Accession Number:

ADA109679

Title:

PLACES Quick-Look Report for Beacon and Aircraft Experiments.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 19 Dec 79-31 Mar 81,

Corporate Author:

ESL INC SUNNYVALE CA

Report Date:

1981-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

223.0

Abstract:

During December 1980 the Position Location and Communication Effects Simulations PLACES Experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of structured ionospheric plasmas on satellite communications and navigation systems. A structured plasma environment was created by a 48 kgm barium release from a rocket launched from Eglin AFB, FL. Measurements of propagation effects on signals from the LES-8 satellite over the Pacific Ocean to a KC 135662 aircraft operating in the Florida area were conducted Aircraft Experiment as well as measurements of the time-of-arrival spread of energy on a phase coded spread spectrum signal emanating from a rocket launched behind the barium cloud and received at specially constructed ground receiving sites in northern Florida Beacon Experiment. This report presents a quick-look at the data measurements obtained from the aircraft and beacon experiments. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE