Accession Number:

AD0271756

Title:

AN EXPERIMENTAL AIRBORNE 50 MCPS IONOSPHERIC SCATTER COMMUNICATION CIRCUIT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Report Date:

1961-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

A two-way VHF air-ground-air ionospheric scatter communications experiment is described. The data, consisting of field strength measurements and baud error counts, indicate that an airborne teletype system using this mode of propagation is feasible to distances of approximately 1200 statute miles with known techniques and available equipment. Information is presented concerning the variation of the baud error rate with the number of diversity branches. The system performance during operation across the auroral zone at times of magnetic disturbances is discussed. Recommendations are made from which an operational system could be developed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE