Ground-Air-Ground Radio Siting

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Authors
  1. McCourt, R.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
Ground-Air-Ground (GAG) radio is currently the principle means of controlling and coordinating manned military flight activities in Canadian airspace. The current Canadian Forces GAG radio system is an ad-hoc network of aging Very/Ultra High Frequency analog radios supporting the missions of air sovereignty/defence and air traffic management. These radios have reached their end of life expectancy. In support of a GAG radio replacement effort, new locations for radio transmitters and receivers were recommended. Sites were chosen based on the line-of-sight visibility from that location due to the surrounding terrain. The visibility index (a measure of the amount of visible area not obstructed by terrain) was calculated at every point in a raster digital elevation model to create a visibility map. A greedy algorithm used the visibility map to select 75 radio sites within Canada with a total coverage area of 15.3 million square kilometres at 30,000 ft MSL and 8.1 million square kilometres at 5000 ft MSL.

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Report Number
DRDC-CORA-TM-2012-265 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Nov 2012
Number of Pages
66
DSTKIM No
CA037060
CANDIS No
536719
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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