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Prediction of rain effects on earth-space communication links operating in the 10 to 35 GHz frequency rangeThis paper reviews the effects of precipitation on earth-space communication links operating the 10 to 35 GHz frequency range. Emphasis is on the quantitative prediction of rain attenuation and depolarization. Discussions center on the models developed at Virginia Tech. Comments on other models are included as well as literature references to key works. Also included is the system level modeling for dual polarized communication systems with techniques for calculating antenna and propagation medium effects. Simple models for the calculation of average annual attenuation and cross-polarization discrimination (XPD) are presented. Calculation of worst month statistics are also presented.
Document ID
19890047323
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Stutzman, Warren L. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: International Journal of Satellite Communications
Volume: 7
ISSN: 0737-2884
Subject Category
COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: JPL-955954
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other