Accession Number : ADA264003


Title :   Performance Statistics Bulletin. High Latitude Meteor Scatter Propagation, May, June, July 1989


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Corporate Author : PHILLIPS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA


Personal Author(s) : Bailey, Alan D ; Ostergaard, Jens C ; Burton, Regina M ; Curtis, Carlton H ; Klemetti, Wayne I


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264003.pdf


Report Date : 25 Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 208


Abstract : A representative sampling of meteor scatter propagation performance statistics is presented from the PL/GP High Latitude Meteor Scatter Test Bed (HLMSTB). The data address questions of meteor scatter propagation under disturbed ionospheric conditions, as well as normal meteor scatter propagation in the polar region. The time and frequency variations of the propagation transfer function are characterized over the 35 to 147 MHz range, including the availability of useful meteor trails, the potential communication capacity associated with those trails, the occurrence and persistence of ionospheric scatter and sporadic E-layers, variations in the signal-to-noise ratios of each scatter return and the effects of auroral and polar cap absorption (PCA) events on meteor scatter propagation and communications. Statistics presented include; Arrival Rate, Duration Duty Cycle and Noise Temperature as functions of Day, Time of Day, Signal Threshold and SNR Threshold. This bulletin is one of a periodic series of polar meteor scatter data bulletins.... Meteor scatter, Communications, High latitude propagation, Propagation.


Descriptors :   *POLAR CAP , *IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES , *METEOR BURST COMMUNICATIONS , TEST AND EVALUATION , DATA BASES , FREQUENCY , POLAR REGIONS , DENSITY , TEMPERATURE , TEST BEDS , TRANSFER FUNCTIONS , STATISTICAL DATA , SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO , TIME , SIGNALS , RECEIVERS , SAMPLING , DATA ACQUISITION , TRANSMITTERS , NOISE , POLAR CAP ABSORPTION , ABSORPTION , AURORAE , HIGH LATITUDES


Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE