Development of rain attenuation model for Southeast Asia equatorial climate

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Statistical distribution of rain attenuation is essential for development of microwave and millimeter-wave communication links. Therefore rain-related statistics are very important for a commercialisation system designer. This study proposes modifications to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-R P.618-10) model and an appropriate rain attenuation prediction model for tropical countries. The model was developed based on data obtained from tropical and equatorial regions. The proposed model uses rainfall rate and rain attenuation at 0.01% of the time, R0.01 and A0.01, elevation angle θ and altitude of site hs, respectively, as input parameters. The proposed model showed remarkable agreement with existing rain attenuation measured data in terms of prediction errors for mean square, standard deviation and root-mean square. The proposed rain attenuation model was used for validation by comparing the model with measured data collected from Nigeria, Kenya and Papua New Guinea, whereby the proposed model gave a percentage error below 12%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1008-1014
Number of pages7
JournalIET Communications
Volume7
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Development of rain attenuation model for Southeast Asia equatorial climate. / Nalinggam, Renuka; Ismail, Widad; Jit Singh, Mandeep Singh; Islam, Mohammad Tariqul; N V Visvanathan, P. Susthitha Menon.

In: IET Communications, Vol. 7, No. 10, 2013, p. 1008-1014.

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