SatCom : Ka-band propagation experiment
Ka-band propagation experiment is a national level study administered by Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad and NESAC is one of its participatory agency. ISRO is planning to utilize Ka- band radio frequency for communication purpose in India. But Ka- band radio frequency is more susceptible to high signal attenuation during rain and cloudy weather, which will seriously degrade the services. To study the effects of these meteorological parameters on Ka Band radio propagation this experiment has been planned by SAC, Ahmedabad.
The main studies that will be carried out over Indian Tropical region are
The Main outcome of the experiment will be
Under this project, a number on equipment like Disdrometer, Microrain Radar (MRR), Rain Gauge, Datalogger etc has been already commissioned and functional. Meteorological data archival and analysis is going. A Dual frequency Beacon Transmitter (20.2 and 30. 5 GHz), Radiometer etc will be installed very soon. A special cabin has been constructed for housing the equipments under the project.