publication . Article . 2018

Time Discriminator for Satellite Radar Altimeter Tracker System

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  • Published: 01 Apr 2018 Journal: Journal of the Russian Universities. Radioelectronics (issn: 1993-8985, eissn: 2658-4794, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University LETI
<jats:p><jats:underline>The article deals with the study of quasi-optimal TOA discriminator of an onboard echo-signal tracker of the altimeter carried by a space vehicle. In modern space-based altimeters, final data processing is imposed on the ground-based center receiving information from the spacecraft through a telemetry line, while the main task of an onboard delaylocked loop is to reliably retain the received echo-signal within the tracking window. The optimum discriminator of an onboard loop providing the potential accuracy of time measurement can appear difficult to implement. In the discriminator considered an error signal is proportional to the time mi...
free text keywords: space-based altimeter, time discriminator, echo-signal, equivalent time fluctuation variance, delay-lock loop, discriminator curve, Radar altimeter, law.invention, law, Delay-locked loop, Satellite altimeter, Control theory, Discriminator, Echo signal, Computer science, lcsh:Electronics, lcsh:TK7800-8360
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