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Rain cancellation deterioration due to surface reflections in ground-mapping radars using circular polarization

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1 Author(s)
R. Kalafus ; DOT/Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA, USA

Ground mapping radars such as those encountered in airport surface traffic control use circular polarization to reduce the effects of rain clutter. The effectiveness of circular polarization is reduced significantly by ground reflections. Calculations are presented for representative cases.

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IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 2 )