September 1992 | NTIA Technical Report TR-92-287
Peter B. Papazian; David L. Jones; Richard H. Espeland
Abstract: Wideband propagation measurements were made in a pecan orchard in Texas during April and August of 1990 to examine the propagation characteristics of millimeter–wave signals through vegetation. Measurements were made on tree obstructed paths with and without leaves. The study presents narrowband attenuation data at 9.6 and 28.8 GHz as well as wideband impulse response measurements at 30.3 GHz. The wideband probe (Violette et al., 1983), provides amplitude and delay of reflected and scattered signals and bit-error rate. This is accomplished using a 500 MBit/sec pseudo–random code to BPSK modulate a 28.8 GHz carrier. The channel impulse response is then extracted by cross correlating the received pseudo–random sequence with a locally generated replica.
Keywords: impulse response; attenuation; wideband; vegetation; delay spread; millimeter-wave propagation
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