National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Sample Analysis

At Goldstone, CA, the statistical characterization of the rms path length (phase) fluctuations is the primary data product of interest in determining the link margin performance of a arrayed communications system. Below is the Cummulative Distribution Function (CDF) of the rms path length, as measured at Goldstone, CA, for the years of 2007 through 2010, indicating the 90% statistically expected value.

From this information, the expected performance of an antenna array at Goldstone, CA, can be derived.

The yearly Cummulative Distribution Function (CDF) of root-mean-square (rms) path length fluctuations from 2007 to 2010 for Goldstone, CA.

The yearly Cummulative Distribution Function (CDF) of root-mean-square (rms) path length fluctuations from 2007 to 2010 for Goldstone, CA.