Accession Number : ADA133446

Title :   On the Use of Null-Steering Arrays to Enhance the Quality of HF Skywave Communications.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB ADELAIDE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Clarke,R H

PDF Url : ADA133446

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The quality of HF skywave transmissions is degraded by the presence of multiple propagation paths between transmitter and receiver. Multipath signals are characterised by amplitude fading and associated phase variations as well as a spread in the propagation times and arrival angles of the skywave components. The use of null-steering array techniques (either manual or adaptive) to attenuate all but the dominant component of a multicomponent wavefield is discussed. Propagation measurements are presented which give an insight into the type of ionospheric conditions required for null-steering arrays to lead to a significant enhancement in the quality of skywave transmissions.

Descriptors :   *Ionospheric propagation, *Sky waves, *Radio equipment, *Antenna arrays, *Steering, Digital systems, Multipath transmission, High frequency, Signal to noise ratio, Doppler effect, Angle of arrival, Ionosphere, Phase, Arrays, Nulls(Amplitude), E region, Signals, Variations, Propagation, F region, Methodology, Time, Australia, Transmittance

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE