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dc.contributor.authorDishman, William Keithen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:39:49Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:39:49Zen
dc.date.issued1982-03-05en
dc.identifier.otheretd-06112009-063419en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33525en
dc.description.abstractAn easy to use model for calculating rain attenuation along earth-space millimeter wave communications links is proposed. The model computes attenuation as a function of point rainfall intensity for a given frequency, path elevation angle, and earth station latitude and altitude. Estimates of the attenuation distribution can be made by coupling the model with a cumulative rainfall intensity distribution. In addition to the presentation of a new model, a review of the basic concepts of attenuation modeling is presented. This review includes the relationship between attenuation and rainfall intensity (specific attenuation), and the statistics of point rainfall intensity. A summary of many other attenuation models is also given. The model is compared to measured data from many satellite beacon experiments. Comparisons are also presented between the proposed model and several other attenuation models.en
dc.format.extentiv, 220 pages, 1 unnumbered leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 08421223en
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1982.D573.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1982.D573en
dc.subject.lcshMillimeter wavesen
dc.titleEstimation of rain attenuation on earth-space millimeter wave communications linksen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeechairStutzman, Warren L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBostian, Charles W.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBesieris, Ioannis M.en
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06112009-063419/en
dc.date.sdate2009-06-11en
dc.date.rdate2009-06-11en
dc.date.adate2009-06-11en


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