January 1969 | NTIA Technical Memo ERL TM ITS 190
Use of radio-optical dispersion to study radio range errors on moving paths
Moody C. Thompson Jr.; Lockett E. Wood; Harris B. Janes
Abstract: Supported by data taken over a 65-km. slant path with fixed terminals, this report suggests exploitation of the dispersion between radio and optical signals for studying the atmospheric errors in radio range measurements over propagation paths with a moving terminal. Correlations between the microwave range variability and the microwaveoptical dispersion are heavily concentrated near unity. The variations of the dispersive range difference very closely approximate the corresponding atmospheric variation of the microwave range.
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