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Rain fade characteristics analyses for V-band link in tropical region

Badron, Khairayu and Ismail, Ahmad Fadzil and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Abdullah, Khaizuran and Din, Jafri and Abd Rahman, Tharek (2010) Rain fade characteristics analyses for V-band link in tropical region. In: 2010 International Conference on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology (ICMMT), 8-11 May 2010, Chengdu, China.

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A decade ago, the operating frequencies of most available satellites in the tropics were C band, S-band and Ku-band. The V-band satellite links were initially confined mainly to temperate regions. Recently however, this new service has gradually been introduced worldwide including the tropical regions. In the future, new satellites in the tropical and equatorial will also have no alternative but to operate at V-band and higher frequencies due to spectrum limitations. Therefore, it is very critical to be able to predict accurately the likely impairment to be encountered on a given link in order to plan the services economically. The predicted value of signal loss and fading are used to determine the design parameters. This paper aimed to discuss the seasonal, diurnal and possible fade mitigation technique that can be used and the challenges to be able to use V-band frequency in tropical region in the future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5457/3404
Uncontrolled Keywords: V-band satellite links , fade mitigation technique , rain fade characteristics , satellites , signal loss , spectrum limitations , tropical region
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 Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2011 16:16
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2013 15:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3404

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