Accession Number:

AD0755721

Title:

Resolution and Incoherent Combination of Multipath Arrivals

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-17

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The performance capability associated with resolving and incoherently combining multipath arrivals is investigated, as a function of the signaling bandwidth, for a generic communications system. The performance measure used is a deflection criterion of receiver output signal-to-noise ratio. It is shown that resolution and incoherent combination is a form of diversity which yields a measure of safety, in that drastic losses in performance become far less likely. The exact behavior of the signal-to-noise ratio depends on the detailed medium impulse response several examples are investigated.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE