Accession Number:

AD0445943

Title:

TACTICAL JUNGLE COMMUNICATIONS STUDY

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

RADIO CORP OF AMERICA NEW YORK DEFENSE ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS

Report Date:

1963-03-21

Pagination or Media Count:

143.0

Abstract:

Present HF and VHF inter-troop communications equipment are unsatisfactory for operation in tropical rain forests. This is a direct result of excessive path losses for ground-wave and line-of-sight propagation, caused by dense jungle growth and tall trees. Purpose of the study was to devise antenna equipment that would improve the operational range of reliable communications, betweento man-pack equipment in dense jungle areas. Emphasis was also given to techniques, such as balloon-borne dipoles, for obtaining useful line-of-sight VHF transmissions.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE