AuthorBerns, K. L. (Ken)
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AbstractThe utilization of polarization diversity reception to compensate for pattern irregularities of telemetry transmitting antenna systems is examined. Statistical analyses are conducted to compare signal strengths of the orthogonal polarization components of transmitted radio waves. Probability density functions and cumulative distribution functions of transmitting antenna gain patterns are calculated. These statistical functions are used as the basis for comparisons of the quality of recovered signals with and without polarization diversity capabilities at the receiving station. It is concluded that polarization diversity can be used to significantly improve signal quality in the presence of antenna pattern irregularities.
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