Accession Number : AD0848980
Title : Letter Report of Evaluation - Balloon Borne Radio Relay.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May-31 Oct 68,
Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM APO SAN FRANCISCO 96384
Personal Author(s) : Potter, Floyd E.
Report Date : 10 FEB 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 8
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. (Author)
Descriptors : (*RADIO RELAY SYSTEMS, AIRBORNE), BALLOONS, EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, RADIO TRANSMISSION, RELIABILITY, MAINTAINABILITY, VIETNAM.
Subject Categories : Radio Communications
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE