Understanding meteor burst communications technologies

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The meteor burst communications (MBC) technologies to identify, develop and utilize, amazing and essentially freely available communication resources, are discussed. A MBC network is organized with large base station (master station) with approximately 5,000 watts of radio power and a large antenna arrays is used in conjunction with any number of remote sites. The master station transmits a continuous, coded signal in a certain direction and angle, at a predetermined power level. It has been observed that, when a meteor appears with appropriate speed, size and trajectory (SST), it reflects the signal from the master station back down at the earth to the remote station.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes


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  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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