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Experimental campaign with first results for determining high north 20 GHz satellite links propagation conditions

Abstract

Satellite services in the High North are utilized extensively for both communication purposes and for earth and climate observations. This paper presents a European Space Agency (ESA) funded propagation and telecom measurements campaign addressing the main challenges for this regions. The interest is in the K-band frequency 20 GHz, as these systems allow for much more data transmission. There are very limited results available for this type of climate and the experiment is aimed to expand the data bases, test and refine predication methods of attenuation, scintillation and multipath propagation. The telecom part is expected to give a hands-on result of possible broadband impairments under rain and non-rain conditions. The first year propagation results give indication of dimensioning due to rainfall and for clear-air conditions.

Category

Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Language

English

Author(s)

  • Terje Tjelta
  • Jostein Sander
  • Martin Rytír
  • Per Arne Grotthing
  • Josef Noll
  • Knut Harald Grythe
  • Trond Henning Johansen
  • Michael Ciecko
  • Michael Cheffena
  • Terje Mikal Olsen Mjelde

Affiliation

  • Telenor
  • Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
  • University of Oslo
  • SINTEF Digital / Connectivity Technologies and Platforms
  • Diverse norske bedrifter og organisasjoner
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Year

2015

Publisher

IEEE conference proceedings

Book

2015 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Lisbon, 13-17 April 2015

ISBN

978-88-907018-5-6

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