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Earth-To-Space Improved Model for Rain Attenuation Prediction at Ku-Band

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Author(s): Mandeep S.J. Singh | S. S.I. Hassan | M. F. Ain | F. K. Igarashi | Kenji Tanaka | Mitsuyoshi Iida

Journal: American Journal of Applied Sciences
ISSN 1546-9239

Volume: 3;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 1967;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Rain attenuation | earth-to-space | rainfall rate | cumulative distribution

ABSTRACT
A model for predicting rain attenuation on earth-to-space was developed by using the measurement data obtained from tropical and equatorial region. The proposed rain attenuation model uses the complete rainfall rate cumulative distribution as input data. It was shown that significant improvements in terms of prediction error over existing attenuation model obtained.

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