Using GPS to measure ground complex permittivity

Kavak A. , Vogel W., Xu G.

ELECTRONICS LETTERS, vol.34, no.3, pp.254-255, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1049/el:19980180
  • Title of Journal : ELECTRONICS LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.254-255


In personal satellite communications, ground specular reflection may be received along with the direct signal. To characterise this effect at L-band, fade measurements were taken over grass and asphalt surfaces using a GPS receiver. By matching experimental results to a simulation, ground electrical characteristics were derived, showing a novel method for their measurement.