Interference detection and correction applied to incoherent scatter radar power profile measurements

M. J. German, John David Mathews

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Abstract

Incoherent scatter radars are used principally to measure “power profiles” (total power versus range) from which electron concentration is inferred. When applied to the ionosphere D region this measurement is, due to very small signal‐to‐noise ratios and the range involved, especially susceptable to aircraft and meteor returns and to interference from other radars. We report a power spectrum based interference detection scheme which allows correction of the power profile. The power spectrum used is formed from the same data sequence used to form the power profile. This scheme has been successfully applied to Arecibo D region data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-751
Number of pages7
JournalRadio Science
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics
  • Instrumentation

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German, M. J. ; Mathews, John David. / Interference detection and correction applied to incoherent scatter radar power profile measurements. In: Radio Science. 1986 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 745-751.
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In: Radio Science, Vol. 21, No. 4, 01.01.1986, p. 745-751.

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