Ka-band propagation measurements from the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS)

@article{Beaver1994KabandPM,
  title={Ka-band propagation measurements from the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS)},
  author={John Beaver and Joseph Turk and Viswanathan N. Bringi},
  journal={Proceedings of IGARSS '94 - 1994 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium},
  year={1994},
  volume={1},
  pages={79-81 vol.1}
}
In September 1993, the NASA Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) was deployed into stationary orbit, near 100/spl deg/W longitude by the Space Shuttle Discovery. ACTS supports both communication and propagation experiments using two beacons, one at 20.185 GHz and another at 27.505 GHz, where rain attenuation and tropospheric scintillations will significantly affect new technologies proposed for this spectrum. Heavy rain at Ka-band can easily produce 20 dB of attenuation along the… CONTINUE READING

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