Rain fade mitigation on earth-to-satellite microwave links using site diversity

Islam Md Rafiqul, Mohamed Hadi Habaebi, Islam Md Haidar, Ali K. Lwas, Alhareth Zyoud, Mandeep Singh Jit Singh

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Abstract

Rain is the major challenge to design reliable earth to satellite microwave link at higher frequencies in tropical regions. Site diversity is one of the techniques used to mitigate this problem. Hodge and ITU-R Site Diversity Gain Models and ITU-R Diversity Improvement Factor Model are analyzed based on measurements at two locations in Malaysia. The measured rain intensity at IIUM and UKM campus for six months period with 1 minute integration time was used to predict attenuation with MEASAT3A as reference satellite. Two locations are separated by 37.36 Km distance. The measured site diversity gain and improvement factor are compared with predicted values. It is found that highly available satellite links can be achieved through site diversity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 12th Malaysia International Conference on Communications, MICC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages186-191
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509000197
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2016
Event12th IEEE Malaysia International Conference on Communications, MICC 2015 - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 23 Nov 201525 Nov 2015

Other

Other12th IEEE Malaysia International Conference on Communications, MICC 2015
CountryMalaysia
CityKuching, Sarawak
Period23/11/1525/11/15

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Microwave links
Satellite links
rain
Rain
Earth (planet)
microwaves
Malaysia
Satellites
tropical regions
attenuation

Keywords

  • Microwave Link
  • Rain Fade Mitigation
  • Site Diversity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation

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Rafiqul, I. M., Habaebi, M. H., Haidar, I. M., Lwas, A. K., Zyoud, A., & Jit Singh, M. S. (2016). Rain fade mitigation on earth-to-satellite microwave links using site diversity. In 2015 IEEE 12th Malaysia International Conference on Communications, MICC 2015 (pp. 186-191). [7725431] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MICC.2015.7725431

Rain fade mitigation on earth-to-satellite microwave links using site diversity. / Rafiqul, Islam Md; Habaebi, Mohamed Hadi; Haidar, Islam Md; Lwas, Ali K.; Zyoud, Alhareth; Jit Singh, Mandeep Singh.

2015 IEEE 12th Malaysia International Conference on Communications, MICC 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 186-191 7725431.

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

Rafiqul, IM, Habaebi, MH, Haidar, IM, Lwas, AK, Zyoud, A & Jit Singh, MS 2016, Rain fade mitigation on earth-to-satellite microwave links using site diversity. in 2015 IEEE 12th Malaysia International Conference on Communications, MICC 2015., 7725431, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 186-191, 12th IEEE Malaysia International Conference on Communications, MICC 2015, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 23/11/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/MICC.2015.7725431
Rafiqul IM, Habaebi MH, Haidar IM, Lwas AK, Zyoud A, Jit Singh MS. Rain fade mitigation on earth-to-satellite microwave links using site diversity. In 2015 IEEE 12th Malaysia International Conference on Communications, MICC 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. p. 186-191. 7725431 https://doi.org/10.1109/MICC.2015.7725431
Rafiqul, Islam Md ; Habaebi, Mohamed Hadi ; Haidar, Islam Md ; Lwas, Ali K. ; Zyoud, Alhareth ; Jit Singh, Mandeep Singh. / Rain fade mitigation on earth-to-satellite microwave links using site diversity. 2015 IEEE 12th Malaysia International Conference on Communications, MICC 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. pp. 186-191
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