Millimeter Wave Propagation
Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.
Encyclopedia of Telecommunications
How to Cite
Altshuler, E. E. 2003. Millimeter Wave Propagation. Encyclopedia of Telecommunications. .
- Published Online: 15 APR 2003
The propagation characteristics in the millimeter-region of the electromagnetic spectrum are of particular interest because the waves have a strong interaction with atmospheric gases and particulates, which in turn limits the system performance. However, the availability of large bandwidths make these wavelengths attractive for high data rate communications. Furthermore, high gain, high resolution antennas of moderate size and lightweight, compact system components are indeed applicable for space vehicle instrumentation. The limitations imposed by the atmosphere on millimeter-wave systems are reviewed. In general, atmospheric effects become more severe as the wavelength becomes shorter.
- millimeter-wave propagation;
- millimeter-wave communications;
- atmospheric attenuation