Accession Number : AD0714995

Title :   Field Test of a Near Real-Time Ionospheric Forecasting Scheme (60KM).

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Krause,George E. ; D'Accardi,Richard J. ; Roswell,Edwin L. , III.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : Two ionospheric sounder terminals were assembled and ionogram data was taken in vertical and oblique incidence over a 60 km path from Fort Monmouth, New Jersey to Fort Dix, New Jersey. A statistical analysis method was developed and used to demonstrate that there was no appreciable difference between vertical incidence MOFs taken at one terminal, and oblique MOFs over this 60 km path. A near real-time prediction scheme was successfully adapted to use vertical incidence data to predict MOFs for the 60 km oblique path. Data from the field test was used to compare observed and predicted MOFs for 10, 30, and 60 minutes in the future. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, TESTS), (*IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, REAL TIME, TACTICAL WARFARE

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE