Measurements and Prediction of Outage Intensity Due to Multipath in Terrestrial Line-of-Sight Links

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Mello, Luiz A. R. da Silva; Pontes, Marlene S. (Centre for Telecommunication Studies-CETUC, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, R. Marques de S. Vicente, 225, Rio de Janeiro – 22451-100, Brazil)
Mello, Luiz A. R. da Silva; Pontes, Marlene S.; Miranda, Erasmus C. de (National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality - Inmetro, R. Santa Alexandrina, 416, Rio de Janeiro – 20261-232, Brazil)

This paper presents experimental results of fade durations measurements in 20 microwave line-of-sight links in the frequency bands of 4 and 6 GHz for periods of one-year. Statistical analysis of the data provided cumulative distributions of fade depth and fade durations as well as the number of fades longer than 10 seconds for various attenuation thresholds. From the latter, an empirical method for predicting outage intensity due to multipath was derived.