Accession Number:

ADP003905

Title:

VHF and UHF Propagation in the Canadian High Arctic,

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Corporate Author:

COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTRE OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Report Date:

1984-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

An experiment to study radio propagation in the Arctic maritime environment was undertaken in Canada in 1982. Five UHF radio paths between pairs of elevated points were selected along a 300 km east-west line which parallels a potentially important navigation route through the Arctic islands. Two VHF paths, each between an elevated site and a point near sea level were also chosen to simulate communications with a ship. Partial results from the summer-to-winter transition season show that propagation between the elevated points is highly reliable, but that propagation along the slanted paths appears to be strongly affected by radio-wave ducting. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE