Accession Number:

ADA050771

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1977-11-08

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE