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A simple model for the estimation of rain-induced attenuation along earth-space paths at millimeter wavelengthsA simple attenuation model (SAM) is presented for estimating rain-induced attenuation along an earth-space path. The rain model uses an effective spatial rain distribution which is uniform for low rain rates and which has an exponentially shaped horizontal rain profile for high rain rates. When compared to other models, the SAM performed well in the important region of low percentages of time, and had the lowest percent standard deviation of all percent time values tested.
Document ID
19830031402
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Stutzman, W. L. (Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. Blacksburg, VA, United States)
Dishman, W. K. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: Radio Science
Volume: 17
Subject Category
SPACE COMMUNICATIONS, SPACECRAFT COMMUNICATIONS, COMMAND AND TRACKING
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: JPL-955954
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other