Dynamical Model for Deriving 1-Min Rain Rate from Various Integration Times in a Tropical Region
Ojo JS*, Adenugba AK and Adediji AT
Department of Physics, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ojo JS
Department of Physics
Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 28, 2015; Accepted date: December 16, 2015; Published date: January 27, 2016
Citation: Ojo JS, Adenugba AK, Adediji AT (2016) Dynamical Model for Deriving 1-Min Rain Rate from Various Integration Times in a Tropical Region. J Telecommun Syst Manage 5:127. doi:10.4172/2167-0919.1000127
Copyright: © 2016 Ojo JS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The congestion at the lower frequency bands has forced the telecommunication system engineers to move to higher frequencies. However, microwave signal tends to undergo fading effect at frequencies above 10 GHz due to rainfall. Consequently, the 1-min rain rate data needed for the prediction of rain-induced attenuation is still very scarce in most part of the world, Nigeria inclusive. Therefore, appropriate conversion method is needed to convert the available data to the required 1-min rain rate data. In this paper, an empirical and dynamic method for conversion of long integration time to 1-min integration time has been proposed and compared with other conversion methods. In overall, conversion factor modeled with a power law (CF-PL) is found suitable to be used in this region based on an average rms error less than 2%.