We present a novel N-state Markov chain model of rain/cloud attenuation as encountered on high frequency satellite / terrestrial links. The objective is to show how to construct such a model. We then go on demonstrating that such an approach allows a comprehensive description of the important statistics of rain attenuation. In particular, the derivation of the N-state transition matrix of rain attenuation from the ITU-R model of rain attenuation is presented. This matrix is then used to compute expected theoretical first and second order characteristics of rain attenuation. A Markov chain Monte Carlo simulator capable of synthesizing typical rain attenuation events is then described.
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||Antennas and Propagation, 2003. (ICAP 2003). Twelfth International Conference on (Conf. Publ. No. 491) - University of Exeter|
Duration: 31 Mar 2003 → 3 Apr 2003
|Conference||Antennas and Propagation, 2003. (ICAP 2003). Twelfth International Conference on (Conf. Publ. No. 491)|
|City||University of Exeter|
|Period||31/03/03 → 3/04/03|