Results of the VPI&SU COMSTAR Experiment
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1982 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 17, Issue 6, pages 1349–1359, November-December 1982
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1982), Results of the VPI&SU COMSTAR Experiment, Radio Sci., 17(6), 1349–1359, doi:10.1029/RS017i006p01349., , , , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 JUL 1982
- Manuscript Received: 22 APR 1982
This paper summarizes annual and cumulative attenuation data, depolarization data, and associated local rain rate distributions obtained with the COMSTAR family of 19.04- and 28.56-GHz satellite beacons during the years 1977–1981. It discusses the relationships between attenuation and rain rate and between attenuation and depolarization, compares measured data on the joint distribution of attenuation and depolarization, and examines the limitations that propagation effects will impose on future 20/30-GHz satellite communications systems.