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Ka band Scintillation Results: Meteorological Dependencies and Modelling

Rocha, A. ; Teixeira, R.

Ka band Scintillation Results: Meteorological Dependencies and Modelling, Proc European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Edimburgh, United Kingdom, Vol. 1, pp. 313 - 316, November, 2007.

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Abstract
The paper presents new scintillation statistical results measured at Ka-band in the Iberian peninsula, where data is relatively scarce. The receiver is installed at Aveiro (8ºW, 40.5ºN), Portugal, and is pointed to HotBird-6 satellite. The data was collected at a rate of 8S/s during one full year. Results for cumulative distribution of scintillation amplitude (fades and enhancements), scintillation intensity and diurnal variation are presented. The performance of some well known models in the literature -ITU, Karasawa and van de Kamp- are evaluated against the experimental data.