Accession Number : ADP006291

Title :   An Ionospheric Propagation Prediction Method for Low- and Mid-Latitudes,

Corporate Author : MISSION RESEARCH CORP CARMEL CA

Personal Author(s) : Houpis, Harry L. ; Nickisch, L. J.

Report Date : 03 MAY 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An ionospheric propagation prediction method is proposed that is more responsive than current methods to the actual propagation channel of a radio wave. These other methods typically use an average propagation channel. The range of conditions that comprise this average, when considered separately, can potentially lead to quite different predictions of the propagation channel relative to the average alone. Thus, to the extent that a real-time trend in the propagation channel can be established or that correlations with other observables can be determined, better predictions can be obtained.

Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, *RADAR INTERFERENCE, CHANNELS, IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, RAY TRACING, ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY, VERY HIGH FREQUENCY, RADAR SIGNALS.

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE