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Study over rain attenuation effects on terrestrial and earth-satellite links in Malaysia

A. Rahim, Sharul Kamal and Sum, Chin Sean and A. Rahman, Tharek and Din, Jafri (2008) Study over rain attenuation effects on terrestrial and earth-satellite links in Malaysia. In: Contemporary Studies On Rain Attenuation In Malaysia. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 82-88. ISBN 978-983-52-0686-3

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The advancement in microwave communication technologies especially in telecommunication and broadcasting has resulted in congestion for frequencies below 10 GHz. This has forced microwave designers to look for higher frequencies. Unfortunately, rain is a main factor of attenuation especially for tropical and equatorial countries that experience high rainfall rate throughout the year such as in Malaysia. According to Lin, the rainfall can give up to several decibels of total attenuation thus causing severe outages. In designing radio communication system, the outage time of the communication system can occur either due to equipment failure or propagation constrain. The equipment outage can be negligibly small in the modern systems with the introduction of automatic protection switching systems. However, the propagation restrains especially the rain attenuation is so severe.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:rain, terrestrial, earth-satellite
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:26517
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:30 Jul 2012 04:09
Last Modified:05 Feb 2017 00:46

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