Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 64, Issue 2, pp 225–231

Measurement of Wet Antenna Losses on 26 GHz Terrestrial Microwave Link in Malaysia

  • S. K. A. Rahim
  • A. Y. Abdulrahman
  • T. A. Rahman
  • M. R. Ul Islam
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11277-010-0182-6

Cite this article as:
Rahim, S.K.A., Abdulrahman, A.Y., Rahman, T.A. et al. Wireless Pers Commun (2012) 64: 225. doi:10.1007/s11277-010-0182-6

Abstract

This letter discusses the effect of antenna losses due to rain on a 26 GHz microwave link and the technique of extracting the losses from the measured rain attenuation. A 2-feet parabolic dish antenna with horizontal polarization has been used in the study. The measurement results have been compared with those obtained from other locations in Malaysia and some other Published Research works. The study will provide useful information in the microwave link planning and design in tropical regions; and it can also be adapted to satellite communication operating at ka-band.

Keywords

Wet antenna losses Link budget Tropical climates Rain attenuation 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. A. Rahim
    • 1
  • A. Y. Abdulrahman
    • 1
  • T. A. Rahman
    • 1
  • M. R. Ul Islam
    • 1
  1. 1.Wireless Communication Centre (WCC), Fakulti of Electrical EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)Skudai-JohorMalaysia

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