Recent results of rainfall mapping from cellular network measurements

Hagit Messer, Oren Goldshtein, Asaf Rayitsfeld, Pinhas Alpert

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Abstract

Electromagnetic waves are known to be influenced by atmospheric conditions. Therefore, wireless communications, in which electromagnetic signals carry the information, can be used in environmental studies. In a recently published paper, it has been demonstrated that received signal level (RSL) measurements from fixed terrestrial line-of-sight microwave links, deployed by cellular operators, can be used to estimate space-time rainfall intensities [1]. In this follow-up paper we present recent real data results based on a rigorous algorithm which converts received signal level measurements from a set microwave links in an arbitrary geometry, lengths and frequencies into a two dimensional rain map. As such, the great potential of using globally spread wireless communication systems for accurate two dimensional rainfall monitoring has is exploited.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP
Pages5157-5160
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 31 Mar 20084 Apr 2008

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Conference

Conference2008 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period31/03/084/04/08

Keywords

  • Environmental monitoring
  • Microwave links
  • RSL measurements
  • Rain field reconstruction
  • Rainfall estimation

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