The Deep Space Network Progress Report 42-27

March and April 1975

June 15, 1975

National Aeronautics and
Space Administration

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California





DSN Functions and Facilities
N. A. Renzetti


Ongoing Planetary/Interplanetary Flight Projects

Mariner 10 Mission Support
E. K. Davis
NASA Code 311-03-21-60

Viking Mission Support
D. J. Mudgway, A. I. Bryan, H. C. Thorman, and D. W. Johnston
NASA Code 311-03-21-70

Pioneer Venus 1978 Mission Support
R. B. Miller
NASA Code 311-03-21-90

Helios Mission Support
P.S. Goodwin, W. G. Meeks, and S. E. Reed
NASA Code 311-03-21-50


A Dynamic Model for Analysis of Solar Energy Systems
C. L. Hamilton
NASA Code 311-03-31-30


Tracking and Ground-Based Navigation

The QVLBI Doppler Demonstration Conducted With Mariner 10
C. C. Chao and V. J. Ondrasik
NASA Code 310-10-60-50

Distribution Amplifiers for Hydrogen Maser Frequency Standard
G. Lutes
NASA Code 310-10-61-07

Communications - Spacecraft/Ground

Galois Switching Functions and Their Applications
B. Benjauthrit and I. S. Reed
NASA Code 310-20-67-08

The Superior Conjunction of Mariner 10
R. M. Goldstein and C. T. Stelzried
NASA Code 310-20-66-07

S/X Band Experiment: Effect of Discontinuities on the Group Delay of a Microwave Transmission Line
R. W. Beatty and T. Y. Otoshi
NASA Code 310-20-66-06

Graphs With Multiple Nodes for Printed Circuitry
H. Taylor
NASA Code 310-20-67-08

Station Control and Operations Technology

DSN Research and Technology Support
E. B. Jackson and A. I. Price
NASA Code 310-30-69-02

Instrumental Polarization of the Goldstone 64-m Antenna System at 2388 MHz
G. S. Downs and P. E. Reichley
NASA Code 310-30-69-08

Network Control and Data Processing

An NCS Standard Interface for the XDS 900 Series Computers
W. Lushbaugh
NASA Code 310-40-72-02


Deep Space Stations

High-Reliability Microcircuit Procurement Program in the DSN
E. F. Zundel
NASA Code 311-03-42-94

Simulation Time Switch Assembly: A New Conjoint Station Time Switching Capability
M. J. Galitzen
NASA Code 311-03-42-48

Automatic Space Noise Recorder
R. W. Livermore
NASA Code 311-03-114

An Evaluation of the Use of a Cathode Ray Tube Light Pen Option Within the Deep Space Station Monitor and Control Subsystem
J. Thomson
NASA Code 311-03-42-53

Computation of Gravity RMS for HA-DEC Antennas
M. S. Katow and R. Levy
NASA Code 311-03-14-31

Structural Data Checks With Computer Graphics
M. S. Katow and R. H. Patton
NASA Code 311-03-14-31

Magnetic-Tape Module Copy and Verification System
R. Billings and M. Martin
NASA Code 311-03-14-42

Deep Space Network Sequence of Events
M. Puchalski
NASA Code 311-03-13-11


Network Operations

X-Band Tracking Operations During the Viking Orbital Phase
A. L. Berman
NASA Code 311-03-13-20

Tracking Operations During the Pioneer 11 Jupiter Encounter
A. L. Berman and R. S. Schlaifer
NASA Code 311-03-13-20


TDA Planning

TDA Data Management Planning: Construction of Maximal Daily Tracking Schedules
C. A. Greenhall
NASA Code 311-03-31-30

Quality Assurance Training and Certification Program
R. L. Sirpilla and L. H. Fisler
NASA Code 311-03-32-20

Quality Assurance

Hydrogen Gas-Fueled Diesel Engine Feasibility Demonstration
R. Reynolds
NASA Code 311-03-41-08

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.