June 1967 | NTIA Technical Memo IER TM ITSA 64

Passive reflector measurements at 9.2 and 4.6 GHz

Larry G. Hause; C. F. Peterson

Abstract: 1. Path loss median values can be substantially greater than one might expect from simple line-of-sight calculations especially where one leg of the path is very long. 2. Small passive reflectors have application at frequencies considerably below 4 GHz. 3. Passive reflectors should be very effective against certain cases of multipath distortion of modulation. 4. When using small passive reflectors in rocky, barren terrain, a limited degradation of a communication link may be expected in the event of destruction, masking, or misalignment of the reflector.

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