Propagation for Space Applications

Authors: Bertram Arbesser-Rastburg

Source: FERMAT, Volume 9, Communications 3, May Jun., 2015

Abstract: The presentation covers the key propagation impairments for fixed and mobile satellite communications as well as for satellite navigation. This includes rain attenuation, cloud attenuation, shadowing and multipath. Specifically for satellite navigation systems the group delay introduced by the troposphere and by the ionosphere is also addressed. For the propagation prediction methods presented a reference is made to the models recommended by ITU-R.

Keywords: Slant path propagation, attenuation, depolarization, group delay, scintillations, troposphere, ionosphere

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Propagation for Space Applications