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A proposed vertical path adjustment factor for dust storm attenuation prediction

Elsheikh, Elfatih A. A. and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Al-Khateeb, Khalid A. Saeed and Alam, A. H. M. Zahirul and Omer Elshaikh, Zain Elabdin (2011) A proposed vertical path adjustment factor for dust storm attenuation prediction. In: 4th International Conference on Mechatronics (ICOM'11), 17-19 May 2011, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

In this paper an adjustment factor which reflects the vertical variation of dust storm (earth satellite links) has been derived based on the analysis of the vertical dust storm behavior. The paper has been divided to four parts. First an introduction to the dust storm phenomena and its effect on microwave signal attenuation. Secondly, observations of the behavior of the vertical dust storm intensity variation. Thirdly, the vertical path adjustment factor has been estimated. Lastly, a conclusion summarized the results and recommended further work. It has been found that the predicted attenuation without the vertical path adjustment factor is much higher than with the vertical path adjustment factor. Therefore, the vertical path adjustment factor will provide optimum utilization for the transmission resources.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3802/3223
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dust storm, microwave link, slant path , vertical path adjustment factor
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2011 09:37
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2012 10:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3223

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