Analysis of lightning-induced transient in 2.4 GHz wireless communication system

M. R. Ahmad*, M. Rashid, M. H. A. Aziz, M. M. Esa, V. Cooray, M. Rahman, E. Dutkiewicz

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the effects of transient from lightning channel to wireless communication system operating in microwave band at 2.4 GHz. Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) measurement method has been used to capture 3 lightning flashes (naked eyes method) with 7 spikes recorded at r distance from the lightning channel base with fixed d Transmitter-Receiver (T-R) separation at 1 meter. The transient effects have been evaluated in terms of Electric Field Strength, Signal-to-Interference-Noise Ratio (SINR), Bit Error Rate (BER) and Packet Error Rate (PER). During the first lightning flash event, more than 50% of total transmitted packets were corrupted for at least 3 seconds duration. The same happens during the second and third lightning flash events with more than 40% and 15% packets corrupted for durations of 3 and 2 seconds respectively. Interestingly the most suffered traffic types are video and speech signal transmission while data transmission is not affected at all.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication
Subtitle of host publication"Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena, IconSpace 2011 : Proceedings
EditorsMahamod Ismail, Mardina Abdullah, Wayan Suparta, Duratul Ain Yahya
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages225-230
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781457705649
ISBN (Print)9781457705632
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 12 Jul 201113 Jul 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011
CountryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period12/07/1113/07/11

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