Accession Number:

ADP006281

Title:

System Issues Related to Satellite Communications in a Nuclear Environment

Descriptive Note:

Component paper

Corporate Author:

PAIRCOM INC SPRINGFIELD VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-03

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Nuclear induced signal scintillation effects are of great importance in design and deployment of military satellite systems that must provide survivable and enduring communications service. The induced scintillation will result in Rayleigh signal fading with limited signal decorrelation time and coherent bandwidth of the transmission channel as well as reduced signal power due to terminal antenna scattering loss. In this environment the coherent bandwidth and signal decorrelation time are most important design parameters for modulation subsystem design. The antenna scattering loss is important for link power budgets and satellite network loading.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE