Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
the research laboratory of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

James A. Hoffmeyer; Timothy J. Riley

Abstract: This report describes the interim results of an 18–month digital microwave transmission network performance and propagation measurement project that was conducted on a portion of the Defense Communications System (DCS) in West Germany. Only the first 12 months of data are summarized in this report. More than 3 gigabytes of data were collected between April 1988 and March 1989. The report provides the results of bit error rate measurements made at the 56-kb/s user level on one long (99-km) line–of–sight (LOS) link and at the 64-kb/s user level on two end–to–end channels consisting of multiple LOS and/or troposcatter radio links. The report also provides summaries of 12 months of received–signal–level (rsl) measurements on five LOS links and one troposcatter link.

Keywords: multipath fading; propagation measurements; DEB; DRAMA; digital radio performance; LOS propagation; military standard (MIL-SID); radio outages; transmission system performance standards; troposcatter

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Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
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Timothy J. Riley
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
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