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An improved slant path attenuation prediction method in tropical climates

Abdulrahman, A.Y. and Tharek , Abdul Rahman and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Olufeagba, B. J. and Yussuff, A. and Khamis, N. H. (2013) An improved slant path attenuation prediction method in tropical climates. Radioengineering, 22 (4). pp. 1082-1089. ISSN 1210-2512

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An improved method for predicting slant path attenuation in tropical climates is presented in this paper. The proposed approach is based on rain intensity data R0.01 (mm/h) from 37 tropical and equatorial stations; and is validated by using the measurement data from a few localities in tropical climates. The new method seems to accurately predict the slant path attenuation in tropical localities, and the comparative tests seem to show significant improvement in terms of the RMS of the relative error variable compared to the RMS obtained with the SAM, Crane, and ITU-R prediction models.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6738/36868
Uncontrolled Keywords: Convective rain, Crane model, link budgeting, rain height, SAM, ITU-R model, tropical climates
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: 09 Jun 2014 15:02
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 15:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36868

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