Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Friberg, Carol Diane URN etd-11152013-040252 Title Preliminary processing and evaluation of radar measurements in satellite-path propagation research Degree Master of Science Department Electrical Engineering Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title C. W. Bostian Committee Chair I. M. Besieris Committee Member T. Pratt Committee Member Keywords
Date of Defense 1985-06-05 Availability restricted AbstractRain and other precipitation cause attenuation and depolarization of high
frequency satellite signals. Some characteristics of rain can be measured
by dual-polarized radar. These characteristics can then be used to predict
the effects of the rain on satellite·path propagation.
This thesis describes briefly the theory of radar and satellite link measurements. Methods for calibrating the equipment and deriving actual
experimental values from measured power are presented in detail. A set of computer programs to approximately predict radar and link values from measured rain rate are developed. Predicted and measured values may then a be compared by a researcher to evaluate system operation and assess the importance of the event data. A discussion of the use of sampled data
and these comparisons concludes the report.
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