Accession Number : ADA184433

Title :   Meteor-Burst Communications: Is This What the Navy Needs?

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Helweg,Gretchen A

PDF Url : ADA184433

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : This thesis evaluates the limitations of meteor-burst communications for Navy requirements. The author examines the basic physics of the meteor-burst concept and the history of meteor-burst systems to determine inherent or persistent shortcomings. These findings are then compared to ongoing research and Navy applications for this communications medium. Limitations of meteor-burst communications are discussed with respect to potential Navy applications. Recommendations of possible applications of this technology are provided.

Descriptors :   *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *RADIO TRANSMISSION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, BURST TRANSMISSION, IONIZATION TRAILS, METEORS, LIMITATIONS, THESES, NAVAL OPERATIONS

Subject Categories : Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE