Covert Communications Between Patrol Aircraft in Rendezvous: Millimetre-Wave and Electro-Optical Technologies Compared with UHF Link 4 for P-3 to P-3 Hand-Over in a Maritime Environment
NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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In response to the fleet operational requirement for covert hand-over between two P-3 patrol aircraft engaged in maritime surfacesubsurface surveillance, trade-offs were addressed between two separate communication systems designed for such service - the first based on millimetre-wave technology, the other on electro-optical technology. Under the most ideal interception conditions, millimetre-wave and electro-optical technologies give comparable performance levels and both restrict communication to significantly lower maximum detectable range than do present uhf communication techniques.
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