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Determination of rain cell size distribution for microwave link design in Malaysia

Khamis, Nor Hisham and Jafri, Din and Abd. Rahman, Tharek (2004) Determination of rain cell size distribution for microwave link design in Malaysia. In: Proceedings 2004 RF and Microwave Conference, RFM 2004. IEEE, USA, pp. 38-40. ISBN 078038671X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/RFM.2004.1411069

Abstract

In designing or planning for a microwave link, attenuation due to rain is often a major obstacle to overcome. Sometimes, a mitigation technique such as space diversity is also considered. However, a rain event occurring in an area is not constant. Rain does not distribute evenly in a region experiencing precipitation. This is especially true in tropical regions as rain has been found to be more convective in nature rather than widespread. Tropical regions also suffer heavier rainfall rates as compared to temperate regions. Important information are rain cell size and rain distribution inside a cell. Results from this study confirmed that the rain cell in Malaysia is highly convective and a rain cell with a center rainfall rate of 120 mm/hr has a diameter of about 1.2-1.5 km.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:ISBN: 078038671X; 978-078038671-6 ; 2004 RF and Microwave Conference, RFM 2004; 5-6 Oct. 2004; Selangor.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Malaysia, attenuation, convective rain, microwave link design, planning, rain cell size distribution, rainfall rates, tropical regions
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:7301
Deposited By: Norhafizah Hussin
Deposited On:02 Jan 2009 03:22
Last Modified:16 Mar 2011 00:47

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