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Mathematical model For the prediction of microwave signal attenuation due to duststorm

Elshaikh, Zain Elabdin Omer and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Khalifa, Othman Omran and Abd-El-Raouf, Hany Essam (2009) Mathematical model For the prediction of microwave signal attenuation due to duststorm. Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, 6. pp. 139-153. ISSN 1937-8718

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The microwave signal attenuation caused by dust is one of the major problems in utilizing microwave bands for terrestrial and space communication especially at desert and semi desert area. This paper presents a mathematical model developed to characterize the microwave signal attenuation due to dust. This model enables a convenient calculation of the microwave signal path attenuation which relates attenuation to visibility, frequency, particle size and complex permittivity. The predicted values from the mathematical model, which are compared with the measured values observed by the author in Sudan show relatively optimistic agreement.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3802/6989
Uncontrolled Keywords: microwave signal attenuation, duststorm
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Othman O. Khalifa
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2011 16:12
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2011 09:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6989

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