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Rain analysis on Ka-Band for terrestrial link point to point communication in Malaysia

Kesavan, Ulaganathen and Tharek, A.R. and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Abdullah, Khaizuran (2013) Rain analysis on Ka-Band for terrestrial link point to point communication in Malaysia. In: 2013 IEEE 11th Malaysia International Conference on Communication (MICC 2013), 26-28 November 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Radio waves propagate through the earth's atmosphere will be attenuated due to presence of the atmosphere particles such as water vapor, water drops and the ice particles. Meantime the atmospheric gases and rain will absorb the scatter the radio path. Consequently, degrades the performance of the link. This paper presents studies on rain attenuation at 26 GHz, which is widely used for local multipoint distribution service deployment by using the measured and prediction methods for terrestrial microwave links point to point in tropical regions. Several models have been proposed by researchers to account for the horizontal variation of rain fall. Since the ITU-R models are still the most widely used for rain attenuation predictions in global. The ITU-R model for the terrestrial link, which is known as ITU-R P530-13 have been revised to P530-14 in February 2012. The objective of this study is to compare the rain attenuation prediction variation for the both previous and updated ITU-R model with actual measurement data at operating frequency of 26 GHz. This information will provide useful information for researchers by making good judgments, understand and makes good considerations in rain attenuation predictions for a terrestrial link especially operating frequency at 26 GHz in a tropical region. It was found that the previous ITU-R rain attenuation prediction P530-13 closely agrees with actual measurement to compare to the latest ITU-R P530-14 version. However, both of these models underestimate at all percentage of time.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3802/35299
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rain Attenuation, Terrestrial Link, Operating Frequency, Rain Rate.
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: 04 Feb 2014 18:26
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 18:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/35299

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