Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/608492
Title:
MODELING OF THE SURFACE ATTENUATION EFFECTS OF RAIN ON COMPOSITE ANTENNA STRUCTURES AT KA-BAND
Author:
Borsholm, Atle
Advisor:
Horan, Stephen
Affiliation:
New Mexico State University
Issue Date:
1999-10
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
During the NASA Ka-band propagation experiment it was discovered that rainwater on the antenna caused significant attenuation. It is necessary to estimate the losses caused by water on the antenna in order to separate these losses from the atmospheric propagation losses. A prediction model is developed for losses caused by rainwater on a satellite dish antenna. The model is based entirely on physical parameters including elevation angle, dish diameter, focal length, properties of present coating layers, feed window properties, frequency, polarization, water temperature and rain rate. The prediction model is implemented using Matlab and has been tested against experimental data.
Keywords:
Wet antenna effects; Ka-band propagation; surface attenuation modeling
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleMODELING OF THE SURFACE ATTENUATION EFFECTS OF RAIN ON COMPOSITE ANTENNA STRUCTURES AT KA-BANDen_US
dc.contributor.authorBorsholm, Atleen
dc.contributor.advisorHoran, Stephenen
dc.contributor.departmentNew Mexico State Universityen
dc.date.issued1999-10en
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractDuring the NASA Ka-band propagation experiment it was discovered that rainwater on the antenna caused significant attenuation. It is necessary to estimate the losses caused by water on the antenna in order to separate these losses from the atmospheric propagation losses. A prediction model is developed for losses caused by rainwater on a satellite dish antenna. The model is based entirely on physical parameters including elevation angle, dish diameter, focal length, properties of present coating layers, feed window properties, frequency, polarization, water temperature and rain rate. The prediction model is implemented using Matlab and has been tested against experimental data.en
dc.subjectWet antenna effectsen
dc.subjectKa-band propagationen
dc.subjectsurface attenuation modelingen
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/608492en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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