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Dust-storm induced cross-polarization at MMW dands in Northern Nigeria

Musa, A.A and Bashir, Saad Osman and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Khalifa, Othman Omran (2012) Dust-storm induced cross-polarization at MMW dands in Northern Nigeria. In: International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE 2012), 3-5 July 2012, Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Sand and Dust storms have the potentiality of causing microwave degradation for substantial percentage of time which can lead to drop in the availability and quality of services rendered by communication systems. This paper investigates induced cross-polarization by dust storms at MMW bands. It introduces a model factor to calculate phase shift and attenuation which are to be used as inputs to cross-polarization discrimination (XPD) computation. A parametric analysis of sand and dust storm in northern Nigeria was carried out and its effect on MMW band propagation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6501/28965
Uncontrolled Keywords: cross-polarisation , differential attenuation , differential phase shift , dust storms , worst-month propagation statistics
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices > TK7885 Computer engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Saad O Bashir
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2013 10:14
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2013 14:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28965

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