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A Unified Statistical Rain-Attenuation Model for Communication Link Fade Predictions and Optimal Stochastic Fade Control Design Using a Location-Dependent Rain-Statistic DatabaseA static and dynamic rain-attenuation model is presented which describes the statistics of attenuation on an arbitrarily specified satellite link for any location for which there are long-term rainfall statistics. The model may be used in the design of the optimal stochastic control algorithms to mitigate the effects of attenuation and maintain link reliability. A rain-statistics data base is compiled, which makes it possible to apply the model to any location in the continental U.S. with a resolution of 0-5 degrees in latitude and longitude. The model predictions are compared with experimental observations, showing good agreement.
Document ID
19900047859
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Manning, Robert M. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: International Journal of Satellite Communications
Volume: 8
ISSN: 0737-2884
Subject Category
COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR
Report/Patent Number
ACTS-90-001
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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