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DESCANSO Telecommunications Design Policy

JPL deep space telecommunication systems design approach is based on statistical method, and has been in practice since 1975, superseding the deterministic approach used prior to that time. Document 1 is the official policy, approved by the appropriate JPL officials. Document 2 is the basic work on which the official policy is based.

Document 1. Policy for the Design of Deep Space Telecommunication Systems, by R. P. Mathison, Interoffice Memo 3390-75-47, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, November 4, 1975.

Document 2. A Practical Statistical Model for Telecommunications Performance Uncertainty, by Joseph H. Yuen, Technical Memorandom 33-732, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, June 15, 1975.