Results of a Ka Band Campaign for the Characterisation of Propagation Conditions for SatCom Systems at High Latitudes

Author
Tjelta, Terje
Rytír, Martin
Bråten, Lars Erling
Grotthing, Per Arne
Cheffena, Michael
Håkegård, Jan Erik
Date Issued
2017
Keywords
Satellitter
Telekommunikasjon
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12242/749
https://ffi-publikasjoner.archive.knowledgearc.net/handle/20.500.12242/749
DOI
10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928507
Collection
Articles
Description
Tjelta, Terje; Rytír, Martin; Bråten, Lars Erling; Grotthing, Per Arne; Cheffena, Michael; Håkegård, Jan Erik. Results of a Ka Band Campaign for the Characterisation of Propagation Conditions for SatCom Systems at High Latitudes. I: 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), 19-24 March 2017. IEEE 2017 ISBN 978-1-5090-3742-1. s. 1481-1485
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Abstract
Satellite services in the High North are utilized extensively for both communication purposes and for earth and climate observations. This paper presents results of two year measurements at 20 GHz and co-sited meteorological data. The results suggest that with 7–8 dB margin, services can be provided with 99 % availability for systems with elevation angles as low as 3.2° and 3 dB for elevation angles above 10.1°. Measured attenuation distributions support International Telecommunication Union prediction methods within 3 to 4 dB for 99.99 % of the time. However, scintillation and multipath are not well predicted at the lowest elevation angle.
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