Forest vegetation Interaction with L-band Satellite Signals

Vladimir Podoprigora, Anatoly Sorokin, A.K. Sagatelian, L.G. Sverdlik, V.B. Kashkin, M.V. Noskov, G.M. Tsibulsky, E.A. Lupyan, V.I. Kharuk
2019 E3S Web of Conferences  
A method for calculating the electro-physical parameters of forest vegetation cover interacting with the signals of navigation satellites in the frequency bands 1.2-1.6 GHz is proposed. A technique for the experimental measurement of linear attenuation coefficient of satellite signals on test areas of canopies was developed, taking into account their calibration at the input. The proposed forest vegetation model describes the group of crowns as a system of quasi spherical "capsules", located
more » ... psules", located chaotically in the air matrix. The scattering and penetration cross sections and the coefficient of linear attenuation of radio waves were calculated using the approximation of anomalous diffraction for crowns and the results of solving the diffraction problem for trunks. The effects of multiple scattering were taken into account.
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/20197501007 fatcat:vo65cr3eqvg23euh6vctjqg2lm