Evaluation of Troposcatter Propagation in Iceland
MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA
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Troposcatter radio links are being considered as a possible way to satisfy some communication needs of the Iceland Air Defense System. This report documents a test program conducted during September and October of 1986 to determine the performance level of digital troposcatter in the Iceland climate. Major emphasis was placed on comparing measurements of path loss and multipath delay spread with predicted values. This comparison was necessary because the models are empirical and contain no data for extreme northern latitudes. The results of these measurements and the ensuing model adjustments are presented. The primary conclusion is that higher system gain than predicted at C-band is required to support troposcatter links in Iceland.
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
- Radio Communications