THEORETICAL FEASIBILITY OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATION OVER OCEAN AREAS BY HIGH FREQUENCY RADIO

The theoretical reliability of digital data transmission via high-frequency radio is examined for typical air traffic routes in the Atlantic and Pacific areas to assist the U.S. Department of Transportation in the evaluation of a system for improving air traffic control over ocean areas. The expected performance of a reference high-frequency data transmission system of 1200 bits per second with a permissible error rate of one in a thousand binary error is expressed as a percentage of time that a given theoretical reliability will be equaled or exceeded. The expected performance of air-to-air HF systems is also considered, and it is concluded that these systems should work for the reference communication system out to the line-of-sight range of about 800 km for high-flying aircraft. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Boulder, CO. Inst. for Telecommunication Sciences. Includes errata sheet dated Nov 79.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

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    Federal Aviation Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Haydon, G W
    • Rush, C M
    • Teters, L R
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 88 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305879
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSC-FAA-79-26, FAA-EM-79-20
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2002 12:00AM