Accession Number:

ADA126685

Title:

Seismic Communication in Basin and Range Province Valleys.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 Oct 81-30 Sep 82,

Corporate Author:

WESTON OBSERVATORY MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

It has long been recognized that the Earth provides a virtually indestructible full duplex path for communicating with hard buried facilities. Work on the subject has highlighted estimates of channel capacity for communicating in competent rock, as well as the performance of specific hardware and coding at short and long ranges. There is a need to determine the information capacity for communicating seismically in a landform suitable for basing MX. Of paramount interest is the information rate for communicating seismically in deep, dry alluvial valleys of the Basin and Range Province, the leading landform for MX basing. To this end, we have established the maximum information rate for sites in Railroad Valley, Steptoe Valley, and Jackass Flats, Nevada over a range of source strengths, bandwidths, and distances.

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE