Analysis of radio link measurements from the TAPS2013 (tropical atmospheric propagation studies) distributed transmit-receive radio link network experiment

Hedley J. Hansen, Andrew S. Kulessa, Manik Attygalle, Warren Marwood, G. Knight, Brian Jones, Jorg M. Hacker

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    Abstract

    The reliable prediction of RF system performance depends on the morphology of the tropospheric environment. For instance, the performance of systems, operating at frequencies above 10 GHz, are particularly affected by hydrometeor scattering and molecular resonance processes occurring in the moist and unstable sea surface air. In addition, the turbulent transport processes occurring near the sea surface have a major influence in predicting communication and radar system performance. Evaporation ducts arise from such processes near the sea surface and therefore their characterization require humidity gradient measurements which are difficult to obtain at low heights. Successful implementations of Parabolic Equation Modelling (PEM) for predicting propagation rely on knowing the refractive index at very low heights.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2015 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2015 - Proceedings
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Electronic)9781479978175
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2015
    EventUSNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2015 - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 19 Jul 201524 Jul 2015

    Publication series

    Name2015 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2015 - Proceedings

    Conference

    ConferenceUSNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2015
    CountryCanada
    CityVancouver
    Period19/07/1524/07/15

    Keywords

    • RF system performance
    • tropospheric environment
    • parabolic equation modelling
    • tropical atmospheric propagation studies (TAPS2013)
    • radio link measurements
    • molecular resonance
    • hydrometeor scattering

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    Hansen, H. J., Kulessa, A. S., Attygalle, M., Marwood, W., Knight, G., Jones, B., & Hacker, J. M. (2015). Analysis of radio link measurements from the TAPS2013 (tropical atmospheric propagation studies) distributed transmit-receive radio link network experiment. In 2015 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2015 - Proceedings [7303567] (2015 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2015 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/USNC-URSI.2015.7303567