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The study of radio wave propagation for worst-month rain attenuation statistics in Malaysia

Islam, Md. Rafiqul and A. Rahman, Tharek and Karfaa, Yasin (2008) The study of radio wave propagation for worst-month rain attenuation statistics in Malaysia. In: Contemporary Studies On Rain Attenuation In Malaysia. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-983-52-0686-3

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The attenuation due to rain will pose a greater problem to communications as the frequency of occurrence of heavy rain increases. The annual worst-month statistics is an important tool for the design of reliable communication systems. Average annual statistics can be very misleading because rain attenuation outages are concentrated in a few months of the year at most locations. In a tropical region, like Malaysia, where excessive rainfall is a common phenomenon throughout the year, the knowledge of the worst-month rainfall statistics is required for the design of any reliable terrestrial and earth space communication link. A study of the worst-month rainfall rate and rain attenuation statistics for the Malaysian tropical climate will be presented in this chapter based on rain rate and rain attenuation data collected for 1 year period at UTM Skudai campus.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:radiowave, heavy rain, communication
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:27852
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:27 Aug 2012 02:42
Last Modified:27 Aug 2012 02:42

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