NASA Spinoff Database: Antenna Controller

NASA Center: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Public Release Year: 1994
Reference Number: JPL-SO-149
Category: Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology
Origin: Computer Program Asap

A NASA-developed computer program has effected substantial savings in inclined orbit trackings for Research Concepts, Inc. Artificial Satellite Analysis Program (ASAP) allowed the company to avoid duplicating research and shortened the time needed to develop an R2000B antenna controller. The device controls a dish antenna for tracking a communications satellite and represents a significant advance because it provides an accurate, cost-effective way to track satellites in inclined orbits. These have been difficult and expensive to track.

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Page Number in Published book: 109

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