Accession Number:

ADA281575

Title:

Troposcatter at the KU Band

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Sep 1990-Sep 1991

Corporate Author:

THAYER SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

Troposcatter data were collected with a wideband measurement system for a period of five months spanning parts of the winter, spring, and summer seasons of 1991. The system provided multipath delay measurements with a 2.5 nsec resolution. Measurements of received signal level, Doppler frequency shift and multipath delay spread were obtained on the 161 km troposcatter path from Prospect Hill in Waltham, MA. to Mt. Tug in Lebanon, NH. These observations are the latest in a longer measurement program to characterize the propagation channel for tropospheric scatter communications systems operating at frequencies near 16 GHz Ku band. Simultaneous observations at 5 GHz C band were made during the last month of the observing program to provide calibration and a statistical comparison with earlier observations made using a different Ku band transmission system. Troposcatter, Ku-Band, Rain attenuation, Multipath delay spread, Tactical communications

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE