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Comparison of radar derived rain attenuation with the RazakSAT’s X-Band link signal measurement

Badron, Khairayu and Ismail, Ahmad Fadzil and Jusoh, Ahmad Zamani and Ismail , Maszlan and Hashim, Wahidah (2013) Comparison of radar derived rain attenuation with the RazakSAT’s X-Band link signal measurement. International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering, 2 (4). pp. 428-432. ISSN 2010-3743

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Abstract—The preliminary analysis involving comparison between radar derived attenuation using an S-band meteorological radar and measured signal of RazakSAT’s X-band satellite link is presented. The radar data employed was attained from the Malaysian Meteorological Department’s (MMD) terminal Doppler weather radar installed strategically in the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The X-band (8 GHz) satellite-Earth signals of Malaysian RazatSat’s collected at the National Space Agency (NSA) space center have been analyzed and studied. The vertical polarization S-band radar reflectivity information was used to calculate the likely rain attenuation along the RazakSAT satellite propagation paths. This was carried out by first converting the radar reflectivity values into rainfall rate using the established Z-R relations of Marshall-Palmer equation and, afterwards, by evaluating the slant path attenuation through the assimilation of the specific rain attenuation derived at the rainfall rate.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5068/35628
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rain attenuation,radar, tropical region,X-band, slant path
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
Depositing User: Ir. Dr. Ahmad Fadzil Ismail
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2014 12:26
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2014 15:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/35628

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