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Prediction of signal attenuation due to duststorms using mie scattering

Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Elabdin, Zain and Elshaikh, Omer and Khalifa, Othman Omran and Alam, A. H. M. Zahirul and Khan, Sheroz and Naji, Ahmed Wathik (2010) Prediction of signal attenuation due to duststorms using mie scattering. IIUM Engineering Journal, 11 (1). pp. 71-87. ISSN 1511-788X

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Abstract

The present trend in radio design calls for the use of frequencies above 40 GHz for short links carrying wide-band digital communication signals. In order to utilize the new frequency band efficiently, signal attenuation studies due to duststorms is needed urgently for desert areas. This paper presents a mathematical model which has been developed to predict the signal attenuation due to duststorm. The proposed model enables the convenient calculation of the signal path attenuation based on Mie solution of Maxwell's equations for the scattering of electromagnetic wave by dust particles. The predicted values from the proposed mathematical model are compared with the measured values observed in Saudi Arabia and Sudan and show relatively close agreement.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3802/2255
Uncontrolled Keywords: Signal Attenuation, Duststorm, Mathematical Model, Duststorm Visibility.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T10.5 Communication of technical information
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Othman O. Khalifa
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2011 15:23
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2012 08:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2255

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