Analysis of short-term statistical variations in rain depolarization
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1981 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 16, Issue 6, pages 1355–1359, November-December 1981
How to Cite
1981), Analysis of short-term statistical variations in rain depolarization, Radio Sci., 16(6), 1355–1359, doi:10.1029/RS016i006p01355.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 MAR 1981
- Manuscript Received: 24 OCT 1980
Observed electromagnetic wave depolarization in forward propagation due to precipitation in a short-term period tends to distribute statistically about some mean level of depolarization. Using a special Rayleigh depolarization model, we have analyzed the statistical scatter of the cross-polarization discrimination (XPD) of the received signal and found an approximate normal model with a standard deviation of approximately 4.34 dB about the mean, independent of all the parameters of the radio link.