Accession Number:

AD0251389

Title:

A POSSIBLE LONG-RANGE COMMUNICATIONS LINK BETWEEN GROUND AND LOW-ORBITING SATELLITES,

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Corporate Author:

LINCOLN LAB MASS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON

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Report Date:

1960-06-09

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A system is described for long-range communications between ground and a low-orbiting satellite. The ionosphere is likened to a spherical Luneberg lens the refractive index for a small region is defined. Under certain restrictive conditions, it is shown that a ray properly injected in the ionosphere can travel long distances without entering the upper atmosphere. A method for possible injection of the rays is discussed.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE