On the possible effect of signal processing in meteor-head radar reflections from Jicamarca

F. Galindo, Julio Urbina, J. Chau, L. Dyrud

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    Abstract

    We report the analysis of a peculiar signature present in Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) plots from meteor-head radar returns. These radar reflections were collected with the High-Power Large-Aperture (HPLA) radar at Jicamarca in Lima, Peru. The signature appears to be systematic, being caused by the combined effect of meteor-head echoes properties and signal processing in the radar receiver. We describe a first order model to support this hypothesis. Our studies reveal that at least 15% of the meteor population exhibit this signature. Therefore, the understanding of this feature is critical to differentiate them from actual physical processes present in meteor returns. Failing to do so could lead to misinterpretation of meteor data.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 21 2011
    Event2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: Aug 13 2011Aug 20 2011

    Publication series

    Name2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011

    Other

    Other2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011
    CountryTurkey
    CityIstanbul
    Period8/13/118/20/11

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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