Accession Number:

AD0415013

Title:

DISTORTION OF SIGNALS TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE IONOSPHERE,

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Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MASS

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Report Date:

1963-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The steady state solution of the Maxwell Equations for wave propagation is interpreted in terms of a transfer function which described the ionosphere as a linear dispersive system. The effect of the ionosphere on signal transmission is obtained by inversion of a Fourier integral, and the relevance of group velocity, signal velocity, and time delay concepts is examined. The dispersion decreases the output signal of a typical UHF correlation receiver by less than 3db for normal ionospheric conditions. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE