The RF telecommunications system for the New Horizons mission to Pluto

@article{DeBoy2004TheRT,
  title={The RF telecommunications system for the New Horizons mission to Pluto},
  author={C. C. DeBoy and C. B. Haskins and T. Brown and R. C. Schulze and M. A. Bernacik and J. Robert Jensen and W. P. Millard and D. J. Duven and Stacy D. Hill},
  journal={2004 IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings (IEEE Cat. No.04TH8720)},
  year={2004},
  volume={3},
  pages={-1478 Vol.3}
}
This work describes the design and development of the RF telecommunications system for the New Horizons mission, NASA's planned mission to Pluto. The system includes an advanced, low-power digital receiver, and a card-based transceiver implemented within an integrated electronics module. An ultrastable oscillator (USO) provides the precision frequency reference necessary for the uplink radio science experiment. The 2.1 meter high gain antenna is the primary communications antenna, with medium… CONTINUE READING