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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2007, Article ID 87525, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2007/87525
Research Article

Study of the Effect of Simulated Rain on the Offset Parabolic Antenna at Ku-Band with Different Elevation Angles

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Nibong Tebal 14300, Penang, Malaysia

Received 16 November 2006; Revised 20 March 2007; Accepted 24 April 2007

Academic Editor: Joshua Le-Wei Li

Copyright © 2007 H. Mostafa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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