Accession Number:

ADA026234

Title:

Precision Alignment Procedure for Troposcatter Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jul 74-Dec 75,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

This report contains a detailed investigation of a new approach to accomplishing alignment of troposcatter communications antennas along the great circle path. The new approach is based upon examination of the received CW signals doppler spectrum shape and its relation to antenna pointing angle. The doppler spectrum shape was examined through forming the cross-correlation function of the quadrature components of the received signal. Available experimental evidence suggests an alignment accuracy of or - 18 deg. in less than one hour is attainable. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE