Accession Number : AD0713128

Title :   A RADIO-METEOROLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF FADING AT 2 GHz IN THE MEKONG DELTA.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR TELECOMMUNICATION SCIENCES BOULDER COLO

Personal Author(s) : Peterson,C. F. ; Maloney,L. J. ; Samson,C. A.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : Intensive radio and meteorological measurements were conducted on two links of the Integrated Communication System in the Mekong Delta of South Viet Nam during January, February, and March 1970. This study investigated the possible causes of severe fading on these beyond-the-horizon links, with the objective of determining corrective action for existing paths in the Delta and improved design considerations for future systems. Measurement results indicated that subrefractive conditions were substantially more prevalent than had been expected on the basis of meteorological data obtained from Saigon. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIO TRANSMISSION, ATTENUATION), (*METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, *VIETNAM), RADIO WAVES, REFRACTIVE INDEX, RADIOSONDES, AIRBORNE, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, VERY LOW FREQUENCY, SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO, RADIO EQUIPMENT, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), TROPICAL REGIONS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE