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Wind influence on radio waves propagating through vegetation at 1.8 GHz

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2 Author(s)
Hashim, M.H. ; Centre for Commun. Syst. Res., Univ. of Surrey, Guildford, UK ; Stavrou, S.

The impact of moving vegetation on propagating radio waves under the influence of wind had been investigated. It was found that the fast-fading component of the vegetation-shadowed signal, originating from a line-of-sight (LOS) transmitter, resembles a Rician distribution. From the measured data, a new empirical model at 1.8 GHz of the Rician k-factor has been proposed. The model characterizes the dynamic impact of the wind influence for radio waves propagating through vegetation. The proposed model was then assessed against a different set of measured data and was found to be in close agreement.

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Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE  (Volume:4 )

Date of Publication:

2005

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