Accession Number:

AD0757506

Title:

On Rainfall and Space Diversity for Millimeter-Wave Earth-Satellite Communications Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Jul 71-Jul 72,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-03-15

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

Space diversity, i.e., the use of several widely spaced terminals, is examined as a means of reducing the probability of simultaneous rainfall in millimeter-wave earth-satellite communications systems. The concept of space diversity, both as a function of the distance between terminals and the number of terminals is examined on the basis of hourly rainfall data for the 10-yr period from 1 January 1961 through 31 December 1970. The probabilities of simultaneous rainfall occurring in a space diversity system are shown to be a systematic function of the spacing and number of terminals in the system. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE