Telecommunications Systems Design

  • Joseph H. Yuen
Part of the Applications of Communications Theory book series (ACTH)


Deep space telecommunications systems are used for the transmission of information between a spacecraft and a ground station. A typical deep space telecommunications system is illustrated in Fig. 1-1. It performs three basic functions: telemetry, command, and tracking.


Deep Space Performance Margin Link Parameter Noise Spectral Density Noise Bandwidth 
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