The estimation of water vapor (WV) content in the lowest part of the troposphere is a critical issue which, up to now, cannot be obtained from space measurements with sufficient accuracy. A new technique, which is based on Ku-K band microwave measurements of the differential attenuation of two signals transmitted at closely spaced frequencies, has been recently proposed. In order to prove the effectiveness of this technique a low-cost microwave instrumentation was designed and the first measurements were performed by means of a ground-to-ground link. Instrument design and characteristics, as well the results of the first measurement campaign are presented here.

Toccafondi, A., Puggelli, F., Albani, M., Facheris, L., Cuccoli, F., Macelloni, G., et al. (2019). Atmospheric Integrated Water Vapor Estimation Through Microwave Propagation Measurements Along Ground-To-Air Radio Links. In 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2019 (pp.1-4). New York : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

Atmospheric Integrated Water Vapor Estimation Through Microwave Propagation Measurements Along Ground-To-Air Radio Links

Toccafondi A.;Puggelli F.;Albani M.;
2019

Abstract

The estimation of water vapor (WV) content in the lowest part of the troposphere is a critical issue which, up to now, cannot be obtained from space measurements with sufficient accuracy. A new technique, which is based on Ku-K band microwave measurements of the differential attenuation of two signals transmitted at closely spaced frequencies, has been recently proposed. In order to prove the effectiveness of this technique a low-cost microwave instrumentation was designed and the first measurements were performed by means of a ground-to-ground link. Instrument design and characteristics, as well the results of the first measurement campaign are presented here.
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Toccafondi, A., Puggelli, F., Albani, M., Facheris, L., Cuccoli, F., Macelloni, G., et al. (2019). Atmospheric Integrated Water Vapor Estimation Through Microwave Propagation Measurements Along Ground-To-Air Radio Links. In 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2019 (pp.1-4). New York : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..
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