Accession Number:

ADA238037

Title:

Battle Group Alternative Communications: A Study of the SHF Non-Satellite Communications Channel

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Sep-31 Dec 1989,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

While lack of channel and bandwidth availability is the most frequently expressed communications problem in Navy Battle Group NBG communications, there is a group of communication channels which is not currently being exploited. This study considers the use of troposcatter and ducting in the Super High Frequency SHF band for ship-to-ship communications. Both line-of-sight and over-the-horizon communications are evaluated. The results of this study indicate link performance of great value to the Navy. A program is recommended to evaluate such a link and to determine the utility for an NBG communications system.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE