American Journal of Applied Sciences

Analysis of Tropospheric Scintillation Intensity on Earth to Space in Malaysia

Mandeep Singh Jit Singh, Syed Idris Syed Hassan, Mohd Fadzil Ain, Kiyoshi Igarashi, Kenji Tanaka and Mitsuyoshi Iida

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2006.2029.2032

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 9

Pages 2029-2032

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study on tropospheric scintillation on satellite link that has been performed at University Sains Malaysia (USM) to obtain statistics of scintillation from the 12.255 GHz Superbird C satellite with an elevation angle of 40.10. The objective of this analysis was to determine whether the long-term scintillation follows the log normal or gamma distribution. It was found that the long term probability distribution follows the log-normal distribution. The short term probability distribution also follows the log-normal model for the driest and the wettest month. It has been proven that the log-normal model is also suitable for prediction at moderate angles.

Copyright

© 2006 Mandeep Singh Jit Singh, Syed Idris Syed Hassan, Mohd Fadzil Ain, Kiyoshi Igarashi, Kenji Tanaka and Mitsuyoshi Iida. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.