Accession Number:

ADA229154

Title:

The Comstar D/3 Gain Degradation Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS ELECTROSCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The results of gain degradation measurements performed by The Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory using the Comstar D3 19.04 GHz beacon are reported. This experiment utilized 0.6 and 5 m apertures aligned along the same propagation path to examine propagation effects which are related to the antenna aperture size. Sample data for clear air, scintillation in clear air, and precipitation fading are presented. Distributions of the received signal levels and variances for both antennas are also presented. it does not appear to be possible to explain the results in terms of a simple mechanism such as angle of arrival fluctuation.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE