Characterization of rain fields for UK satellite networks

Guangguang Yang, Boris Gremont, David Ndzi, David J. Brown

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    High frequency satellite links are significantly affected by rain-induced attenuation in the satellite footprint. The detailed planning and performance prediction of satellite systems networks (a group of links) requires a detailed understanding of the space-time characteristics of rain fields. This paper presents results of key empirical properties of rainfall rate relevant to developing a UK space-time stochastic model. In particular, we assess the impact of integration time and spatial scales on the space-time correlation of rain fields, the probability of rain occurrence and the point statistics of rainfall rate.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2011
    EventKa and Broadband Communications: Navigation and Earth observation conference - Palermo, Italy
    Duration: 3 Oct 20115 Oct 2011


    ConferenceKa and Broadband Communications


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