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Rain induced attenuation studies for V-band satellite communication in tropical region

Badron, Khairayu and Ismail, Ahmad Fadzil and Din, Jafri and Abdul Rahman, Tharek (2011) Rain induced attenuation studies for V-band satellite communication in tropical region. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 73 (5-6). pp. 601-610. ISSN 1364-6826

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Abstract

Satellite communications operating at 10 GHz and above in the tropics suffer severe signal degradation due to rain. Attenuation due to rain at 38 GHz had been measured for a period of 20 months in Malaysia. Analyses carried out include seasonal variations, diurnal effects and the annual cumulative distributions. Obtained results were compared with several established prediction models including the ITU-R. The rain fade characteristics were also investigated in determining the levels of signal loss and fading. In addition, the studies highlight several potential fade mitigation techniques that can be embarked. These fundamental apprehensions are very critical for future earth space communication link design and can be exploited as preliminary groundwork plan for the researchers as well as engineers.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5457/2962
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rain attenuation; V-band satellite communication system Fade duration; Inter-fade interval; Tropical region
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: Ir. Dr. Ahmad Fadzil Ismail
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 14:23
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2013 11:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2962

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