ATS-5 MULTIPATH/RANGING/DIGITAL DATA L-BAND EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM. PHASE IVD. ADDITIONAL TESTS. VOLUME 2. OVERLAND MULTIPATH, PACIFIC MULTIPATH, SCINTILLATION TESTS

Experimental results at L-band are presented for eight overland multipath flights, six overocean multipath flights in the Pacific region, and a series of fixed-link scintillation measurements within the 1545- to 1655-MHz frequency band allocated for future aeronautical satellite services. Test signals were transmitted from the NASA/Rosman ground station to an FAA KC-135 jet airplane via the NASA ATS-5 satellite. Overland multipath data were acquired at elevation angles between 14 degrees and 19 degrees over marshy, hilly, and mountainous terrain in northern Canada and Alaska for both summer and winter conditions. These data together with the Pacific region overocean multipath data were analyzed to determine scatter reflection coefficients, circular polarization sense reversal characteristics, and power spectral density. Scintillation test data were analyzed to determine signal time histories, amplitude histograms, S2 scintillation parameter, statistical fade depths, and power spectra. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also AD-783 586 and AD-783 588.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Company

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

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 100 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: D6-60186-2 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA69WA-2109
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM