A high‐frequency spectrum utilization model
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
This paper is not subject to U.S. copyright. Published in 1988 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 23, Issue 3, pages 233–239, May-June 1988
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1988), A high‐frequency spectrum utilization model, Radio Sci., 23(3), 233–239, doi:10.1029/RS023i003p00233., , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 FEB 1988
- Manuscript Received: 21 SEP 1987
In preparation for the second session of the High‐Frequency Broadcasting Conference the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences developed a computer program to assess the impact of planning the frequency bands allocated to the high‐frequency broadcasting service on U.S. broadcasting objectives. The program provides a powerful tool to numerically simulate the performance of high‐frequency sky wave systems operating in both noise‐limited and interference‐limited environments. This paper describes the philosophy behind the design of the program and its various components, such as propagation model, antenna routines, and interference assessment. Examples are given of the application of the program for frequency planning and frequency assignment. Areas in which the program can be expanded to include other services (fixed, mobile, amateur, etc.) operating in the frequency range 3–30 MHz are also discussed.