ERIC Number: ED028645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
A Computer Study for the Allocation of Channels and the Placement of Transmitters for 2500 MHz Fixed-Station Service in a Metropolitan Area Containing Many Eligible Applicants for Licensing.
Boecklen, Warren A.; And Others
The North Circle Project demonstrates the feasibility of a multi-purpose, multi-channel television network attained through cooperative efforts of an educational community. The study was necessitated by the likelihood of congestion of airwaves on educational channels in urban areas. In 1966 the Federal Communications Commission called a meeting of educators, television specialists, and equipment manufacturers to testify to the problem. The development of this computer study for the future assignment of 2500 megacycle channels to eligible users in the Greater St. Louis area was an evantual result of this meeting. The body of the report describes a computer program designed to generate the optimal positions for transmitting and receiving units in regions of high density transmission. The received signal quality and interference levels tolerable are further examined. Descriptions of the relevant variables that must be considered are highly detailed. Flow charts of all processes described are included in the computer study. (RP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Cooperating Schools A-V Corp. of St. Louis City, MO.