Rainfall propagation impairments for medium elevation angle satellite-to-earth 12 GHz in the tropics

Mandeep Singh Jit Singh, S. I S Hassan, M. F. Ain, K. Tanaka

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Abstract

Rain attenuation is the dominant propagation impairment for satellite communication systems operating at frequencies above about 10 GHz. The rainfall path attenuation at 12.255 GHz measured at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for 4 years (2 January to 5 December) is presented. This paper presents an empirical analysis of rain rate and rain attenuation cumulative distribution functions obtained using 1-min integrated rainfall data and comparison of the measured data with data obtained from well-established rain model attenuation predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-327
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Tropics
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Satellite communication systems
Distribution functions

Keywords

  • Ku-band
  • Rain attenuation
  • Rain rate
  • Satellite system

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  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Media Technology

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Rainfall propagation impairments for medium elevation angle satellite-to-earth 12 GHz in the tropics. / Jit Singh, Mandeep Singh; Hassan, S. I S; Ain, M. F.; Tanaka, K.

In: International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, Vol. 26, No. 4, 07.2008, p. 317-327.

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