Accession Number:

AD0731573

Title:

A Line-of-Sight Microwave Propagation Experiment for Resolving the Motions and Turbulent Structure of the Atmosphere,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

152.0

Abstract:

The work is concerned with the problem of determining something of the nature of the turbulent atmosphere by studying the perturbations it induces upon a radio-wave which propagates through it. An experimental system is described which operates at a frequency of 34.89 GHz over a 28 km path. The receiver consists of an array of eight horizontally spaced antennas, and the transmitter consists of two horizontally spaced antennas which are time-shared by the receiving array. The data consist of amplitude and relative phase measured at each of the eight receiving points for both transmitters. The transmitters are alternated quite rapidly relative to the characteristic time of the atmospherically induced fluctuations so that from the data a variety of propagation geometries may be studied - one-transmitter-two-receiver, two-transmitter-one-receiver, and two-transmitter-two-receiver. The analyses consist primarily of calculating covariances between data channels with and without time lags for the various propagation geometries available. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE