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Rain-Induced Bistatic Scattering at 60 GHz

  • Henry T. vander Zanden1, 2Email author,
  • Robert J. Watson2 and
  • Matti H. A. J. Herben1
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20072007:053203

Received: 27 June 2006

Accepted: 15 January 2007

Published: 22 March 2007


This paper presents the results of a study into the modeling and prediction of rain-induced bistatic scattering at 60 GHz. The bistatic radar equation together with Mie theory is applied as the basis for calculating the scattering. Together with the attenuation induced by the medium before and after scattering, the received scattered power can be calculated at a given path geometry and known orientations of transmit and receive antennas. The model results are validated by comparison with published measurements. Finally, recommendations are made for future deployments of 60 GHz infrastructure.


Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Bath


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