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A Practical Deconvolution Antenna Method to Retrieve Scattering Profile in Complex Random Media - A Vegetation Case Study at 28 GHz

Leonor, N. ; Fernandes, T. ; Caldeirinha, Rafael

A Practical Deconvolution Antenna Method to Retrieve Scattering Profile in Complex Random Media - A Vegetation Case Study at 28 GHz, Proc European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Copenhagen, Denmark, Vol. , pp. - , March, 2020.

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Abstract
This paper presents a method to improve the extraction the Radiative Energy Transfer (RET) theory input parameters for application in vegetation attenuation modeling. The input parameters for this model, which are extracted from specific measurement data, are normally influenced by the radiation pattern of the receiver antenna. A new method to improve the accuracy of the scattering function parameters obtained from measurements is presented. This method is based on the prior analysis of the antenna's radiation pattern distortion while measuring the scattering function, allowing the development of calibration curves, to correct the distorted propagation parameters. The proposed method was tested with measurements conducted inside an anechoic chamber, using real small indoor trees, mimicking a forest scenario using various different receiver antennas at 28 GHz, and the model accuracy improvement was assessed at various vegetation depths.