Application of a statistical raindrop canting angle model on terrestrial and satellite links
Abstract
A statistical model estimating the mean and standard deviation of each dropsize canting angle, assuming Gaussian cantingangle distributions is presented. The model utilises the onedimensional energy spectrum of horizontal turbulence given by Smith (1975) and, using the differential equation for the horizontaldrop movement, it calculates the mean and standard deviation of each dropsize canting angle. Comparison with Saunders's (1971) work shows good agreement. Application of the model to terrestrial nd satellite links shows that, for rain alone, the crosspolarisationdiscrimination variations for satellite paths are much higher than in the terrestrial case, and that the crosspolarisationdiscrimination mean values are lower for terrestrial paths.
 Publication:

IEE Proceedings F: Communications Radar and Signal Processing
 Pub Date:
 April 1985
 Bibcode:
 1985IPCRS.132..119H
 Keywords:

 Atmospheric Effects;
 Cross Polarization;
 Microwave Transmission;
 Raindrops;
 Satellite Transmission;
 Statistical Analysis;
 Angular Distribution;
 Depolarization;
 Microwave Attenuation;
 Radio Relay Systems;
 Transmission Loss;
 Communications and Radar