Accession Number : ADP006146

Title :   A Statistical Analysis of Polar Meteor Scatter Propagation in the 45-104 MHz Band,

Corporate Author : ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB NY

Personal Author(s) : Sowa, M. J. ; Quinn, J. M. ; Rasmussen, J. E. ; Kossey, P. A.

Report Date : MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Data being acquired over a 1200 km path in northern Greenland, to characterize the polar meteor scatter channel, are described. The data include both propagation and projected communication statistics. The propagation statistics include arrival rates and duty cycle as a function of frequency and received signal level. The communication statistics include estimates of the performance of a number of candidate system in terms of throughput and message delivery time, as a function of frequency, time-of-day, season, data rate and modulation, for a specified bit-error-rate, message length and packet size. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PULSE COMMUNICATIONS, *IONIZATION TRAILS, *ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE REFLECTIONS, METEORS, VERY HIGH FREQUENCY, PACKETS, THROUGHPUT, ARCTIC REGIONS, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, DATA RATE, ERRORS, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE