Accession Number : AD0738019

Title :   Propagation Characteristics at 15 GHz on an 18-km Overwater Relay.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS BOULDER COLO INST FOR TELECOMMUNICATION SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Samson,C. A. ; Skerjanec,R. E.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A 14.87 GHz prototype relay system was operated betweed the Federal Aviation Administration control towers at Tampa and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airports to evaluate its use in relaying surveillance radar information between adjacent airports. This report describes the results of the weather and fading analysis for the test period, with emphasis on the intervals that resulted in a marginal or unusable operational status. The indications are that this 15 GHz system would be operationally successful in any part of the U.S. if occasional brief outrages can be tolerated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MICROWAVE RELAY SYSTEMS, ATTENUATION), (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, MICROWAVE RELAY SYSTEMS), RADIO TRANSMISSION, FLORIDA, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, THUNDERSTORMS, ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION, K BAND

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE