ARIA

Apollo/Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft

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RF
Radio Frequency Console

    The RF Group consists of the receiver required to process the received UHF and VHF spacecraft signals for telemetry and tracking information, the transmitters and receivers needed for spacecraft communications during human-crewed space flight missions, and ancillary equipment used for calibration, group interface, and data transfer operations. Additionally, specialized receivers can be installed on each aircraft to allow reception and processing of Space Ground Link Subsystem (SGLS) signals, a standardized telemetry format used frequently in USAF missile operations.

Source: NASA
Edited by: Randy L. Losey