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Measurements of 20/30 GHz amplitude scintillations. Dependence of the statistics upon the ground station measuring parameters

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The detectability and accurate measurement of amplitude scintillations can be heavily dependent upon the instrumentation and procedures. Basic design equations are first summarized. The influence of the available C/N0 and the post-detection filtering are analyzed in the context of ensuring a margin M for variance and spectrum estimation. Aperture smoothing effects are analyzed in detail and a simple method for cross path wind measurements is described. Dynamic aspects such as zero crossings and fade durations are reviewed and a method is given to determine the hysteresis range for level crossing analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOlympus Utilisation Conference - Proceedings of an International Conference
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 1989
EventOlympus Utilisation Conference - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 12 May 198914 May 1989


ConferenceOlympus Utilisation Conference

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