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Re: commutating antennas (was Re: Canted S-band antennas on satellite)



>Of course, no one should build digital communications today without
>good application of coding/interleaving.  No one should ignore a 40
>year old technology that produces such great benefits.  To do so
>would be a stupid as designing without transistors.

Actually, the scheme I've proposed for AO-40 (concatenated
Reed-Solomon and Viterbi-decoded convolutional) is only about 25 years
old, having first been used on Voyagers 1&2, launched in 1977.

--Phil
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