A method for calculating rain depolarization distributions on microwave paths
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1981 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 16, Issue 1, pages 55–65, January-February 1981
How to Cite
1981), A method for calculating rain depolarization distributions on microwave paths, Radio Sci., 16(1), 55–65, doi:10.1029/RS016i001p00055., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 APR 1980
- Manuscript Received: 10 APR 1980
Predictions of the long-term statistics for rain depolarization are presented for terrestrial path lengths up to 4 km and for any type of linear polarization. Assuming a log normal form for the rain rate statistics, an approximate Gaussian model is deduced for the final cross-polarization isolation (XPI) distribution in decibels. The parameters of the normal distribution are related to the parameters of the radio link and the rain rate distribution. Applications of this conclusion to the estimation of radio outage time due to interference are also presented for various cross-polarization levels.