Communication by Means of Reflected Power

  title={Communication by Means of Reflected Power},
  author={Harry E. Stockman},
  journal={Proceedings of the IRE},
  • H. Stockman
  • Published 1 October 1948
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the IRE
Point-to-point communication, with the carrier power generated at the receiving end and the transmitter replaced by a modulated reflector, represents a transmission system which possesses new and different characteristics. Radio, light, or sound waves (essentially microwaves, infrared, and ultrasonic waves) may be used for the transmission under approximate conditions of specular reflection. The basic theory for reflected power communication is discussed with reference to conventional radar… 
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