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Rain fade analysis for practical free space optic link in tropical region

Al-Khateeb, Wajdi Fawzi Mohammed and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Myat , Tun Oo (2011) Rain fade analysis for practical free space optic link in tropical region. In: 4th International Conference on Mechatronics (ICOM'11), 17-19 May 2011, Kuala Lumpur.

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Attenuation due to rainfall can severely degrade the FSO links operating under tropical weather. It restricts the distance of FSO communication systems and limits the availability for line-of-sight terrestrial link. Practical FSO link has been setup, monitored and analyzed. A commercially available FSO system was installed at 800 m length together with rain fall intensity measurement facility at IIUM Kuala Lumpur campus. This paper is focused on the effect of rain on the FSO link. The rain attenuation on link has been synchronized in real time with rain fall intensity meter to enable link measurement. The measured rain intensity data was used to compare with ITU-R rain attenuation prediction model to validate the model. The measured rain attenuation on link was compared with that predicted by ITU-R prediction model recommended for the microwave link

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 2099/3181
Uncontrolled Keywords: FSO, availability prediction, rain intensity
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2011 15:44
Last Modified: 08 May 2012 10:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3181

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