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Briefs: Communications
Command and Data Handling for the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is the fourth mission of the Solar Terrestrial Probes (STP) program. The MMS mission, consisting of four identically instrumented...

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
Confidence Intervals for the Bit Error Rate of Coded Communications Systems

A new method provides a robust, rigorous confidence interval on which communications performance and system risk may be determined.

NASA’s Jet...

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
Space Telecommunications Radio System Memory Test Application

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

This software provides a portable, flexible memory testing application meeting the NASA Space Telecommunications Radio...

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
Communication System and Method Over High-Latency, Low-Bandwidth Networks

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas

In high-latency, low-bandwidth networks such as those employed when communicating with an extraterrestrial object via...

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...

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