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Preliminary analysis of Ku-Band rain fade data for earth-to-satellite path measured in Malaysia

Hassan , Dao and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Al-Khateeb, Khalid A. Saeed and Khan, Sheroz Khan (2011) Preliminary analysis of Ku-Band rain fade data for earth-to-satellite path measured in Malaysia. In: 17th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC 2011), 2-5 October 2011, Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The dynamic characteristics of rain fade slope are one of the important factors in the determination of the earth-to-space communication system availability. It is also useful in the design of the fade countermeasures. This paper investigates the rain fade slope which is one of the main features of fade dynamics with 0.1s, 0.5s, 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s sampling time intervals. The rain fade slope model proposed by the ITU-R was compared with the corresponding statistics obtained from rain attenuation data measured using MEASAT3 downlink at Ku-band in Malaysia during May 2010 – June 2011. Significant discrepancies have been observed between the measured fade slope data and that predicted by the ITU-R prediction model with different sampling time interval.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3802/18082
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rain fade slope, microwave link, rain attenuation
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 14:03
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2012 14:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/18082

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