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Communicating with microwave-propelled sails

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dc.contributor.author Abdallah, Chaouki T.
dc.contributor.author Bakim, i. Sezi
dc.contributor.author Schamiloglu, Edl
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-29T22:12:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-29T22:12:02Z
dc.date.issued 2003-08
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 45(4): 111-122 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1045-9243
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20288
dc.description Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/MAP.2003.1241321 en_US
dc.description.abstract We describe a communication channel for a microwave-propelled sail, a novel concept for a deep-space scientific probe. We suggest techniques to recover the great loss introduced by the large distances, and we have conducted various simulations to understand the effects on the performance of the system. Possible disruption in the channel by high-energy solar flares, which increase the error in the estimation of the received signal, is accounted for. We developed the simulation for a full communication system on an additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel, including the random-time solar-flare disturbance. We show that turbo codes can be exploited that perform very well at low SNRs and have high coding gain. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship IEEE en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher IEEE en_US
dc.subject Space vehicle communication en_US
dc.subject space vehicle antennas en_US
dc.subject space vehicle telemetry en_US
dc.subject Gaussian channels en_US
dc.subject Gaussian noise en_US
dc.subject space vehicle propulsion en_US
dc.title Communicating with microwave-propelled sails en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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