Meteor burst communications

TitleMeteor burst communications
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1974
AuthorsLeader, R. E.
Conference Name42nd Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 42nd Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1974
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationAnchorage, Alaska
KeywordsTelemetering - hydrologic data, Telemetering equipment

This paper will discuss the application of Meteor Burst Communicatios technology to remote data acquisition and control. This type of system is ideally suited for low data rate telemetry such as that encounterd in hydrological, meteorological, and oceanographic data sensing.Ionized trails in the upper atmosphere resulting from meteor bursts can be utilized to reflect or re-radiate short VHF radio messages between point-to-point stations located anywhere within 1200 miles. Reliable message exchange in excess of 100 per hour can be realized.A typical meteor burst system would consist of a base station transceiver and a central processor with a number of remote radio stations designed for data collection or external control. Operation in the Artic regions is enhanced by the auroral effects. The manner is which meteor burst operates would permit communication on auroral forward scatter.