Accession Number : ADA137555

Title :   Equatorial Scintillation of Satellite Signals and some Drift Characteristics of the Scintillation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 81-Aug 83,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Paulson,M R

PDF Url : ADA137555

Report Date : 15 Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 179

Abstract : Vhf/uhf satellite signals from the Pacific FleetSat have been monitored in Guam from April 1982 through 1 May 1983 to study the drift characteristics of equatorial scintillation. Two receivers spaced 1500 feet (457 metres) apart in an east-west direction were used. In addition, one receiver was used to monitor the L-band signals from the Pacific MariSat. Occurrence and intensity of equatorial scintillation are compared to drift velocities and geomagnetic and solar activity. Drift velocities and geomagnetic activity are also compared.

Descriptors :   *Radio transmission, *Scintillation, Artificial satellites, Radio signals, Ultrahigh frequency, L band, Intensity, Variations, Fading(Electromagnetic waves), Drift, Velocity, Correlation, Geomagnetism, Solar radiation, Seasonal variations, Equatorial regions

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE