Accession Number : AD0767545

Title :   Microwave Communication Links at 15GHz.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Barsis,A. P. ; Samson,C. A. ; Dougherty,H. T.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The report examines the feasibility of using frequencies around 15 GHz for point-to-point wideband communication links. First, system parameters are summarized and initial estimates of long-term median performance are presented. This is followed by a discussion of precipitation and other atmospheric effects on line-of-sight propagation at 15GHz. Next, the effects of rainfall and of the statistics of rain rate distributions are applied to system performance estimates, and potential system reliability and outage time are determined. The report includes also a discussion of available equipment components, and a brief analysis of the use of the 15 GHz band for transhorizon links. An alternative method for determining rainfall probabilities is given in the appendix. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MICROWAVE COMMUNICATIONS, ATTENUATION), SUPERHIGH FREQUENCY, RAIN, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, ADAPTIVE COMMUNICATIONS, FREQUENCY MODULATION, BROADBAND, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE