The Interplanetary Network Progress Report

Volume 42-159

Joseph H. Yuen
Editor in Chief

November 15, 2004

National Aeronautics and
Space Administration

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California



List of Changes

Optimizing the Antenna Size for the Deep Space Network Array
J. I. Statman, D. S. Bagri, C. S. Yung, S. Weinreb, and B. E. MacNeal

An Overview of the Architecture of an Autonomous Radio
J. Hamkins, M. Simon, S. Dolinar, D. Divsalar, and H. Shirani-Mehr

Data Format Classification for Autonomous Radio Receivers
M. Simon and D. Divsalar

Improving Signal-to-Noise Ratio Estimation for Autonomous Receivers
M. Simon and S. Dolinar

Design of Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) Codes for Deep Space Applications
K. Andrews, S. Dolinar, D. Divsalar, and J. Thorpe

Selecting the Golomb Parameter in Rice Coding
A. Kiely

New Empirically Derived Solar Radiation Pressure Model for Global Positioning System Satellites
Y. Bar-Sever and D. Kuang

Gas Frequency Shifts in Microwave Mercury Ion Clocks
S. K. Chung, J. D. Prestage, R. L. Tjoelker, and L. Maleki

A 32-Gigahertz Traveling-Wave Maser Design
J. Shell and R. Clauss

Control and Pointing Challenges of Antennas and (Radio) Telescopes
W. Gawronski

Updating Navigation Software for Ka-Band Observables -- A Progress Report
N. A. Mottinger


The research described in this publication was carried out by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, service, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement by the United States Government or the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.