Accession Number : AD0786497
Title : Summary of Ionospheric Forecasting Schemes for Tactical Field Army Communications.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 73-Jun 74,
Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J
Personal Author(s) : Krause,George E. ; D'Accardi,Richard J.
Report Date : JUL 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 15
Abstract : This report summarizes efforts to develop a near-real-time forecasting technique patterned after the Box-Jenkins methodology, for predicting ionospheric conditions over tactical communications routes up to 500 km in length where the underlying process was found to be nonstationary. The technique, which uses real-time vertical incidence data to prepare near-real-time forecasts for short oblique incidence paths, is now feasible due to the development of small, portable, VI ionospheric sounders, suitable antennas, and mini-computers capable of translating sounder observations into reliable forecasts.
Descriptors : *Ionosphere, *Tactical communications, Ionospheric propagation, Forecasting, Mathematical models, Regression analysis, Time series analysis, Atmospheric sounding
Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE