By Topic

Estimation of the Radio Refractivity Gradient From Diffraction Loss Measurements

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Otakar Jicha ; Department of Electromagnetic Field, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Praha 6, Czech Republic ; Pavel Pechac ; Vaclav Kvicera ; Martin Grabner

The aim of this paper is to show that the gradient of the vertical radio refractivity profile of air near the ground can be estimated from measurements of electromagnetic wave strength. Diffraction can be used as the basic physical principle for non-line-of-sight radio links, where an obstacle covers some parts of the Fresnel zones, and therefore, the strength of electromagnetic wave is proportional to the ratio of coverage. The method, which is simple and easy to implement, is verified by measured data, and comparisons with meteorological measurements are presented.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  (Volume:51 ,  Issue: 1 )