Accession Number:

AD0266585

Title:

MUF-FOT PREDICTIONS BY ELECTRONIC COMPUTERS

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Corporate Author:

NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS BOULDER COLO

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Report Date:

1961-08-14

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Ionospheric mapping by numerical coefficients as recently developed at the Central Radio Propagation Laboratory may form the basis of improved ionospheric predictions. The most efficient use of ionospheric predictions in the numerical coefficient format requires a high speed computer. An electronic computer program to calculate maximum usable frequencies and optimum traffic frequencies on the basis of numerical coefficients is described. A tentative prediction method based on 1954 and 1958 coefficients as being typical of solar activity extremes is proposed. Sample checks between the numerical coefficient method, other prediction methods and observations, are shown. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE