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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