Susan L. Rothschild; Joseph E. Farrow

Abstract: The Radio Algorithms for Integration and Design of Engineering Requirements (RAIDER) program consists of a set of modules which provide an easy to use and precise approach to the complete design and documentation of terrestrial radio links operating in the frequency range of 1 to 30 GHz. The program allows the engineer to design both analog and digital line–of–sight links and analog beyond line–of–sight links. Tabular and graphical outputs are developed which may be rendered to the screen or as hard copy at the request of the operator. The input variables can be easily changed and new outputs calculated. to enable "what if" studies to be performed. The operator is prompted to input all required values so calculations can proceed and each user input is compared with a range of acceptable values to ensure accurate and complete calculations.

Keywords: microwave links; automated calculations; Desk-top computer algorithms; Diffraction links; Input value range checking; operator prompting; Radio link design; Tabular and graphical hard copy; troposcatter links

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