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.
|Publication status||Published - 3 Oct 2011|
|Event||Ka and Broadband Communications: Navigation and Earth observation conference - Palermo, Italy|
Duration: 3 Oct 2011 → 5 Oct 2011
|Conference||Ka and Broadband Communications|
|Period||3/10/11 → 5/10/11|