Electromagnetic Propagation at Frequencies above 50 GHz: the Challenge of the Atmosphere
Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany
Proceedings: EuCAP 2009
Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Capsoni, C.; Luini, L.; Paraboni, A.; Riva, C. (Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy)
Nebuloni, R. (IEIIT/CNR, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy)
This contribution is intended to provide a preliminary quantification of the expected atmospheric impairments suffered from a radio wave at frequency above 50 GHz, as it could be theoretically derived by extrapolating the present theoretical and experimental knowledge. We have addressed the role of gases, clouds, scintillation and rain (with emphasis also on the impact of the hydrometeor size distribution) on the attenuation level, the melting layer characteristics and the depolarization of the electromagnetic waves travelling through the atmosphere.