Atmospheric gas impact on fixed satellite communication link a study of its effects at Ku, Ka and V bands in Nigeria

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Abstract

The total atmospheric absorption due to Oxygen and water vapour on the earth-space path at Ku (12/14 GHz), Ka (20/30 GHz), and V (40/50 GHz) bands was evaluated for communication with Nigeria communication satellite (Nigcomsat1) on both uplink and down link at 0.01 % unavailability of an average year. The basic input climatic data used include monthly and yearly mean meteorological parameters of surface and vertical profiles of pressure, temperature, and relative humidity obtained from recent measurement from space by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft for the period 2002 to 2006. The International Telecommunication Union Radio Propagation Recommendation (ITU-RP 676, 2009) procedure was used for the computation of gaseous attenuation for each of the 37-stations in Nigeria. Attenuation values were obtain for both uplink and downlink frequencies, at Ku, Ka and V bands, total atmospheric absorption was determined to be between (0.11 to 0.24) dB, (0.7 to 1.1) dB and (0.82 to 3.1) dB for Ku, Ka, and V bands respectively. Contour maps showing a consistent signal absorption due to Oxygen is generally higher in the South-West region and water-vapour attenuation higher in the South-South part of Nigeria are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011 - Proceedings
Pages69-72
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011 - Penang
Duration: 12 Jul 201113 Jul 2011

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Other2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011
CityPenang
Period12/7/1113/7/11

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Nigeria
satellite communication
atmospheric gas
extremely high frequencies
Water vapor
Telecommunication links
Satellites
communication
Radio transmission
Oxygen
water vapor
Communication satellites
atmospheric attenuation
Gases
gases
attenuation
Telecommunication
NASA
Spacecraft
AIRS

Keywords

  • fixed satellite communication
  • Ka and V satellite bands
  • Ku
  • Satellite Link Analysis
  • Total atmospheric gaseous absorption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Communication

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Omotosho, T. V., Jit Singh, M. S., & Abdullah, M. (2011). Atmospheric gas impact on fixed satellite communication link a study of its effects at Ku, Ka and V bands in Nigeria. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011 - Proceedings (pp. 69-72). [6015854] https://doi.org/10.1109/IConSpace.2011.6015854

Atmospheric gas impact on fixed satellite communication link a study of its effects at Ku, Ka and V bands in Nigeria. / Omotosho, T. V.; Jit Singh, Mandeep Singh; Abdullah, Mardina.

2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011 - Proceedings. 2011. p. 69-72 6015854.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Omotosho, TV, Jit Singh, MS & Abdullah, M 2011, Atmospheric gas impact on fixed satellite communication link a study of its effects at Ku, Ka and V bands in Nigeria. in 2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011 - Proceedings., 6015854, pp. 69-72, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011, Penang, 12/7/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/IConSpace.2011.6015854
Omotosho TV, Jit Singh MS, Abdullah M. Atmospheric gas impact on fixed satellite communication link a study of its effects at Ku, Ka and V bands in Nigeria. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011 - Proceedings. 2011. p. 69-72. 6015854 https://doi.org/10.1109/IConSpace.2011.6015854
Omotosho, T. V. ; Jit Singh, Mandeep Singh ; Abdullah, Mardina. / Atmospheric gas impact on fixed satellite communication link a study of its effects at Ku, Ka and V bands in Nigeria. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011 - Proceedings. 2011. pp. 69-72
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