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Tropospheric Delay Effects in Radio InterferometryA new tropospheric mapping function is derived which is more accurate than previous mapping functions above elevations of 4 degrees. The error due to the given analytic approximation is estimated to be less than 0.02% for elevation angles larger than 6 degrees, (less than 0.4 cm at 6 degrees, and approximately 0.004% or 0.03 cm at 20 degrees). The mathematical expansion used in the derivation is valid for any laterally homogeneous atmospheric model of refractivity. The new mapping function, computer generated ray tracing tables and other mapping functions are compared. The results can be used in correcting for tropospheric delays of radio signals.
Document ID
19840024565
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Lanyi, G. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
August 15, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: The Telecommun. and Data Acquisition Rept.
Subject Category
COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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