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The effect of particle size distributions on dust storm attenuation prediction for microwave propagation

Elsheikh, Elfatih A. A. and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Alam, A. H. M. Zahirul and Ismail, Ahmad Fadzil and Al-Khateeb, Khalid A. Saeed and Elabdin, Zain (2010) The effect of particle size distributions on dust storm attenuation prediction for microwave propagation. In: International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE 2010), 11-13 May 2010, Kuala Lumpur.

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Dust storm effect on microwave signal attenuation has attracted many researchers recently. Many prediction models have been developed in order to predict microwave signal attenuation during the dust storm. Most of the dust storm prediction models have ignored the variation of the particle size inside the dust storms. Therefore, their predicted results didn't reflect those have been measured. In this paper two of the dust prediction models have been investigated based on particle size statistical distributions (normal, exponential and lognormal). The proposed modification reflects the actual variation of the dust particle size distribution in these prediction models. The predicted attenuation based on lognormal particle size distribution have been compared with the measured data and found close agreement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3802/3318
Uncontrolled Keywords: exponential distribution , log normal distribution , microwave propagation , normal distribution , storms
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
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2011 09:51
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2011 16:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3318

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