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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
  • Rain
  • rainfall
Date of Defense 1985-06-05
Availability restricted
Abstract
Rain 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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