Accession Number:

AD0659400

Title:

HIGH ALTITUDE RADIO RELAY SYSTEMS

Descriptive Note:

Semiannual rept. Aug 1966-Feb 1967

Corporate Author:

PAGE COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERS INC WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1967-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

323.0

Abstract:

Theoretical and analytical investigations are aimed at determining the key characteristics and parameters of a system to enable the use of military communications equipment over difficult paths. The technique being investigated is the use of a radio relay installed in a high altitude platform, for the purpose of extending the range of remote area radio communications. The operational parameters considered were traffic, transmission range, terrain, foliage, frequency range, modulation, and types of relay capabilities. The equipment parameters considered were relay control, transmission modes, size and weight, radio frequency power levels, receiver sensitivities, power requirements, operational life, interference, jamming, platform performance, platform payloads, compatibility, basing, availability, and costs. The goal was to define the best relay-platform configurations for extending jungle communications ranges over difficult terrain. Within this context, the effort was one of synthesis, study, and selection of appropriate configurations, finalizing in a system design plan for implementation of the selected systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE