Accession Number : AD0848980

Title :   Letter Report of Evaluation - Balloon Borne Radio Relay

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May-31 Oct 1968

Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM APO SAN FRANCISCO 96384

Personal Author(s) : Potter, Floyd E

PDF Url : AD0848980

Report Date : 10 Feb 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The balloon borne radio relay was evaluated to determine if the use of large helium filled balloons to elevate a radio is a practical and efficient method of improving line-of-sight communications in Vietnam. The balloons were of the 5300 cubic foot class. Using the balloon to lift an AN/PRC-25 radio and remote control unit AN/GRA-39, the line-of-sight communications were extended to 50 kilometers in open terrain, and up to 30 kilometers in jungle terrain.

Descriptors :   *RADIO RELAY SYSTEMS, AIRBORNE, BALLOONS, MAINTAINABILITY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, RADIO TRANSMISSION, RELIABILITY, VIETNAM

Subject Categories : Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE