Rainfall measurements at Ku-band satellite link in Penang, Malaysia

Mandeep Singh Jit Singh, S. I S Hassan, K. Tanaka

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The rainfall path attenuation at 12.255GHz measured at Universiti Sains Malaysia for 5 years (2002-2006) is presented. The data obtained are useful to investigate the impairment because of rainfall attenuation in satellite links operating in tropical and equatorial climates. The path attenuation increases significantly with the rainfall rate measured on the ground, with rain fades exceeding 20dB being measured at rainfall rates of 130mm/h. Maximum exceeded time for rain rate and attenuation were observed during the wet months. The cumulative distributions of attenuation derived from the measured data are presented and compared with those obtained with existing prediction methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-151
Number of pages5
JournalIET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Rainfall measurements at Ku-band satellite link in Penang, Malaysia. / Jit Singh, Mandeep Singh; Hassan, S. I S; Tanaka, K.

In: IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2008, p. 147-151.

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