Troposcatter or, correctly, tropospheric scatter
, is the scattering of distant broadcasting station (usually TV and radio) signals by the troposphere (the lowest and densest layer of the earth's atmosphere).
"Support for the war is provided primarily through our tactical brigades, but supported by our strategic brigades, through deployment of tactical satellite, (both multi- and single channel), tropospheric scatter
radio, microwave radio and line-of-sight radio capabilities," Gandy said.
Using the timely discovery that radio transmissions could be bounced off the earth's atmosphere from one site to another beyond the horizon, White Alice used massive amounts of power to blast a signal skyward--process known as tropospheric scatter
. A small fraction of the signal would bounce off the troposphere and be received by another station downline.
In addition, this package will have a lighter, modernized commercial-off-the-shelf version of tropospheric scatter
radio systems capable of operating in the Ku and C bands.