Theoretical determination of the effects of multiple scattering by hydrometeors in monopulse systems at millimeter wavelengths
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1982 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 17, Issue 6, pages 1598–1606, November-December 1982
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1982), Theoretical determination of the effects of multiple scattering by hydrometeors in monopulse systems at millimeter wavelengths, Radio Sci., 17(6), 1598–1606, doi:10.1029/RS017i006p01598., , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 JUN 1982
- Manuscript Received: 7 JAN 1982
The incoherent radiation incident on a receiving antenna after having been scattered by raindrops can cause some problems in the case of a monopulse system whose directive pattern presents a deep null toward the coherent incoming wave. This null is then filled with incoherent radiation, therefore giving rise to a degradation of the performances of the measuring equipment. In this paper this degradation is theoretically assessed assuming a simplified geometry (a rain cell embedded in stratified rain); the drops are assumed to be of spherical shape, and typical system configurations for the earth station are considered.