Rain-induced bistatic scattering at 60 GHz

Robert Watson, H T van der Zanden, Mhaj Herben

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The 60 GHz oxygen absorption band has been of particular interest in recent years for short-hop links between buildings in dense urban environments. The high oxygen attenuation in this band, typically in the range 12-16 dB km(-1), limits its practical use for longer links and for Earth-space communications. However, the high attenuation results in very short frequency-reuse distances making these systems extremely well suited for high link-density deployments. However when rain falls on a link it may act as a coupling mechanism causing interference on adjacent line-of-sight links. In this paper we study the effects of rain-induced bistatic scattering on 60 GHz links and its potential impact on link planning and assignment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuCAP 2009- 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Place of PublicationNew York, U. S. A.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424447534
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009
Event3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation - EUCAP, 2009 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 23 Mar 200927 Mar 2009


Conference3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation - EUCAP, 2009


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