Improving atmospheric path attenuation estimates for radio propagation applications by microwave radiometric profiling
Ayham Alyosef,Domenico Cimini,Lorenzo Luini,Carlo Riva,Frank S. Marzano,Marianna Biscarini,Luca Milani,Antonio Martellucci,Sabrina Gentile,Saverio T. Nilo,Francesco Di Paola,Ayman Alkhateeb,and Filomena Romano
CETEMPS, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, 67100, Italy
Telecommunication is based on the propagation of radio signals through the atmosphere. The signal power diminishes along the path due to atmospheric attenuation, which needs to be estimated to be accounted for. In a study funded by the European Space Agency, we demonstrate an innovative method improving atmospheric attenuation estimates from ground-based radiometric measurements by 10–30 %. More accurate atmospheric attenuation estimates imply better telecommunication services in the future.
Telecommunication is based on the propagation of radio signals through the atmosphere. The...