Accession Number : AD0916263

Title :   Certification of Satellite Communications Set AN/WSC-3 Aboard the USS AINSWORTH (DE 1090).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS TEST AND EVALUATION DETACHMENT PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Wasem, P.

Report Date : 21 JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Satellite Communications Set AN/WSC-3, Antenna Group OE-82A/WSC-1(V), and associated interface equipments installed aboard the USS AINSWORTH (DE 1090) were checked for proper operation for subsequent operational evaluation. Testing included a surface examination and verification of terminal performance, antenna performance, and proper baseband interface. Two AN/WSC-3 module failures and two OE-82A/WSC-1(V) equipment failures occurred during the shipboard validation tests and were satisfactorily resolved. Two required AN/WSC-3 modifications were installed with satisfactory results. The results of the equipment checkout and validation tests were satisfactory, and a certification for operational readiness was issued. It is recommended that Satellite Communications Set AN/WSC-3 be accepted for operational use provided that the discrepancies listed in this report are corrected. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, SHIPBOARD), (*SHIP ANTENNAS, DESTROYER ESCORTS), (*TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, INTERFACES), FREQUENCY SHIFT KEYERS, PHASE SHIFT CIRCUITS, VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, MODIFICATION, COMMUNICATION SATELLITE TERMINALS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, FREQUENCY MODULATION, AMPLITUDE MODULATION.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE