Accession Number : AD0445943
Title : TACTICAL JUNGLE COMMUNICATIONS STUDY
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.
Corporate Author : RADIO CORP OF AMERICA NEW YORK DEFENSE ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS
Personal Author(s) : Artuso, N ; Mason, H ; Thowless, R ; Wezner, F ; Krevsky, S
Report Date : 21 Mar 1963
Pagination or Media Count : 143
Abstract : Present HF and VHF inter-troop communications equipment are unsatisfactory for operation in tropical rain forests. This is a direct result of excessive path losses for ground-wave and line-of-sight propagation, caused by dense jungle growth and tall trees. Purpose of the study was to devise antenna equipment that would improve the operational range of reliable communications, between/to man-pack equipment in dense jungle areas. Emphasis was also given to techniques, such as balloon-borne dipoles, for obtaining useful line-of-sight VHF transmissions.
Descriptors : *ANTENNAS , *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , HIGH FREQUENCY , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , TREES , GAIN , CATAPULTS , ATTENUATION , JUNGLES , RANGE(DISTANCE) , RADIO TRANSMISSION , ROCKETS , VERY HIGH FREQUENCY , GROUND VEHICLE ANTENNAS , DIPOLE ANTENNAS , BALLOONS , ANTENNA MASTS , RADIO RELAY SYSTEMS , LINE THROWING EQUIPMENT , EXTENDABLE STRUCTURES , PORTABLE EQUIPMENT , PROPAGATION
Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE