Accession Number : ADA622127


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


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 2014-30 Jul 2015


Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : Christodoulou, Christos


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a622127.pdf


Report Date : 30 Jul 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 46


Abstract : The objective of this research project was to develop a W/V-band Terrestrial Link Experiment (WTLE) for the characterization of rain attenuation at the W/V frequency bands. This test framework can be used to verify and validate models, which can then be used to predict path attenuation, phase distortion, and depolarization at the W/V bands. The first part of this report discusses current models available in the literature. The second part of the report details the work related to setting up the hardware and building the actual test link between two locations. The report ends with conclusions stating the nature of this on-going work and the future research to be completed.


Descriptors :   *DEPOLARIZATION , *ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION , *FREQUENCY BANDS , *V BAND , *W BAND , ATTENUATION , BROADBAND , PHASE DISTORTION , RAIN , SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS , SPACE COMMUNICATIONS , VALIDATION , VERIFICATION , WAVE PROPAGATION


Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE