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Measurement of Rain Attenuation in Terahertz Wave Range

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Rain attenuation at 355.2 GHz in the terahertz wave range was measured with our new 355.2 GHz measuring system under rainfall intensities up to 25 mm/hr. Rain attenuation coefficients were also calculated using four raindrop-size distributions, e Marshall-Palmer (M-P), Best, Polyakova-Shifrin (P-S) and Weibull distributions, and using a specific rain attenuation model for prediction methods recommended by ITU-R. Measurements of a terahertz wave taken at 355.2 GHz were compared with our calculations. Results showed that the propagation experiment was in very good agreement with a calculation from a specific attenuation model for use in prediction method recommended by ITU-R.

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S. Ishii, S. Sayama and T. Kamei, "Measurement of Rain Attenuation in Terahertz Wave Range," Wireless Engineering and Technology, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2011, pp. 119-124. doi: 10.4236/wet.2011.23017.

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