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An Analytical Prediction Model of Time Diversity Performance for Earth-Space Fade Mitigation

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Author(s): Pantelis-Daniel M. Arapoglou | Athanasios D. Panagopoulos | Panayotis G. Cottis

Journal: International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
ISSN 1687-5869

Volume: 2008;
Date: 2008;
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ABSTRACT
Time diversity (TD) has recently attracted attention as a promising and cost-efficient solution for high-frequency broadcast satellite applications. The present work proposes a general prediction model for the application of TD by approximating the time dynamics of rain attenuation through the use of the joint lognormal distribution. The proposed method is tested against experimental data and its performance is investigated with respect to the basic parameters of a satellite link.

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