Re: [OT] 1967 Navy Patent Satellite Signal

From: Rick Gilligan (
Date: Fri Jan 31 2014 - 22:01:57 UTC

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    On Fri, 31 Jan 2014, Brooke Clarke wrote:
    > I've been reading patents and came across this one talking about processing a 33 bit Baker pseudo random word signal
    > from a satellite.
    > US 3529291 Synchronized sequence detector, US Navy, Dec 4, 1967, Sep 15, 1970
    > Any idea which satellite that was?  I'm assuming it was Navy related.
    > A possibility is a satellite that contains an IR color TV camera and is looking at the ocean.
    > Where was the NOSS system developed or if this is some other satellite where was it developed?
    > Is it possible that NOSS has IR sensors?
    I suspect NAVSAT/Transit.
    I no longer can find my ICD for the system, or I would look it up for you 
    to see if there were any references to it.
    My Transit receiver (a Magnavox MX 4102 IIRC) went into the landfill 
    around 2002.
    Try google: "Barker Word Generator"
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