Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

Results of 2 year measurements on a 18 GHz radio link: rain unavailability considerations for radio relay systems at low and high capacity

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $31
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Mangiamele, E. ; CSELT, Torino, Italy ; Nava, P. ; Ordano, L.

The use of radio frequencies for transmission and reception of digital signals above 10 GHz is practically limited by the effect of rain. The water drops adsorb and diffuse the radio signal, producing an attenuation that increases with rain intensity and depth of the rain cell. The system becomes unavailable when this attenuation equals its FFM, (flat fade margin) producing BER ⩾10-3, for 10 consecutive seconds at least. Since rain phenomena usually last more than 10 seconds, it's important to obtain the relationship between the rain fallen and the unavailability expected, in order to correctly design the radio links. A comparison is done between the values expected from two largely used prediction methods and the measured values

Published in:

Radio Relay Systems, 1993., Fourth European Conference on

Date of Conference:

11-14 Oct 1993

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.