OVER-HORIZON BUOY COMMUNICATIONS-PARAMETRIC DESIGN GUIDE. VOLUME 1
SANDERS ASSOCIATES INC NASHUA NH
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The purpose of this study is to provide data and procedures for parametric analysis of radio communications between dispersed field of ASW buoys and an on-water or airborne aircraft. The analysis procedures also apply to communications links between buoys and a seacraft mother vehicle. In the subject type of weapons system the communications links rarely exceed a range of 200 miles. Within this range, all practical propagation modes and communications variables have been consolidated in simplified parametric form. The basic purpose of this study is to enable optimization of the communications link parameters. In any system evaluation or design, optimization is accomplished by assessment of trade-offs as the system parameters are varied within the applicable constraints. The situations where such optimization is desirable fall into three categories evaluation of proposed systems, modification of existing systems, and design of new systems. The study defines optimization categories, introduces and explains the transmission equation, and presents a procedural format for parametric optimization.
- Radio Communications