Accession Number : AD0163811

Title :   Real-Time Initial Atmospheric Gradient Measuring System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Lamb,James J.

Report Date : 29 AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The invention relates to real-time radio meteorological refractive index measuring systems and more particularly to a system and/or method for real-time determination of the initial radio refractive vertical gradient in the immediate atmospheric environment of the affected station site. The invention also relates to real-time application of the initial gradient to radio refraction error correction and to prediction of extended range radio propagation beyond normal line-of-sight.

Descriptors :   (*MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, *PATENTS), (*ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION, *REFRACTIVE INDEX), PHASE LOCKED SYSTEMS, RADIO RELAY SYSTEMS, PARABOLIC ANTENNAS, REFRACTOMETERS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE