Accession Number : ADA124773


Title :   A Determination of the Minimum Frequency Requirements for a PATRIOT Battalion UHF Communication System.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Swanson,Gregory H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a124773.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 79


Abstract : This thesis presents a methodology which simulates the UHF communications network for the Army's PATRIOT battalion. A computer simulation model was developed that reads in coordinates for eleven communicating nodes and their interconnections, and results in the minimum number of frequencies required to support the UHF communications network. Current concepts of PATRIOT battalion employment doctrine determine the frequency requirements obtained. Concepts of antenna rejection at transmitting and receiving nodes, propagation losses, and radio rejection characteristics are incorporated in the model. The model was experimented upon, using deployments currently accepted within the Air Defense Community, and the results of the model are analyzed in this report. (Author)


Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , *FREQUENCY ALLOCATION , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , THESES , SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES , TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS , ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY , GUIDED MISSILE PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE