2002 Annual

Monday, 14 January 2002
Atmospheric attenuation, a review
James J. Stagliano Jr., Enterprise Electronics Corporation, Enterprise, AL; and J. Helvin, J. L. Alford, and D. Nelson
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Atmospheric attenuation is a rate at which atmospheric gasses absorb energy from a beam, effectively reducing the beamís energy. The correction for this attenuation is the addition of the product of the atmospheric attenuation coefficient and the range. The atmospheric attenuation coefficient is a factor based upon the transmission frequency of the radar. This paper reviews the theory surrounding the atmospheric attenuation and develops a functional relation for determining the atmospheric attenuation coefficient.

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