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Ice crystals and raindrop canting angle affecting the performance of a satellite system suffering from differential rain attenuation and cross-polarization

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dc.contributor.author Kanellopoulos, JD en
dc.contributor.author Panagopoulos, AD en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:16:38Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:16:38Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en
dc.identifier.issn 0048-6604 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14130
dc.subject Cross Polarization en
dc.subject.classification Geochemistry & Geophysics en
dc.subject.classification Instruments & Instrumentation en
dc.subject.classification Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences en
dc.subject.classification Remote Sensing en
dc.subject.classification Telecommunications en
dc.subject.other Crosstalk en
dc.subject.other Electromagnetic wave polarization en
dc.subject.other Ice en
dc.subject.other Mathematical models en
dc.subject.other Natural frequencies en
dc.subject.other Numerical analysis en
dc.subject.other Radio interference en
dc.subject.other Rain en
dc.subject.other Cross polarization en
dc.subject.other Ice crystals en
dc.subject.other Rain attenuation en
dc.subject.other Raindrop canting angle effects en
dc.subject.other Satellite communication systems en
dc.title Ice crystals and raindrop canting angle affecting the performance of a satellite system suffering from differential rain attenuation and cross-polarization en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1029/1999RS002290 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/1999RS002290 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2001 en
heal.abstract For frequencies above 10 GHz, which are of high importance in current satellite systems, interference is mainly aggravated because of the following reasons: potentially existing differential rain attenuation along the wanted and interfering paths as well as depolarization induced by the rainfall medium. The latter source concerns, of course, satellite systems using the frequency-sharing technique. In the present paper an already proposed method to predict the degradation of the carrier-to-interference (C/I) ratio due to the above sources is properly modified by taking into account ice crystals arid raindrop canting angle effects. The novel assumptions reflect upon the more accurate estimation of cross-polarization discrimination and thus contribute to the reliable design of the system being interfered with. The present results are compared with the so far existing ones. The sensitivity of various parameters affecting the interference performance of the system is investigated. As a general conclusion, the inclusion of the ice crystals along with the raindrop canting angle effects may be of importance in some cases, such as the operation in the K band combined with the circular incident polarization, for the accurate estimation of the degradation of the total (C/I) ratio. en
heal.publisher AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION en
heal.journalName Radio Science en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1029/1999RS002290 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000171570900009 en
dc.identifier.volume 36 en
dc.identifier.issue 5 en
dc.identifier.spage 927 en
dc.identifier.epage 940 en


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