A Determination of the Minimum Frequency Requirements for a PATRIOT Battalion UHF Communication System.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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This thesis presents a methodology which simulates the UHF communications network for the Armys PATRIOT battalion. A computer simulation model was developed that reads in coordinates for eleven communicating nodes and their interconnections, and results in the minimum number of frequencies required to support the UHF communications network. Current concepts of PATRIOT battalion employment doctrine determine the frequency requirements obtained. Concepts of antenna rejection at transmitting and receiving nodes, propagation losses, and radio rejection characteristics are incorporated in the model. The model was experimented upon, using deployments currently accepted within the Air Defense Community, and the results of the model are analyzed in this report. Author
- Radio Communications