• PARAMETER CHARACTERIZATION ON A TELEMETRY CHANNEL INCLUDING THE EFFECTS OF THE SPECULAR RAY

      Dye, Ricky G.; Horne, Lyman D.; Brigham Young University (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1995-11)
      The aeronautical channel model is a good candidate for modeling the effects of multipath interference of telemetry signals on test ranges. The aeronautical fading channel model is parameterized by the signal to noise ratio, the Doppler shift and time delay between the specular and direct components, the specular to direct power ratio, the direct to diffuse power ratio, and the bandwidth of the multipath fading process. Segments of weighting signal data measured during a test at Tyndall AFB provide data which can be used to determine typical values of the above parameters in a variety of telemetering environments. In this paper, the set of parameters which most closely model the actual telemetry channel using the Tyndall data is determined.