Accession Number : ADP006159

Title :   A Communications System with an Adaptive Multi-Functional Architecture,

Corporate Author : HULL UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Kemp, A. H.

Report Date : SEP 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Within NATO's area of operations, high frequency (HF) channels exhibit an inherently variable capacity. Furthermore there is also a wide geographical variety of noise sources; in North America atmospheric noise is significant whilst, in Western Europe, a dominant noise source is co-channel interference. A communications system which can operate across this whole region needs to be both highly adaptive and have a real-time channel evaluation (RTCE) capability. To allow a system to manage multiple adaptive components in an optimum manner whilst the system configuration and RTCE data vary, a multi-functional regime is proposed. This paper describes the design and implementation of such an adaptive, multi-functional communications system.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *ADAPTIVE COMMUNICATIONS, HIGH FREQUENCY, REAL TIME.

Subject Categories : Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE