AN/TRC-104 (XW-1) Lightweight Troposcatter Radio Set.
Final technical rept. May 66-Sep 67,
BELL AEROSYSTEMS CO BUFFALO NY
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This report describes the design development and field testing of the ANTRC-104 XW-1 Lightweight Troposcatter Radio Program. The purpose of this program was to prove the feasibility of building a reliable 12-channel troposcatter radio set weighing less than 500 lb and having a range greater than 80 n mi. The ANTRC-104 met the design objectives. The approach used in the design of the ANTRC-104 was to make use of some of the unique characteristics of tropospheric scatter propagation rather than attempting to use brute force. The result of this approach was a frequency diversity system employing an errorerasure-correcting code. This system is called a Coded Diversity system. Two models of the ANTRC-104 were built. This report describes the approach used in design and the rationale behind it. A tabulation of characteristics of the ANTRC-104 and a short description of each major component are also included.
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
- Radio Communications