Analysis and Modelling of Multi-Channel Millimetric Wave Propagation Measurements in a Tropical Littoral Environment

Hedley J. Hansen, Manik Attygalle, Alex Vanderklugt, Alex Baldock, Keith Mason, Andrew S. Kulessa, Jorg M. Hacker, Stephen J. Salamon, Martin Veasey

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Abstract

Anomalous propagation of microwave and millimetric radiation in the surface boundary layer makes assessment of radio wave systems difficult and subject to significant error due the variability of meteorological parameters. The validation of models relies on trials that involve ships moving with sensors recording meteorological parameters, on paths where coordinating radio link and radar experiments are operating. The Tropical Air-Sea Propagation Study (TAPS) held near Lucinda North Queensland was such a study. This paper presents an analysis of microwave and millimetric wave (9, 17 and 35 GHz) transmit-receive link measurements recorded during TAPS for the period when BPSK modulated waveforms were being transmitted to ranges well beyond the radar horizon. The radio wave propagation measurements described are used to investigate the suitability of using Fourier-Split-Step 2-D parabolic equation methods for modelling microwave and millimetric propagation in sea surface environments. The limitations of these methods used for predicting wave propagation are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Radar, RADAR 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538672174, 9781538672167
ISBN (Print)9781538672181
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 International Conference on Radar, RADAR 2018 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 27 Aug 201831 Aug 2018

Publication series

Name2018 International Conference on Radar, RADAR 2018

Conference

Conference2018 International Conference on Radar, RADAR 2018
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period27/08/1831/08/18

Keywords

  • atmospheric effects
  • microwave millimetric wave propagation
  • parabolic equation modelling
  • phenomenology
  • sea surface

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    Hansen, H. J., Attygalle, M., Vanderklugt, A., Baldock, A., Mason, K., Kulessa, A. S., Hacker, J. M., Salamon, S. J., & Veasey, M. (2018). Analysis and Modelling of Multi-Channel Millimetric Wave Propagation Measurements in a Tropical Littoral Environment. In 2018 International Conference on Radar, RADAR 2018 [8557314] (2018 International Conference on Radar, RADAR 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/RADAR.2018.8557314