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Meteor Burst System Communications Capability (30-100 MHz)

Report ID: 
TR 89-241
March 01, 1989

The technical and operating characteristics of meteor burst systems of importance for spectrum management applciations are identified. A technical assessment is included which identifies the most appropriate frequency subbands within the VHF spectrum to support meteor burst systems. The electromagnetic compatibility of meteor burst systems with other equipments in the VHF spectrum is determined using computerized analysis methods for both ionospheric and groundwave propagation modes. It is shown that meteor burst equipments can cause and are susceptible to groundwave interference from other VHF equipments. The report includes tables of geographical distance separations between meteor burst and other VHF equipments which satisfy interference threshold criteria.