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Tropospheric attenuation on Satellite-aircraft propagation: A concise review

Arijaje, Theophilus E. and Omotosho, T. V. and Aizebeokhai, A. P. and Akinwumi, S. O. (2022) Tropospheric attenuation on Satellite-aircraft propagation: A concise review. In: International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Environment. (In Press)

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The attenuation time together with the Complementary Cumulative Distribution Function of attenuation values play a vital role in the design of communication systems. Passengers on-board during flight can be connected to the internet either via satellite or earthstation depending on the nature of the flight. For long distance flight, this internet connectivity is provided through satellite when the aircraft is flying at the upper troposphere. However, the satellite-aircraft link is subject to attenuation due to the troposphere. A model to characterize the channel has been proposed. In particular, a methodology for the synthesis of attenuation on aircraft-satellite is given by ITU-R P2041 recommendation. However, it has been shown that the impact of tropospheric parameters such as rainfall, cloud, gases etc. On the satellite-aircraft link at different frequencies are insignificant (i.e decreases with height) on the upper troposphere since the aircraft is flying (about 12 km) above the rain height (5 km). The findings will be useful for researchers, scientists and the aviation industries in planning, design and establishing link budget for aircraft-satellite path.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2022 11:39
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2022 11:39

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