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Attenuation Properties of Dusty Media Using Mie Scattering Solution

By Sami M. Sharif
Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 43, 9-18, 2015


A more realistic model is developed to predict the specific attenuation when electromagnetic signals propagate through dusty media (dust storms). The model is based on Mie approximation for the scattering of electromagnetic signal by a spherical particle. Variation of the dust particles dimensions is considered in this model. Reliable published values for dust dielectric constant are used for computations over the frequency range from 2 GHz to 100 GHz, (i.e. S-band, X band, K-band, Ka-band, Ku-band and W-band). The model outcome is compared with the results from other models suggested in literature. The effect of air humidity on specific attenuation is also investigated.


Sami M. Sharif, "Attenuation Properties of Dusty Media Using Mie Scattering Solution," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 43, 9-18, 2015.


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