tropospheric scatter


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tropospheric scatter

The propagation of electromagnetic waves by scattering as a result of irregularities or discontinuities in the physical properties of the troposphere.
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In some respects, the MLOS is similar to the tropospheric scatter systems already in use by the Army.
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.