US
dc.subject performance analysis en_US
dc.subject weather statistics en_US
dc.subject Kepler en_US
dc.subject Ka-band operations en_US
dc.title Performance analysis of operational Ka-band link with Kepler en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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