Propagation Measurements during Daytime for RazakSAT S-Band Space to Earth Satellite Signal Transmission

Atikah Balqis, Basri and Khairayu, Badron and Ahmad Fadzil, Ismail and Abadi, Chanik and Hamid, Salim and Maszlan, Ismail (2018) Propagation Measurements during Daytime for RazakSAT S-Band Space to Earth Satellite Signal Transmission. International Journal of Future Generation Communication and Networking, 11 (1). pp. 63-72. ISSN 2233-7857

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Adequate fade margins for all conditions are critical in ensuring reliable satellite operation. The required fade margin value for specific desired quality of service (QoS) can be established from the statistics of outage due to attenuation. In the case of clear sky attenuation, the value is much dependent on the atmospheric layer conditions and their compositions. For absolute Free Space, the signal loss is only dependent on distance and frequency. In this study, the effects of distance were analysed in the investigation of identifying the most appropriate clear sky attenuation values during daytime. The RazakSAT received signal levels were matched according to the distances between the satellite and the Ground station. Clear sky conditions were confirmed using S-band (Terminal Doppler Weather Radar) TDWR reflectivity information. With this value, the satellite operator can decide execution of power uplink and mitigation technique if necessary. The RazakSAT S-band (2.232 GHz) transmission signal data of were furnished by Malaysian National Space Agency (ANGKASA) and radar data were acquired from Malaysian Meteorology department (MMD). The findings offer awareness of required fade margin as distance varies during each flight path. The collected data will also be employed in the investigation of Free Space Path Loss (FSPL) formulation applicable for satellite link in tropical region.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atmospheric layer; FSPL; Reflectivity; TDWR.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Chanik @ Azhar
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2022 06:40
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2022 06:40

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