Accession Number:

AD1113123

Title:

Aerospace Radio Frequency Propagation Tool (ARPT) User Guide 2.0

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP SUNNYVALE CA SUNNYVALE United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-05-05

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The Aerospace Radio Frequency RF Propagation Tool User Guide provides instructions on the use of the Aerospace RF Propagation Tool ARPT. The tool uses the Split Step Parabolic Equation method to calculate RF propagation loss for any specific site over long path lengths. It can incorporate United States Geological Survey USGS terrain data, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA weather data, and measured transmit antenna radiation patterns. Model results have been verified with RF measurements for path lengths from 6 to 120 km, across various terrain profiles, and under near real-time weather conditions. Through this user guide, users can learn how to properly configure and operate the tool.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE