K. S. Paulson
Prediction of annual joint rain fade on EHF networks by weighted rain field selection
Paulson, K. S.; Chinda, I. D.
I. D. Chinda
©2015. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved. We present a computationally efficient method to predict joint rain fade on arbitrary networks of microwave links. Methods based on synthetic rain fields composed of a superposition of rain cells have been shown to produce useful predictions of joint fade, with low computational overhead. Other methods using rain fields derived from radar systems have much higher computational overhead but provide better predictions. The proposed method combines the best features of both methods by using a small number of measured rain fields to produce annual fade predictions. Rain fields are grouped into heavy rain and light rain groups by maximum rain rate. A small selection of rain fields from each group are downscaled and fade predictions generated by pseudointegration of specific attenuation. This paper presents a method to optimize the weights used to combine the heavy rain and light rain fade predictions to yield an estimate of the average annual distribution. The algorithm presented yields estimates of average annual fade distributions with an error small compared to year-to-year variation, using only 0.2% of the annual data set of rain fields.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Aug 31, 2015|
|Publisher||American Geophysical Union|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Paulson, K. S., & Chinda, I. D. (2015). Prediction of annual joint rain fade on EHF networks by weighted rain field selection. Radio science, 50(8), 827-836. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015RS005695|
|Keywords||Rain fade, Network fade, Joint fade, Estimation|
|Additional Information||Copy of article which has been published in: Radio science, 2015, v.50, issue 8.|
©2015. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.
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