Meteor forward scatter studies

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Authors
  1. Webster, A.R.
  2. Jones, J.
  3. Ellis, K.A.
Corporate Authors
University of Western Ontario, London ONT (CAN) Faculty of Engineering Science;Communications Research Centre, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The report deals with the operation of a meteor forward-scatter system between sites located near Ottawa, Ontario and London, Ontario, a distance of about 500 km. and well over the horizon of line-of-sight communications. The interest in such forward scatter systems has increased in recent times due to improvements in the technical aspects involved in making practical use of the technique. The main limitation of such systems is their inherent low data rate due to the infrequent occurrence of suitably oriented meteor trains from which a signal may be reflected on its way from transmitter to receiver. It might be remarked that there are considerable numbers of meteoroids incident upon the earth each day, but the geometrical specular reflection requirements mean that only a small fraction are suitable for the establishment of over-the-horizon communications on a given link.
Date of publication
01 Apr 1992
Number of Pages
31
DSTKIM No
93-00382
CANDIS No
127704
Format(s):
Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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