Accession Number : AD0783912

Title :   Frequency Choice for Tactical Satellite Communications.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Schneider,Kenneth S.

Report Date : 22 JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The relative attractiveness of UHF, L-band and X-band for satellite communications is considered. The three frequency bands are compared on the basis of capacity, jamming protection, scintillation, multipath and doppler acquisition. It is concluded that UHF presents the greatest advantages when dealing with earth terminals required to use low-gain antennas. The implications that different types of UHF allocations have on satellite design is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, RADIOFREQUENCY, SELECTION, FREQUENCY ALLOCATION, ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY, L BAND, X BAND

Subject Categories : Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE