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Prediction of slant path rain propagation statistics using dual-polarized radar

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4 Author(s)
Stutzman, W.L. ; Bradley Dept. of Electr. Eng., Virginia Polytech. Inst. & State Univ., Blacksburg, VA, USA ; Pratt, T. ; Bostian, C.W. ; Porter, R.E.

The authors conducted a year-long experiment in which a dual-polarized S-band radar probed the volume surrounding two 11.45-GHz satellite downlink paths during rain. Accuracy was assessed by comparison to directly measured link attenuation with two 11-GHz beacon receivers 7.3-km apart at an 18.5° elevation angle, one colocated with the radar. Drop size distributions calculated from the radar horizontal reflectivity (ZH) and differential reflectivity (ZDR) measurements were used to predict 11.45-GHz satellite beacon attenuations. The radar-predicted attenuations and those measured on the radio links agree, both on an event basis and in terms of annual cumulative distributions

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Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 9 )