Accession Number:

AD0691906

Title:

A THEORETICAL EVALUATION OF THE FPS-6 RADAR ANTENNA IN TROPOSCATTER COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PAGE COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERS INC WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The report theoretically analyzes the effect of using a fan-shaped antenna reflector, having an aspect ratio of 3.5 to 1, for troposcatter communications. The analysis is performed relative to the performance which would be achieved when using a circular cross-sectioned parabolic reflector having the same free-space antenna gain. Parameters which are considered in the analysis include the orientation of the fan-shaped reflector, aperture-to-medium coupling loss, differential path delay, and scatter models based on Waterman and Friis-Crawford-Hogg.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE