Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) propagation can be used for radio communication in a large area (200 km radius) without any intermediate man-made infrastructure. It is therefore especially suited for disaster relief communication, communication in developing regions and applications where independence of local infrastructure is desired, such as military applications. NVIS communication uses frequencies between approximately 3 and 10 MHz. A comprehensive overview of NVIS research is given, covering propagation, antennas, diversity, modulation and coding. Both the bigger picture and the important details are given, as well as the relation between them.
- Radio communication
- radio wave propagation
- emergency communications
Witvliet, B. A., & Alsina-Pagès, R. M. (2017). Radio communication via Near Vertical Incidence Skywave propagation: an overview. Telecommunication systems, 66(2), 295-309. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11235-017-0287-2