National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Campaigns

ACTS
The Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) was a NASA technologies testbed which pioneered advancements in antenna and communication system technology and provided the first successful commercial implementation of the Ka-band spectrum.

Goldstone (DSN)
The GRC Goldstone propagation terminal has been operational since May 1, 2007 and was developed primarily for the determination of the atmospheric phase stability at the Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN) site for systems planning of the development of an array-based architecture for deep space communications.

White Sands (NEN)
The White Sands propagation terminal has been continuously operational since February 1, 2009 and was developed primarily for the determination of the atmospheric phase stability at the White Sands Second TDRSS Ground Terminal (STGT) site.

Guam (NEN)
The Atmospheric Propagation Monitor in Guam was designed primarily to determine the performance of Ka-band at the tropical location, and to determine the effect to which site diversity may play a role in enhancing overall system availability.

Svalbard (NEN)
More information forthcoming.