Researchers from Tel Aviv University, Israel, recently participated in the IEEE 14th Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Workshop (IVMSP), which took place in Greece during the last week of June. There, they presented a new method to calibrate smart city’s E-band short links for rainfall monitoring purposes.
“We propose a simple model that is capable to correct the observed attenuation measurements from each link” says Roy Janco, a graduate student at the School of Electrical Engineering who gave a talk about his work at the workshop. “The parameters used in this model can be calibrated using attenuation measurements from a long link in the vicinity of the network, without the need for a dedicated rain measuring device. This gives a significant advantage that can help use commercial microwave links for rain monitoring purposes in areas in which no nearby rain-gauge or other meteorological equipment is available for the calibration stages.”
The proposed method has been used to construct a high resolution 2-D map of the accumulated rain in the city of Rehovot, Israel, using received signal level measurements obtained from the smart city network deployed by SMBIT LTD.
For full details check out:https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9816243
R. Janco, J. Ostrometzky and H. Messer, “Rain Estimation from Smart City’s E-band Links,” 2022 IEEE 14th Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Workshop (IVMSP), 2022, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/IVMSP54334.2022.9816243.