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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

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.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 7 No. 4, 2010, 551-555

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2010.551.555

Submitted On: 29 May 2009 Published On: 30 April 2010

How to Cite: Islam, M. R., Elshaikh, Z. E., Khalifa, O. O., Alam, A. Z. & Khan, S. (2010). Fade Margin Analysis Due to Duststorm Based on Visibility Data Measured in a Desert. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 7(4), 551-555. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2010.551.555

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Keywords

  • Dust attenuation
  • dust fade margin
  • microwave links
  • visibility