Cover: Transmission and orbital constraints in space-related programs: briefing summary

Transmission and orbital constraints in space-related programs: briefing summary

Published 1981

by Alvin L. Hiebert

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This paper is an addendum to RAND Note N-1536, [Transmission and Orbital Constraints in Space-Related Programs: Project Description]. Essential components of the project include development of a comprehensive space environment database and analysis codes and computer programs. The paper describes how these databases and codes and computer programs will be organized and function. This capability will provide a resource for evaluating engineering and architectural designs, identifying and analyzing the impact of intentional and unintentional electromagnetic interference, and predicting probable saturation conditions in spectrum usage of space and earth segments, and satellite/orbital positions. Assessments of ways of accommodating anticipated growth are included in the program.

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