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Joint Results of 20 GHz Recent Earth-Space Propagation Experiments in Canada and Europe

Amaya, C. A ; Rocha, A. ; Nguyen, T.Ngu ; Riera, J. M. R. ; Benarroch, A. Benarroch ; Garcia-del-Pino, P. G.

Joint Results of 20 GHz Recent Earth-Space Propagation Experiments in Canada and Europe, Proc European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Rome, Italy, Vol. *, pp. * - *, April, 2011.

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Abstract
Propagation effects such as rain attenuation or the
influence of gases and clouds cause deeper fades in the Ka-band
than at lower frequencies. Communication systems provide
means to mitigate such propagation impairments, but a better
experimental characterization of propagation effects can lead to
better design and operation of fade mitigation techniques (FMT).
In this collaborative paper, the main results of four long-term
propagation campaigns are presented. The experiments are
carried out in Ottawa, Canada (satellite Anik F2), Aveiro,
Portugal, Madrid, Spain and Toulouse, France (satellite HotBird
6 in the last three cases).