Accession Number : AD1031872

Title :   Characterization of Rain Attenuation and Depolarization at W/V Bands

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,12 Aug 2015,09 Feb 2017

Corporate Author : University of New Mexico Albuquerque United States

Personal Author(s) : Christodoulou,Christos

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Report Date : 22 Mar 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The use of W/V band for applications in mobile communications as well as high bandwidth satellite links continues to build across industry and governments. However, developments in modeling of atmospheric attenuation and research into antennas that operate at these frequencies are in relative infancy compared to the more commonly used bands. This effort investigates both the validity of current attenuation models for W/V band as well as investigating a novel slot antenna design. The published W/V band attenuation model by the International Telecommunications union (ITU) was found to be lacking based on experimental validation. Furthermore, the W/V band slot antenna design and subsequent arrays in this work were simulated and show promise as a useful radiator.

Descriptors :   v band , frequency bands , atmospheric attenuation , radiation patterns , slot antennas , communication systems , extremely high frequency , broadband , horn antennas , w band , slot antennas , MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE