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Multipath Propagation

When a signal is received via different paths and dispersed over time.


Multipath propagation in radio communications is when radio signals arrive to an antenna via more than one path. The paths may deliver the signal at different times. The multipath propagation is caused by a skipping, reflecting, or refracting of the signal when comes in contact with parts of the atmosphere (such as atmospheric ducts and the ionosphere), bodies of water, geological features such as mountains, and buildings.

Multipath propagation can cause interference and fading of the signal.