March 1967 | NTIA Technical Memo IER TM ITSA 32

Minuteman Radio Launch Control System Studies and Site Survey

Robert T. Disney; Arthur D. Spaulding; William Q. Crichlow; R. C. Davis

Abstract: To evaluate the performance of the Minuteman Radio Launch Control System, a number of factors were investigated. This report gives the results of the field measurement programs conducted by ITSA. In addition to the radio noise evaluation, measurements were made to determine transmission loss between various locations within the site s and the effects of skywave interference. The programs at one site were concerned with the underground antenna radiation pattern and efficiency, error rates, and system reliability when operating in the noise environ­ment, and a study of limiting action in the RLCS receiver.

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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