Effects of the Use of Millimeter Waves on the Statistics of Writer-to-Reader Delays in Military Communications Systems,
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The present report conducts an extensive statistical analysis of delays in the AUTODIN I communications system. It determines how rain-induced outages in millimeter-wave earth-satellite links could affect the interstation transit delay and the total delay. Results are given for delays during rain periods and on an annual average basis. This research evaluates the effects of millimeter waves in the proper context, by comparing them with other delay effects in the communications system. It should be of interest to analysts in the Air Force Communications Command, the Directorate of Space Systems and Command, Control, and Communications, and the Army Communications Command to other government agencies concerned with satellite communications and to groups involved in spectrum planning and management and future communications technology.
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