Meteor burst communications for the U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Force

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Authors
Allen, Bernal B.
Subjects
tactical communications
meteor
data communications
Advisors
Vincent, Wilbur R.
Adler, Richard W.
Date of Issue
1989-03
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
Meteor Burst Communications (MBC) is explored in relation to its usefulness to Marine Expeditionary Force Communications. A description of the physics and geometry of meteor trail propagation is presented. Communication techniques used to exploit the phenomenon are discussed. Current MBC circuits have operational ranges of 1200 miles without relay and maintain average data rates of 60 to 150 Bits per Second(BPS). MBC is primarily limited by the physics and geometry of the propagation medium and its usefulness is bounded by its slow data rate. Within these boundaries however, several significant use of MBC are identified. Keywords: Theses. (fr)
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Thesis
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Department
Telecommunications Systems Management
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School
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Format
75 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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