Transmission through uniform layer of ice at low-THz frequencies

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Ice formed on a radome is a common scenario for any sensors used in cold outdoor environment. Signal reduction due to presence a uniform layer of ice at low-THz waves is studied theoretically and experimentally in this paper. The reported refractive indices of ice in literature are reviewed and their dependency on temperature is investigated. The uniform layer of ice made of pure-water is produced in an environmental chamber at-7°C. Transmissivity of less than-6 dB and less than-17 dB for 40 mm of ice at 150 GHz and 300 GHz have been measured, respectively. These results show the potential of using low-THz sensor for outdoor applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2017
Subtitle of host publication"A Prime Year for a Prime Event", EuMW 2017 - Conference Proceedings; 14th European Microwave Conference, EURAD 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870491
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2018
Event14th European Microwave Conference, EURAD 2017 - Nuremburg, Germany
Duration: 11 Oct 201713 Oct 2017


Conference14th European Microwave Conference, EURAD 2017


  • ice
  • Low-THz wave
  • refractive index
  • transmissvity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation


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