Site diversity advantage as a function of spacing and satellite elevation angle, derived from dual-polarization radar data
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1984 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 19, Issue 1, pages 231–237, January-February 1984
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1984), Site diversity advantage as a function of spacing and satellite elevation angle, derived from dual-polarization radar data, Radio Sci., 19(1), 231–237, doi:10.1029/RS019i001p00231., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 MAY 1983
- Manuscript Received: 18 OCT 1982
A description is given of the application of dual-polarization radar (linear, copolar transmit and receive) to estimate the site diversity advantage achieved by two hypothetical satellite receiving stations when attenuation by rain is present on the earth-satellite path. The site diversity advantage is computed at 11.6 GHz for satellite elevation angles of 10°, 20°, and 30°, and for numerous spacings between the two receivers. The data collection scheme is described, and the limitations of the statistics discussed. A description is given of the computation, from the radar data, of the total path attenuation caused by rain cells and the problems of applying these techniques are discussed.