Evaluation of Wireless Network Services based on GSM Sensor System

P. Mariño, F.P. Fontán, F. Machado, C. Enjamio, and S. Otero (Spain)


Meteorology, Wireless Communications, Millimetre Wavelengths, Acquisition Systems.


The wireless access networks based in millimetre wave length technologies are mainly impaired by rain. To eval uate the rain effects over a communication system, it is es sential to know the temporal and spatial evolution of rain fall rate. For this reason it is necessary to develop an exper imental network which provides the adequate data to study, prevent and compensate the rain fade. In this paper, an ex perimental rain gauge network is presented. This network comprises weather stations capable of measuring rainfall rate, temperature and humidity. The paper describes first the experimental network for automatic data acquisition as a system based in a distributed process. The design of the experimental network is explained in detail and finally the interest for millimetre wavelength applications is pointed out.

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