Accession Number : ADA135669

Title :   Meteor Scatter Communication in an Air-Ground Environment.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Cannon,P S ; Richardson,G

PDF Url : ADA135669

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Experimental results from forward scattering of high frequency radio signals from meteor trails are described for a ground to ground link. The experimental results are compared with theoretical predictions and close agreement is demonstrated. The design of a very high frequency airborne meteor scatter system is addressed and it is shown to present significant problems, different in nature from those encountered in ground based systems. It is shown that experimental studies of aircraft electromagnetic noise are required before an optimal system can be designed. The reduction in data throughput due to Faraday rotation is also described. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Data links, *Atmospheric scattering, *Communication and radio systems, *Meteors, *Airborne, Radio signals, High frequency, Air to surface, Experimental data, Optimization, Aircraft noise, Throughput, Data reduction, Faraday effect, Rotation

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Atmospheric Physics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE