Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2017, Page: 15-23
Path Profile for Terrestrial Line of Site Microwave Link in the C-Band
Enyenihi Henry Johnson, Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Akwa Ibom State University, Mkpat Enin, Nigeria
Okoye O. Jude, Department of Electrical/Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
Obinwa Christian Amaefule, Department of Electrical Engineering, Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, Nigeria
Received: Oct. 16, 2016;       Accepted: Dec. 27, 2016;       Published: Apr. 26, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijics.20170202.11      View  1517      Downloads  61
Abstract
In this paper, development of path profile for 6GHz C-band terrestrial line-of-site microwave link is presented. The path (elevation) profile data set is obtained using Geocontext online elevation software. With the path profile, the minimum antenna elevation and the minimum antenna mast heights for effective line of site installation are determined. According to the results, when path inclination is greater than zero, antenna elevation is 105.873m and 88.528m at the transmitter and receiver respectively, with antenna mast height of 36.712m at both the transmitter and the receiver and critical clearance of 4.787m at a distance of 1897.626m from the transmitter. However, when path inclination is equal to zero, antenna elevation is 88.528m at both the transmitter and receiver with antenna mast height of 19.367m and 36.712m at the transmitter and receiver respectively. In this case, the critical clearance is 0 m (zero meter) at a distance of 686.641m from the transmitter.
Keywords
Path Profile, Microwave Link, Line-of-Site, C-Band, Path Inclination, Fresnel Zone, Earth Bulge
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Enyenihi Henry Johnson, Okoye O. Jude, Obinwa Christian Amaefule, Path Profile for Terrestrial Line of Site Microwave Link in the C-Band, International Journal of Information and Communication Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2017, pp. 15-23. doi: 10.11648/j.ijics.20170202.11
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