Tropospheric Influence on Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) Radio Waves

Joel Iloke

Department of Physics, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria.

Ukoette Jeremiah Ekah *

Department of Physics, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria.

Igwe Ewona

Department of Physics, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This research investigates the effects of temperature and relative humidity on UHF signals. A spectrum analyzer was used in measuring UHF signals while a digital thermometer and hygrometer was used in measuring temperature and relative humidity, respectively. From results obtained, relative humidity had no significant effect on measured path loss while a positive correlation coefficient was obtained between temperature and measured path loss. This implies that an increase in temperature will lead to a decrease in received signal strength of UHF signals. Furthermore, a path loss propagation model for Calabar (PL = 37.920 + 2.796T + 0.290R + ) was obtained using multiple regression analysis and we believe that the obtained result will be useful to radio engineers for UHF signal propagation in the study terrain.

Keywords: UHF signals, radio waves, temperature, relative humidity, path loss


How to Cite

Iloke, J., Ekah, U. J., & Ewona, I. (2022). Tropospheric Influence on Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) Radio Waves. Asian Journal of Research and Reviews in Physics, 6(3), 48–57. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajr2p/2022/v6i3121

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