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Tropospheric Propagation Characteristics at Ku-Band for Satellite to Ground and LOS Paths in Surabaya, Indonesia
Gert BRUSSAARD Jaap DIJK Kim LIU Jan DERKSEN
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 1993/12/25
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Issue on 1992 Internatioal Symposium on Antennas and Propagation)
radio communication, satellite communication, LOS, measurements, propagation,
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Some results are presented of a one-year measurement period on an INTELSAT down link at Ku band with elevation of 14 for concurrent measurements of beacon attenuation, sky noise and point rainfall rate. Also some results are presented of line-of-sight (LOS) link fading characteristics at the same place. The projection of the down link trajectory on earth has nearly the same direction as the LOS path trajectory. The measurement results are compared with the theoretical values according to the CCIR recommended procedures of rain attenuation predictions for tropical regions, especially Surabaya, Indonesia. A record rain attenuation value of 80dB was observed.