American Journal of Applied Sciences

Fade Margin Analysis Due to Duststorm Based on Visibility Data Measured in a Desert

Md. Rafiqul Islam, Zain Elabdin Elshaikh, Othman O. Khalifa, A.H.M. Zahirul Alam and Sheroz Khan

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2010.551.555

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 4

Pages 551-555

Abstract

Problem statement: The fade margin analysis of microwave propagation in areas affected by duststorm had been presented in this study. Approach: Based on long term duststorm data recorded in Riyadh-Saudi Arabia, the fade margin due to duststorm effects estimated. Results: The fade margin due to duststorm then derived under various water contents during the storm. Conclusion/Recommendations: It was particularly shown that duststorm have comparable effects on link reliability for typical storms.

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© 2010 Md. Rafiqul Islam, Zain Elabdin Elshaikh, Othman O. Khalifa, A.H.M. Zahirul Alam and Sheroz Khan. 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.