Accession Number:

ADA276723

Title:

Performance Statistics Bulletin. High Latitude Meteor Scatter Propagation February, March, April, May 1991

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

PHILLIPS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Report Date:

1994-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

269.0

Abstract:

A representative sampling of meteor scatter propagation performance statistics is presented from the PLGP High Latitude Meteor Scatter Test Bed. The data address questions of meteor scatter propagation under disturbed ionospheric conditions, as well as normal meteor scatter propagation in the polar region. The time and frequency variations of the propagation transfer function are characterized over the 35 to 147 MHz range, including the availability of useful meteor trails, the potential communication capacity associated with those trails, the occurrence and persistence of ionospheric scatter and sporadic E-layers, variations in the signal-to-noise ratios of each scatter return and the effects of auroral and polar cap absorption PCA events on meteor scatter propagation and communications. Statistics covering Arrival Rate, Duration, Duty Cycle, and Noise Temperature are presented. This bulletin is one of a series covering the test bed operation from February 1990 through September 1992.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE