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Depolarization on Earth-space pathsSources of depolarization effects on the propagation paths of orthogonally-polarized information channels are considered. The main sources of depolarization at millimeter wave frequencies are hydrometeor absorption and scattering in the troposphere. Terms are defined. Mathematical formulations for the effects of the propagation medium characteristics and antenna performance on signals in dual polarization Earth-space links are presented. Techniques for modeling rain and ice depolarization are discussed.
Document ID
19820007400
Document Type
Other
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: Propagation Effects Handbook for Satellite Systems Design
Subject Category
COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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