Accession Number:

ADA065411

Title:

A Radiowave Propagation Data Acquisition System.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Oct 77-Sep 78,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This report describes the hardware and software for implementation of a computer controlled system for the acquisition of radiowave propagation data. The system consists of an instrumentation receiver, a digital voltmeter to sample the detected IF output of the receiver, a digital clock, and a controller. Using the software described herein the system samples the received signal about seven times per second. The data samples are processed to provide hourly values of the average and median signal power levels and the number of fades of depth 10 db, 15 db, 20 db, 25 db and 30 db below the median signal level for the previous hour. The cumulative distribution of signal power level is determined for each day. Average duration of a fade of specified depth may be calculated from the above information. Processed data are stored in tape files. As currently configured the system will store data for an entire month. Tapes may be removed and replaced periodically to obtain a permanent record. The system has the capability to start up automatically after a power failure. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE