Comparison of Radar Derived Rain Attenuation With the RazakSAT's X-Band Link Signal Measurement
The preliminary analysis involving comparison between radar derived attenuation using an S-band meteorological radar and measured signal of RazakSAT's X-band satellite link is presented. The radar data employed was attained from the Malaysian Meteorological Department's (MMD) terminal Doppler weather radar installed strategically in the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The X-band (8 GHz) satellite-Earth signals of Malaysian RazatSat's collected at the National Space Agency (NSA) space center have been analyzed and studied. The vertical polarization S-band radar reflectivity information was used to calculate the likely rain attenuation along the RazakSAT satellite propagation paths.