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Effects of rain intensity variation on rain attenuation prediction for Free Space Optics (FSO) links

Ahmad Zabidi, Suriza and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Al-Khateeb, Wajdi Fawzi Mohammed and Naji, Ahmed Wathik (2012) Effects of rain intensity variation on rain attenuation prediction for Free Space Optics (FSO) links. In: International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE 2012), 3-5 July 2012, Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Free Space Optics (FSO) link have capabilities of providing optical communications similar to fiber optics based communications. However, the operational status of an FSO link is highly weather dependent which hampered the FSO link with feasibility issue. Among the major effect on FSO links under local weather condition is due to attenuation of heavy rainfall. Attenuation due to rainfall can restrict the path length of communication systems at frequencies above 10 GHz. The studies on the effect of rain intensity variation have been proposed by many models based on the radio wave propagation at centimeter or millimeter wavelength. Among the models are Lin Model, Moupfouma Model, Assis Model, Dissanayake and Allnutt Model, ITU Model, Abdulrahman Model and Silva Mello Model. The objective of this research to investigate the effect of rain intensity variation on the rain attenuation prediction for FSO links.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3802/27686
Uncontrolled Keywords: Free Space Optics (FSO), Rain Intensity Variation, Effective path length, reduction factors
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: 28 Dec 2012 15:25
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2013 08:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27686

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