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Analysis of Cross-Ocean Microwave Communication Systems Using Point-To-Point, Space Diversity and Hybrid Diversity Configurations

Ade Wahyudin 1 and Alfin Hikmaturokhman 2
1. Manajemen Teknik Studio Produksi, Sekolah Tinggi Multi Media “MMTC”, D.I. Yogyakarta 55284, Indonesia
2. Telecommunication Engineering, Institut Teknologi Telkom Purwokerto, Purwokerto 53147, Indonesia

Abstract—Microwave communication is still important to use in the backhaul network of telecommunications systems because it can reach remote areas that are difficult to reach by cable technology. One of the implementations is cross-ocean backhaul communication which is widely applied in the archipelago. So, to reach the remote areas, proper backhaul network planning is required. A point-to-point microwave transmission network can be a solution to reach remote areas of islands separated by oceans. The problem that occurs is that the multipath fading on the ocean route is quite large so that to overcome this we need a diversity technique. There are various diversity configurations such as space, frequency, and a combination of both or Hybrid. Based on the simulation and theoretical calculations, concluded that point-to-point configuration producing the quality of communication below the standards set by the ITU-R (ITU-T G.821). The use of space diversity and hybrid diversity provided a significant increase in the quality of communication both in terms of availability, un-availability, and fading margin.
Index Terms—Microwave, cross-ocean, space diversity, hybrid diversity, availability

Cite: Ade Wahyudin and Alfin Hikmaturokhman, "Analysis of Cross-Ocean Microwave Communication Systems Using Point-To-Point, Space Diversity and Hybrid Diversity Configurations," Journal of Communications vol. 16, no. 8, pp. 331-340, August 2021. Doi: 10.12720/jcm.16.8.331-340

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