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Analysis of rain fade slope for terrestrial links

Chebil, Jalel and Zyoud, Al-Hareth and Habaebi, Mohamed Hadi and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Dao, Hassan (2020) Analysis of rain fade slope for terrestrial links. Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 18 (2). pp. 896-902. ISSN 2502-4752

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Rainfall can cause severe degradation to the operation of microwave links working with frequencies above 10 GHz. Many studies have investigated this problem, and one of the factors that attract the attention of researcher is rain fade slope which is the rate of change of rain attenuation. The focus of this study is on rain fade slope for terrestrial links and it is based on measurement conducted in Malaysia. This paper investigates the characteristics of the measured rain fade slope distribution for various attenuation levels. Then, the ITU-R model for rain fade slope is compared with the corresponding statistics obtained from the measured data. Significant discrepancies have been observed since the ITU-R prediction model does not fit the measured fade slope distribution for many attenuation levels. It is recommended to modify the expression of the standard deviation in the ITU-R model when implemented in tropical regions.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6727/78461
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rain attenuation; Rain fade; Rain fade dynamics; Rain fade slope
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices
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. Mohamed Hadi Habaebi
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2020 12:12
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2020 10:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/78461

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