Accession Number:

ADA609960

Title:

Millimeter Wave Radio Frequency Propagation Model Development

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 21 Mar 2013-28 Feb 2014

Corporate Author:

NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-08-28

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

The V and W-bands are becoming of interest to satellite designers due to the large availability of bandwidth and the potential multi-gigabit data rates. Implementation of a satellite communication channel at these frequencies has not been documented in literature. Millimeter waves are affected a lot by atmospheric attenuation, with rain being the most detrimental and uncertain. Predictive models of rain attenuation claim some degree of accuracy up to 55 GHz, although they are primarily based on measurements at 40 GHz and below. This project focuses on the analysis and verification of propagation models for electromagnetic waves through the atmosphere at millimeter wavelengths. Tests were performed below 40 GHz, but as a precursor for testing below 90 GHz.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE