September 1972 | NTIA Technical Memo OT TM 104

A User’s Guide to Path Loss Computations

George A. Hufford


Program LOSS was designed to compute estimated statistics of the path loss between two radio antennas operating at frequencies between 20 MHz and 20 GHz. It was written specifically for the CDC 3000 and 6000 series of computers.

  1. This "User’s Guide" provides:
  2. 1) Definitions and descriptions of input parameters and output values.
  3. 2) A description of the input format and the minimal data required.
  4. 3) A description of various output choices and how to instruct the program to produce them.
  5. 4) An explanation of all input parameters one might want to specify for an "area prediction."
  6. 5) An explanation of the additional parameters useful in a "point-to-point" situation.

There are also five appendices in which are given a summary of the input parameters, examples of input data and the resulting output, and description of some of the theory behind the program and how the program operates.

To request a reprint of this report, contact:

Lilli Segre, Publications Officer
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3572

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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