Accession Number:

ADA207831

Title:

Meteor Burst Communications for the U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Force

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

Meteor Burst Communications MBC is explored in relation to its usefulness to Marine Expeditionary Force Communications. A description of the physics and geometry of meteor trail propagation is presented. Communication techniques used to exploit the phenomenon are discussed. Current MBC circuits have operational ranges of 1200 miles without relay and maintain average data rates of 60 to 150 Bits per SecondBPS. MBC is primarily limited by the physics and geometry of the propagation medium and its usefulness is bounded by its slow data rate. Within these boundaries however, several significant use of MBC are identified.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE