February 1973 | NTIA Handbook

Earth Footprints from a Satellite-Borne Antenna

J. E. Falcon; Eldon J. Haakinson

Abstract: Users manual for a program to compute and plot equipotential power flux density contours on the earth's surface from a satellite-borne antenna. The computer output is microfilm plots of the contours on earth maps showing continental boundaries. The program allows the user to parametrically examine the interaction affects of orbital geometries, antenna characteristics, received power constraints, and coverage requirements.

Keywords: propagation prediction; air-to-ground propagation; software

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Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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