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Long-term rain attenuation probability and site diversity gain prediction formulas

Al-Tabatabaie, Kusay Faisal A. (2007) Long-term rain attenuation probability and site diversity gain prediction formulas. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

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Abstract

The increasing growth of wireless communication systems has caused the usage of higher frequencies in order to have wider bands. However the increase of frequency will lead to the degradation of satellite communication performance. Rain attenuation is one of the most fundamental reasons of the degrading quality of services. Thus fade mitigation techniques will be used in order to compensate for excessive attenuation such as diversity protection schemes, power control and adaptive processing techniques. Among these techniques the most efficient is site diversity (SD). The aim of this project is to determine the effect of SD under the rain conditions, combine both categories for the estimation of slant path rain attenuation and SD gain. It includes the designing of algorithm flow which incorporated into MATLAB programming software. Also, the SD gain calculation in Skudai – Malaysia is included too. It is hoped that with the availability of data, the design process of fade mitigation techniques is greatly simplified. The ITU-R study Group 3 database is used in this project.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Master of Engineering (Electrical - Electronics and Telecommunication)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2007; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jafri bin Din
Uncontrolled Keywords:site diversity (SD), rain attenuation, satellite communication performance
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:6391
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:07 Oct 2008 08:21
Last Modified:04 Oct 2012 06:39

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