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Troposcatter

Synopsis
Discusses offshore communications explaining the principle of troposcatter, discovered in 1933 by Marconi, which bounces radio waves off the troposphere, the lowest layer of the earth’s atmosphere. The principle was adopted in the 1970s by the offshore oil industry for communicating with its offshore platforms.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1983
Availability
Out of distribution
Uses
2nd-year courses (BSc/BEng) in telecommunications.*
Subjects
Engineering
Keywords
radio waves; telecommunications; troposcatter

Credits

Director
Chris Georgiou

Production Company

Name

Cresswell Film Unit

Sponsor

Name

Shell UK

Notes
Films deposited with the BFI National Film & Video Archive

Distributor

Name

Shell Film Services

Contact
Jane Poynor
Email
Filmservices@Shell.com
Web
http://www.shell.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
Shell International
Creative Solutions
Shell Centre
London
SE1 7NA
Notes
The Shell Film Unit collection has been deposited in the BFI’s National Film & Video Archive

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