A summary description of an L-band multipath/ranging/diital communication experimental program is given. Tests involved an FAA KC-135 jet airplane, the NASA ATS-5 satellite, the NASA/Rosman ground station, and the FAA NAFEC facility. All tests were conducted within the 1545- to 1655-MHz frequency band allocated for future aeronautical services. Tests included 30 overocean multipath and ranging flights in the North Atlantic region, 16 digital data communication tests, eight overland multipath flights including both summer and winter conditions, six overocean multipath flights in the Pacific region, and nine fixed-link scintillation tests. Summary test results are presented and discussed relative to theoretical expectation. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also AD-783 582.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Company

    Commercial Airplane Division, P.O. Box 3707
    Seattle, WA  United States  98124

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 153 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: D6-60176 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA69WA-2109
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM