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|Title:||Ka-Band signal propagation experiment at NESAC Umiam|
|Keywords:||Ka-Band;Beacon receiver;Laser precipitation monitor;Rain rate;Z-R relationship|
|Abstract:||A Ka-Band signal propagation study under tropical monsoon climate has been taken up jointly by ISRO/ONERA/CNES. The program has been aimed at finding the degree to which Ka-Band satellite signals get affected by rain. Dual polarized Ka Band beacon signals onboard GSAT-14 satellite, of frequencies 20.2 GHz and 30.5 GHz, have been used for the experiment. Data available by various instruments has been compared with ITU-R predicted values. Results for the years 2016 and 2017 at Umiam has shown underestimation of both Rainfall and Signal Attenuation by ITU-R predicted models. It has also been found that the Rainfall has been mostly concentrated in three months (June, July, August) and the maximum attenuation that Ka-Band signals have suffered during rain at Umiam has been around 30-40 dB. The actual Rainfall and Attenuation of both 20.2 GHz and 30.5 GHz signals have been compared with ITU-R predictions and has been found to be much above the predicted levels. A Study of the Z-R relationship for the rainfall and comparison with known relations has indicated that a new distribution is required for the region.|
|ISSN:||0975-105X (Online); 0367-8393 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJRSP Vol.49(1-2) [March-June 2020]|
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