Elliptical Polarized Radio Wave Decay in Land Communication Links

Yehuda Ben-Shimol, Nathan Blaunstein, Christos Christodoulou

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The topic of depolarization in terrestrial wireless communication links has been poorly researched even for technologies beyond 4G. The main source of knowledge to this field are the Stokes parameters and various experimental results. Here we present an innovative analytical approach based on the multi-parametric stochastic model, as a combination of vision on radio propagation above built-up terrain and statistical description of main features of the terrain: buildings overlay profile, their density and characteristics, elevation of the transmitter and receiver antennas with respect to obstructions surrounding, etc. The proposed approach provides a sufficient way of predicting depolarization decay of radio waves and allows reducing polarization losses in both-sides terminal antennas, thus achieving cheaper data transmission inside wireless networks. This paper makes use of a wave’s total intensity expression and derives probability distributions for parameters that describe the spatial polarization ellipse, energy distribution along and across directions of propagation, and changes in the shape and spatial orientation of the elliptically polarized wave depending of the terrain features. These equations are based on a new physical vision on the Stokes parameters and on the test results accounting for usually used real data of mixed-residential and sub-urban/urban radio communication links.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Networking in the Digital Transformation Age - Approaches, Protocols, Platforms, Best Practices, and Energy Efficiency
EditorsMikhailo Klymash, Mykola Beshley, Andriy Luntovskyy, Igor Melnyk, Alexander Schill
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9783031249624
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023
EventIEEE lnternational Conference on Advanced Trends in Radioelectronics, Telecommunications and Computer Engineering, TCSET 2022 - Lviv-Slavske, Ukraine
Duration: 22 Feb 202226 Feb 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume965 LNEE
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


ConferenceIEEE lnternational Conference on Advanced Trends in Radioelectronics, Telecommunications and Computer Engineering, TCSET 2022


  • Depolarization
  • Incoherent component of intensity
  • Stoke’s parameters
  • Urban area

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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