STATISTICAL MODELING OF RAIN ATTENUATION IN TROPICAL TERRESTRIAL LINKS
Keywords:radio propagation, rain attenuation, statistical modeling, terrestrial links
This paper presents a statistical modeling of rain attenuation in terrestrial links located in a tropical region using different types of distribution. Each distribution is tested against long-term statistics of data collected during up to two years of experimental measurements in links operating at 15 GHz. Statistics obtained from each distribution are tested against the corresponding ones derived from the experimental data using a test variable described in the ITU recommendation P.311-13 and an alternative test variable.
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