Results of 11.7-GHz CTS rain attenuation measurements at Waltham, Massachusetts
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1982 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 17, Issue 6, pages 1435–1442, November-December 1982
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1982), Results of 11.7-GHz CTS rain attenuation measurements at Waltham, Massachusetts, Radio Sci., 17(6), 1435–1442, doi:10.1029/RS017i006p01435., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 JUN 1982
- Manuscript Received: 26 APR 1982
Satellite-to-earth rain attenuation at 11.7 GHz was measured at Waltham, Massachusetts (42.4°N, 71.3°W; elevation angle 24°), utilizing the Communications Technology Satellite (CTS) beacon signal. This paper summarizes 29 months of measurements by presenting attenuation and rain rate distributions, fade duration distributions, fading rate distributions, and statistical relationships between attenuation and rain rate. For a two-year statistical base, rain attenuation exceeded 9.7 dB for 0.01% of the time and 2.0 dB for 0.1% of the time.