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A review of depolarization modeling for earth-space radio paths at frequencies above 10 GHzA review is presented of models for the depolarization, caused by scattering from raindrops and ice crystals, that limits the performance of dual-polarized satellite communication systems at frequencies above 10 GHz. The physical mechanisms of depolarization as well as theoretical formulations and empirical data are examined. Three theoretical models, the transmission, attenuation-derived, and scaling models, are described and their relative merits are considered.
Document ID
19820061367
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Bostian, C. W. (Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. Blacksburg, VA, United States)
Stutzman, W. L. (Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. Blacksburg, VA, United States)
Gaines, J. M. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: Radio Science
Volume: 17
Subject Category
COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-22577
CONTRACT_GRANT: JPL-955954
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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