Feasibility Study on Tropospheric Attenuation Effect of Ku/V Band Signal for Korean Satellite Navigation System

Park, Jungkeun;Lee, Young Jae;Choi, Moonseok;Jang, Jae-Gyu;Sung, Sangkyung

  • 투고 : 2015.08.03
  • 심사 : 2015.10.14
  • 발행 : 2016.03.30


For next generation global navigation satellite systems, new carrier frequencies in Ku/V band are expected to emerge as a promising alternative to the current frequency windows in L band as they get severely congestive. In the case of higher frequency bands, signal attenuation phenomenon through the atmosphere is significantly different from the L band signal propagation. In this paper, a fundamental investigation is carried out to explore the Ku/V band as a candidate frequency band for a new global satellite navigation carrier signal, wherein specific attention is given to the effects of the dominant attenuation factors through the tropospheric propagation path. For a specific application, a candidate orbit preliminarily designed for the Korean regional satellite navigation system is adapted. Simulation results summarize that the Ku band can provide a promising satellite navigation implementation considering the present satellite's power budget, while the V band still requires technical advances in satellite transceiver system implementations.


global navigation satellite system;millimeter wave;attenuation;tropospheric propagation;Korean satellite navigation system


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