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Microwave signal propagation on oil palm trees: measurements and analysis


Rizman, Zairi Ismael and Jusoff, Kamaruzaman and Rais, Siti Sara and Abu Bakar, Hasrul Hafiz and Sekharan Nair, Gopala Krishnan and Yeap, Kim Ho (2011) Microwave signal propagation on oil palm trees: measurements and analysis. International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, 4 (3). pp. 388-401. ISSN 1178-5608


This paper presents the study of microwave signal attenuation on oil palm trees at 0.9 GHz, 1.8 GHz and 2.3 GHz frequencies. The main objective is to investigate the characteristics of propagation phenomenon by analysing the received signal strength. The experiments were made at the estate where there are straight line uniform canopies of mature oil palm trees. The measurements were carried out on the same transmission paths with different number of trees and height at trunk, leaves and fruits which obstructing the signal paths. The results have shown that excessive attenuation is due to scattering, depolarisation, fluctuation and absorption. It is strongly aggrees with the previous studies. Further studies on other types of vegetation and environments, and its seasonal differences are important as future research.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.21307/ijssis-2017-446
Publisher: Exeley
Keywords: Attenuation; Frequency; Microwave; Oil palm tree; Propagation
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 09:29
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2020 08:04
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/23907
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