Rain-induced attenuation for Ku-band satellite communications in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Penang

Renuka Nalinggam, Widad Ismail, Mandeep Singh Jit Singh

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Abstract

Accurate rainfall rate is important for predicting rain attenuation over a satellite link. Raindrops are able to take in, spread out, and change the polarization of satellite signals that pass through the atmosphere of the earth, especially in equatorial regions like Malaysia where heavy rainfall normally occurs. Satellite communications system network operating at Ku-Band will experience rain fade due to absorption and scattering of signal. This paper aims to discuss the range of effects of rain on the transmission of electromagnetic signal and to determine the significance of rainfall rate in the prediction of rain attenuation based on measurements carried out in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia (Penang). At 0.01%of time, 140 mm/h and 22 dB of rain rate and attenuation were observed, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-573
Number of pages5
JournalAnnales des Telecommunications/Annals of Telecommunications
Volume67
Issue number11-12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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Communication satellites
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Satellites
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Polarization

Keywords

  • Rain attenuation
  • Rain rate
  • Tropical region

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Rain-induced attenuation for Ku-band satellite communications in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Penang. / Nalinggam, Renuka; Ismail, Widad; Jit Singh, Mandeep Singh.

In: Annales des Telecommunications/Annals of Telecommunications, Vol. 67, No. 11-12, 12.2012, p. 569-573.

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