Accession Number:

AD0256896

Title:

TOTAL MOLECULAR ABSORPTION IN THE ATMOSPHERE FOR FREQUENCIES BELOW 380 KMC

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LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Calculations were made on total molecular absorption in the atmosphere for frequencies below 380 kmc. Although the primary purpose of the work is to select frequencies for use in communications satellites, results are useful for estimating the weaknesses or advantages of communications systems through the earths atmosphere. A number of measurements and calculations were made at sea-level conditions or in the lower atmosphere but only a few through the entire atmosphere. Calculations are given for absorption due to oxygen and water vapor. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE