National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

System Description

The ACTS Propagation Terminal

The ACTS Propagation Terminal

Each ACTS propagation site utilized an ACTS Propagation Terminal (APT) developed by NASA Glenn Research Center in collaboration with academia and industry.

Each APT unit consists of:

  • A 1.2-m offset fed reflector
  • RF Feed Enclosure (monitoring 20.2 and 27.5 GHz frequencies)
  • IF Enclosure (IF Frequency: 70 MHz)
  • Data Acquisition and Control System (DACS)