Accession Number:

AD0848980

Title:

Letter Report of Evaluation - Balloon Borne Radio Relay

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May-31 Oct 1968

Corporate Author:

ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM APO SAN FRANCISCO 96384

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-02-10

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The balloon borne radio relay was evaluated to determine if the use of large helium filled balloons to elevate a radio is a practical and efficient method of improving line-of-sight communications in Vietnam. The balloons were of the 5300 cubic foot class. Using the balloon to lift an ANPRC-25 radio and remote control unit ANGRA-39, the line-of-sight communications were extended to 50 kilometers in open terrain, and up to 30 kilometers in jungle terrain.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE