• Antenna Gain Pattern Effects on Multipath Interference in Aeronautical Telemetering

      Rice, Michael; Friend, Daniel H.; Brigham Young University (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1997-10)
      This paper examines the effect of antenna gain pattern on multipath fades for a typical aeronautical telemetry system. Assuming a parabolic reflector antenna at the tracking station and a single specular reflection as the source of multipath, an expression for the fade depth which incorporates the attenuating effects of the antenna gain pattern is derived. A representative example is presented which demonstrates the utility of the expressions derived.