|Posted: 2011-December-03 at 5:08pm | IP Logged
Greetings fellow nerds: I am trying to find out what the final drive TX of the Voyager spacecraft is. I wondered if it was a Traveling Wave Tube or some other device for the transmitter output..
Also, what is the makeup of the RX (receiver side). Did they use Gallium Arsenide Field effect transistors or similar in chip form? As we all know these devices were state of the art in 1977 or before this when the final receiver design was conceived. They are very noisy compared with modern devices.
Has anyone here any details on the TX and RX. If so, drop me an email to email@example.com.