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Rain fade mitigation on earth-to-satellite microwave links using site diversity

Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Habaebi, Mohamed Hadi and Mandeep, Singh Jit and Lwas, Ali Kadhim and Zyoud, Alhareth (2016) Rain fade mitigation on earth-to-satellite microwave links using site diversity. In: 2015 IEEE 12th Malaysia International Conference on Communications (MICC 2015), 23rd-25th Nov. 2015, Kuching, Sarawak.

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Rain is the major challenge to design reliable earth to satellite microwave link at higher frequencies in tropical regions. Site diversity is one of the techniques used to mitigate this problem. Hodge and ITU-R Site Diversity Gain Models and ITU-R Diversity Improvement Factor Model are analyzed based on measurements at two locations in Malaysia. The measured rain intensity at IIUM and UKM campus for six months period with 1 minute integration time was used to predict attenuation with MEASAT3A as reference satellite. Two locations are separated by 37.36 Km distance. The measured site diversity gain and improvement factor are compared with predicted values. It is found that highly available satellite links can be achieved through site diversity

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3802/47929
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rain Fade Mitigation, Site Diversity, Microwave Link
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: 02 Feb 2016 09:19
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 11:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47929

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