Outage performance analysis of route diversity systems of cellular structure


  • J. D. Kanellopoulos,

  • S. G. Koukoulas


Cellular diversity systems of rhomboidal structure as a means to overcome rain attenuation problems for frequencies greater than 10 GHz are analyzed and compared to conventional route diversity systems. The proposed model is applicable to systems using diversity hop lengths more than 30 km. Application of the cellular system for regions characterized by different rainfall climates, similar to those observed in Canada and Europe, with ƒ = 11 GHz gives a saving in the number of required repeaters up to about a value of 13% for high-quality repeaters.