Communications

Briefs: Communications
Mini-Stamp as a Micro-Display for At-a-Glance Subsystem Information for DSN Links

Operators of the Deep Space Network (DSN) attend to numerous tasks with the overall goal of providing continuous support for the world’s deep space missions. This...

Briefs: Communications
Ka-Band Parabolic Deployable Antenna (KaPDA)

CubeSats provide the ability to conduct relatively inexpensive space missions. Over the past several years, technology and launch opportunities for CubeSats have exploded, enabling a wide variety of...

Briefs: Communications
Final High-Fidelity Down-Conversion Source for Secure Communications Using On-Demand Single Photons

The basic idea is to array, cascade, or time multiplex the output from several parametric down-conversion sources.

John H....

Briefs: Communications
Functional Enhancements to the FPGA Implementation of the Advanced Orbiting System Data Link Protocol

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

Dynamic frame sizing was added to the existing AOS Packet Service FPGA...

Briefs: Communications
CASH: Framework for Streamlined, Daily Updates

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

Secure, efficient, and effective communication is critical for the multinational Cassini mission to Saturn. Cassini teams share...

Briefs: Communications
SCaN Optical Link Budget Tool

John H. Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio

In response to the requirements of the Space-Based Relay Study (SBRS) undertaken by NASA in 2013, as well as the Integrated Radio and Optical Communications...

Briefs: Communications
Mars Relay CubeSat

Small relay stations can take the place of a small number of large ones.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

When NASA and other agencies send landers to Mars and other...

Briefs: Communications
Pass Plan Formatter (PPF) for Earth Sciences Ground Support System

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

The TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) and Terra ESMO (Earth Science Mission Operations) Ground Systems needed a...

Briefs: Communications
Integrated Tool Archives, Extracts, and Analyzes Spacecraft Housekeeping Telemetry Data (GMSEC R3.0)

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

The Integrated Trending and Plotting System (ITPS) is a comprehensive tool for storage,...

Briefs: Communications
Low-Noise Analog APDs with Impact Ionization Engineering and Negative Feedback

The technology can be used in active remote sensing optical instruments.

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

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