Thirty Years of Troposcatter Communications,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This paper reviews the troposcatter communication advances for the past thirty years or so, summarizes Chinas achievements in this field, and discusses the possible trends for future developments. From the late 1940s, there was a great increase in the interest in beyond the horizon troposcatter communications, and large amounts of experimental and theoretical studies have been made. In the early fifties, the knowledge of the characteristics and regularities in beyond the horizon troposcatter communication advanced a great deal. In 1955, ITT Corporation of the United States established the worlds first troposcatter communication-link between Nutley, N.Y. and Southampton, Canada, marking the beginning period of its application. From that time on, it became a reliable means of communication and was improved continuously for the next thirty years.
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