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Presentation 2015-10-08 16:10
Relationship between Rain Attenuation Characteristics of Ku-Band Satellite Communications Links and Convective Rain Cloud Distribution in Tropical Region
Keigo Takemoto, Yoshiaki Shibagaki, Yasuyuki Maekawa (Osaka Electro-Commun. Univ.) SAT2015-45
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Rain attenuation statistics are obtained for both up and down links of Ku-band Superbird C, which connects the earth stations at Equatorial Atmosphere Radar (EAR) in West Sumatra, Indonesia and Research Institute of Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH) of Kyoto University in Uji, Kyoto during four years from Sept.2002 to Sept.2006. The rain attenuation and its annual statistics are simultaneously calculated from the precipitation cloud echoes measured by the X-band meteorological radar, being in good agreement with the direct measurements by the satellite signals. The radar observations also indicate the decrease of time percentages in high attenuation range due to localized structure of the clouds. The duration time of rain attenuation is estimated from the horizontal distribution and moving speed of the X-band radar echoes. It is found that some of the duration time can be much longer than in Japan even for extremely large rainfall rate exceeding 50 mm/h.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Satellite communications / Rain attenuation duration time / Ku-band / Equatorial region / Rain area motion speed / X-band radar / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 115, no. 241, SAT2015-45, pp. 167-170, Oct. 2015.
Paper # SAT2015-45 
Date of Issue 2015-09-30 (SAT) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee SAT  
Conference Date 2015-10-07 - 2015-10-08 
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Place (in English) Osaka University Nakanoshima Center 
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
Topics (in English) Satellite Communications, etc. (JC-SAT 2015) 
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Conference Code 2015-10-SAT 
Language English (Japanese title is available) 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
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Title (in English) Relationship between Rain Attenuation Characteristics of Ku-Band Satellite Communications Links and Convective Rain Cloud Distribution in Tropical Region 
Sub Title (in English)  
Keyword(1) Satellite communications  
Keyword(2) Rain attenuation duration time  
Keyword(3) Ku-band  
Keyword(4) Equatorial region  
Keyword(5) Rain area motion speed  
Keyword(6) X-band radar  
1st Author's Name Keigo Takemoto  
1st Author's Affiliation Osaka Electro-Communication University (Osaka Electro-Commun. Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Yoshiaki Shibagaki  
2nd Author's Affiliation Osaka Electro-Communication University (Osaka Electro-Commun. Univ.)
3rd Author's Name Yasuyuki Maekawa  
3rd Author's Affiliation Osaka Electro-Communication University (Osaka Electro-Commun. Univ.)
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Date Time 2015-10-08 16:10:00 
Presentation Time 25 
Registration for SAT 
Paper # IEICE-SAT2015-45 
Volume (vol) IEICE-115 
Number (no) no.241 
Page pp.167-170 
#Pages IEICE-4 
Date of Issue IEICE-SAT-2015-09-30 

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