Statistical characterization of line-of-sight microwave links
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1992 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 27, Issue 6, pages 783–796, November-December 1992
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1992), Statistical characterization of line-of-sight microwave links, Radio Sci., 27(6), 783–796, doi:10.1029/92RS01151., , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 MAY 1992
- Manuscript Received: 20 DEC 1991
A ray tracing approach with a statistical model of the atmospheric refractivity is used to get angle-of-arrival, amplitude and delay time distributions in a multipath situation. The atmospheric model considers a single superrefractive layer. Statistics of the layer parameters (height, intensity, and thickness) are derived from meteorological data. Ray tracing calculations include rays reflected from a flat ground. The influence of the various layer parameters as well as the physical origin of the rays are analyzed and discussed. Some experimental evidence relating to, and confirming, the predicted values is also considered.