Briefcase Communicator

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Briefcase Communicator

A battery-powered communication system is demonstrated, sufficiently compact to be packed in a briefcase-size container which can send and receive signals over great distances by means of satellite relay. Key to system's efficiency is the high-powered transmitting and receiving equipment aboard such NASA satellites as the Applications Technology Satellite-6 (ATS-6) and the joint U.S.-Canadian Communications Technology Satellite Communicator. Intended for use in emergency situations such as floods and hurricanes, where power failure disrupts conventional communications, and for the spot transmission from major accident sites or remote areas where no other means of communication exists.
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
GSFC-SO-41
Patent Status: 
Agency
NASA
State: 
Maryland
Lab Representatives
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