August 1969 | NTIA Technical Memo ERL TM ITS 205

A feasibility study of a proposed national oceanographic data buoy HF communication system

Jean E. Adams; Dale N. Hatfield; Judd A. Payne

Abstract: This report describes a feasibility study of an HF telemetry system to be used in gathering oceanographic and meteorological data from 35 buoys. Predictions of long-term circuit performance show that such a telemetry system of nominal characteristics is feasible. Existing U. S. Coast Guard stations provide adequate shore stations for the HF telemetry system. Trade-offs available in the design of the system are identified, and additional studies needed before its actual implementation are recommended.

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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