Noise Temperature Increase Effect on Total Outage Analysis of an Interfered Satellite Link

  • Vassileios K. Sakarellos
  • Athanasios D. Panagopoulos
  • John D. Kanellopoulos


The ever increasing demand for bandwidth and multimedia services has led to the employment of Ka and V band in modern satellite communication networks. In these frequency bands, rain attenuation is the most dominant fading mechanism deteriorating the performance of the Earth-space links. Moreover, interference due to propagation phenomena increases the outage time of the satellite links and should be taken into account for the reliable design of a satellite communication network. In this paper, a physical propagation model for the prediction of carrier-to-noise plus interference ratio statistics of a broadband satellite link incorporating the receiver noise temperature increase due to rain, is presented The obtained numerical results highlight the significance of the latter effect and investigate the impact of various operational, geometrical and climatic parameters in the total outage analysis. Some simple mathematical formulas for the prediction of the carrier-to-noise plus interference ratio, based on the above theoretical results, are also presented.


Adjacent satellite interference Rain attenuation Noise temperature increase Convective rain cell model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vassileios K. Sakarellos
    • 1
  • Athanasios D. Panagopoulos
    • 1
  • John D. Kanellopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Wireless & Satellite Communications Group, Division of Information Transmission Systems and Materials Technology, School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensZografouGreece

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