Simulation and Comparison of Weak-Signal VHF Propagation

TitleSimulation and Comparison of Weak-Signal VHF Propagation
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2021
AuthorsPearce, N, Duncan, K
Conference NameHamSCI Workshop 2021
Date Published03/2021
Conference LocationScranton, PA (Virtual)

Space weather's intense variance has a seemingly random effect on radio propagation in the Very High Frequency (VHF) range. Key models are built to analyze and estimate performance of wireless systems in these weak-signal propagation mediums. Chiefly, meteor burst communication, auroral propagation, and earth-moon-earth communication models are built and simulated on MATLAB. The results are confirmed through experimental testing and data comparison. Overall, modeling of these space weather events proves immense usefulness in predicting effectiveness of radio equipment through these weak-signal modes.

Refereed DesignationNon-Refereed
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