Global Ionospheric Propagation Model (GIM): A propagation model for scintillations of transmitted signals
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2002
Copyright 2002 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 37, Issue 3, pages 4-1–4-13, June 2002
How to Cite
Global Ionospheric Propagation Model (GIM): A propagation model for scintillations of transmitted signals, Radio Sci., 37(3), doi:10.1029/2000RS002393, 2002.,
- Issue published online: 10 MAY 2002
- Article first published online: 10 MAY 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 NOV 2001
- Manuscript Revised: 8 NOV 2001
- Manuscript Received: 17 MAY 2000
- ionospheric propagation;
- scintillation index;
- coherence function
 The characteristics of random ionospheric inhomogeneities are described, including their dependency on the geophysical parameters. They are used in a propagation model to estimate the propagation errors and the fades of the transmitted signals. Margins to be included in a budget link are subsequently determined. Features of our propagation model, Global Ionospheric Propagation Model (GIM), are presented with typical results for VHF and L band links.