Effect of Some Meteorological Variables and Conditions on Mobile Phone and 'TV' Satellite Signal
Keywords:Electromagnetic spectrum, Micro wave, Radio wave, Signal strength, Weather conditions
AbstractThe study aimed to seek for the effect of meteorological parameters and conditions on wave transport for both radio wave band that used by mobile phone communication and microwave band that used in 'TV' satellites by showing which atmospheric variable and conditions have a positive or negative effect on signal strength. Data of study was recorded perfectly from one selected point by hand using the same devices for all recording to exclude the error caused by changing device types. The results showed that atmospheric conditions had a noticeable effect on microwave signal band that used by 'TV' satellite especially when there was a rainy case, and for atmospheric 'UV' index it had a direct positive effect on radio waveband used by mobile phone because there was an increase in signal strength corresponding with increasing of 'UV' index (from 1 to 5 of UV index range). For temperature, the result showed inverse proportion with radio waveband signal, but relative humidity didn't show up any relations with both study band's signals. Day time variation of signals was recorded for both wavebands, the result of radio waveband signal fluctuated in semi sine wave shape but with decreasing trend along day time, and for 'TV' satellite microwave band signal the result recorded increasing trend along day time, and this may because of solar radiation activity but in general, the satellite band signal was higher affected by weather condition as compared with mobile phone radio wave signal band.
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