Personal Satellite Services. International Conference, PSATS 2009, Rome, Italy, March 18-19, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

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Spectral Analysis of Experimental Ka-Band Propagation Measurements over the Australian LEO Microsatellite ‘FedSat’

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-04260-7_6,
        author={Thorsten Kostulski and Sam Reisenfeld},
        title={Spectral Analysis of Experimental Ka-Band Propagation Measurements over the Australian LEO Microsatellite ‘FedSat’},
        proceedings={Personal Satellite Services. International Conference, PSATS 2009, Rome, Italy, March 18-19, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={PSATS},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Ka band low earth orbit satellite propagation attenuation spectral analysis scintillation rain fading},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-04260-7_6}
    }
    
  • Thorsten Kostulski
    Sam Reisenfeld
    Year: 2012
    Spectral Analysis of Experimental Ka-Band Propagation Measurements over the Australian LEO Microsatellite ‘FedSat’
    PSATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04260-7_6
Thorsten Kostulski1,*, Sam Reisenfeld1,*
  • 1: University of Technology, Sydney
*Contact email: Thorsten.Kostulski@uts.edu.au, samr@uts.edu.au

Abstract

The increased interest in the use of Ka band frequencies in satellite communications has prompted extensive propagation studies and the development of several rain fade models in the past, all of which are based on measurements from geostationary satellites only. Based on novel data, which has been experimentally obtained from the low earth orbit microsatellite ‘FedSat’, this paper addresses the spectral analysis of variable slant-path attenuation measurements under various weather conditions by examples, compares the results to similar GEO statistics and identifies potentially significant effects.