Combined effects of rain and imperfect antennas on depolarization in microwave propagation
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1978 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 13, Issue 4, pages 693–699, July-August 1978
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1978), Combined effects of rain and imperfect antennas on depolarization in microwave propagation, Radio Sci., 13(4), 693–699, doi:10.1029/RS013i004p00693.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 15 SEP 1977
Expressions are given on cross-polarization resulting from the combined effects of rain and imperfect antenna isolations in satellite-to-earth links. The calculations at 4 and 11 GHz frequencies differ from previous work in two ways, namely, that the theory adopts a worst phase relationship between receiver and transmitter antennas in clear weather, and that a more realistic expression is used for the rain extent. Sample results are illustrated on cross polarization versus misalignment angle, clear weather antenna isolations, canting angle, attenuation, and rain rate.