November 1990 | NTIA Technical Report TR-90-269
Robert D. Cass; Martin J. Miles
Abstract: This report describes the steps for designing experiments to quantify the performance of a communication satellite system according to the methods specified by ANS X3.l4l. Performance is described in terms of performance parameters that are user–oriented and system– independent. The design is intended to efficiently obtain estimates of performance parameters that are relatively free of bias and can be stated with known precision. Service, traffic, propagation path, and propagation impairment are the primary factors. Factorial designs are recommended for the experiment.
Keywords: performance parameters; American National Standards; advanced communications technology satellites (ACTS); dependence; experiment design; factorial factors; precision; sample size
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