Characteristic wave diversity in Near Vertical Incidence Skywave propagation

Ben A. Witvliet, Erik van Maanen, George J. Petersen, Albert J. Westenberg, Marinus Jan Bentum, Cornelis H. Slump, Roelof Schiphorst

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    In Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) propagation, effective diversity reception can be realized using a dual channel receiver and a dual polarization antenna with polarization matched to the (left hand and right hand) circular polarization of the characteristic waves propagating in the ionosphere. This paper presents measurements on NVIS-signals received via ionospheric F-layer reflection using a dual circular polarization receive antenna, demonstrating a reduction of the fading margin by 8-11 dB over a single circular polarization antenna. The measurements where performed at a mid-latitude location in the Northern hemisphere, over a distance of 110 km.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP2015)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Antennas & Propagation Society
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-88-907018-5-6
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2015
    Event9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 13 Apr 201517 Apr 2015
    Conference number: 9

    Publication series

    PublisherIEEE Antennas & Propagation Society


    Conference9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015
    Abbreviated titleEuCAP
    Internet address


    • EWI-26026
    • METIS-315595
    • IR-99325


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