Accession Number:

ADA089715

Title:

Radio Wave Propagation in Structured Ionization for Satellite Applications

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 Aug 1978-1 Dec 1979

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

Methods are presented which permit the calculation of signal structure properties of satellite signals as they propagate through structured ionization. The primary parameters are the signal decorrelation time, the frequency selective bandwidth, the mean square log amplitude fluctuation, and the mean square arrival angle of the signal. The form of the generalized power spectrum, which characterizes the arriving signal as a function of frequency and delay, is specified in terms of the calculated signal structure parameters. Finally, methods are discussed to generate using Monte Carlo techniques signal structures from the generalized power spectrum.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE