On quadrature components of dissimilar statistics and their relevance in antenna error analysis

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[1] Statistical analysis of the feed array of a complex antenna revealed distribution functions which cannot be represented by Rayleigh or Rice distribution models. Here we present the analytical description of these distributions, which may be seen as an extension of the Rice distribution. We conclude that statistical processes involving guidance of waves with very significant random content (e.g., near nulls) result in general in quadrature components of different statistical properties.

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