The research presented in this paper was funded by the UK's Ofcom as part of the Spectrum Efficiency Scheme and the support of Ofcom in providing the funding for the GBS experiment is greatly appreciated.
The GBS dataset: measurements of satellite site diversity at 20.7 GHz in the UK
Version of Record online: 17 MAR 2013
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Geoscience Data Journal
Volume 1, Issue 1, pages 2–6, June 2014
How to Cite
Callaghan, S. A., Waight, J., Agnew, J. L., Walden, C. J., Wrench, C. L. and Ventouras, S. (2014), The GBS dataset: measurements of satellite site diversity at 20.7 GHz in the UK. Geoscience Data Journal, 1: 2–6. doi: 10.1002/gdj3.2
- Issue online: 26 JUN 2014
- Version of Record online: 17 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 27 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Received: 15 MAY 2012
- Spectrum Efficiency Scheme
- Chilbolton Group of STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
- site diversity;
- radio propagation;
- fade mitigation techniques
The GBS (Global Broadcast Service) dataset is a series of radio attenuation measurements made at three sites in the UK: Chilbolton and Sparsholt, both in southern UK, and Dundee in Scotland. The aim of the experiment was to make long term measurements of the signal strength received from a 20.7 GHz beacon on the US Department of Defense satellite UFO-9 at multiple sites, in order to determine whether the use of site diversity as a fade mitigation technique would be effective. The dataset spans a period of 3 years, from August 2003 to August 2006 with signal attenuation sampled once per second.