Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2020, Page: 11-15
Investigating the Impact of Weather Parameters on Signal Strength of Satellite Dish in Enugu Metropolis
Chima Abraham Iheanyichukwu, Department of Industrial Physics, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria
Onyia Augustine Ike, Department of Industrial Physics, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria
Chikeleze Praise Chukwuemeka, Department of Industrial Physics, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria
Received: Jul. 3, 2020;       Accepted: Jul. 15, 2020;       Published: Aug. 4, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijass.20200802.11      View  191      Downloads  34
Abstract
This research evaluates the impact of weather parameter (temperature, pressure, humidity and wind speed) on satellite dishes and how it affects the quality of reception it gives using the data obtained from the Automated Weather Station and Signal Strength in Enugu State University of Science and Technology. The atmospheric components and signal strength were measured every two minutes daily in different months, on different days, and at a different time of the day from the station for period of nine months. The average results of these measurements were then taken and the data obtained from the measurements were tabulated and subsequently plotted in a graph to ascertain the variation in signal strength triggered by change in temperature, humidity, pressure and wind speed. It was observed from this research that the rise in atmospheric temperature, humidity and pressure will lead to a drop in strength of the signal generated by this station and vice versa. This indicated that signal strength is inversely proportional to atmospheric temperature, pressure and humidity; provided that for any of the giving components, others were observed constant, including the wind speed and direction which affects the positioning of satellite dishes. The correlation of the signal strength and atmospheric temperature, pressure and humidity were respectively r=-0.93, -0.97 and -0.92. It was observed that the atmospheric temperature, humidity, pressure and wind speed are mathematically inversely related.
Keywords
Temperature, Pressure, Humidity, Signal Strength
To cite this article
Chima Abraham Iheanyichukwu, Onyia Augustine Ike, Chikeleze Praise Chukwuemeka, Investigating the Impact of Weather Parameters on Signal Strength of Satellite Dish in Enugu Metropolis, International Journal of Astrophysics and Space Science. Vol. 8, No. 2, 2020, pp. 11-15. doi: 10.11648/j.ijass.20200802.11
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