Accession Number : AD0759154

Title :   Radar and Communication Antenna Siting for Low-Angle Radiation at High Frequencies,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Booker,H. G. ; Crain,C. M.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : It is sometimes assumed that to obtain good low-angle radio transmission and reception at high frequencies one must use vertical polarization and have an extensive, horizontal, highly conductive foreground, such as an ocean surface. In the absence of such a surface, use may be made of inland sites having a sloping foreground, combined with distant level terrain. The theory presented here suggests that the angle of slope of inland sites should be four times the minimum angle of elevation for which coverage is required, so that coverage down to 1 degree requires a slope of 1 in 14. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*ANTENNAS, SITE SELECTION), HIGH FREQUENCY, TERRAIN, POLARIZATION, ANGLE OF ARRIVAL, RADAR ANTENNAS, DIFFRACTION, RADIO TRANSMISSION

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE