Cloud attenuation in millimeter wave and microwave frequencies for satellite applications over equatorial climate

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Abstract

A propagation experiment has been carried out at Penang using the SUPERBIRD-C satellite beacon. Cloud occurrences were observed during different months and it is seen that the low cloud occurrences over Penang is very significant from October to January. The cloud attenuation results that are presented, which include the testing of models, have been obtained from the data gathered over five years. The specific attenuation of radio wave due to clouds at various frequencies 12 GHz, 20 GHz, 75 GHz, 50 GHz and 100 GHz has been estimated whereby the values varies from 0.14 dB/km at 12 GHz to 10.1 dB/km at 100 GHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-206
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Radio waves
Microwave frequencies
microwave frequencies
Millimeter waves
millimeter waves
climate
attenuation
Satellites
Testing
Beacon satellites
Experiments
occurrences
radio waves
propagation

Keywords

  • Cloud attenuation
  • Equatorial climate
  • Millimeter wave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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