The new meteor radar at Penn State

J. Urbina, R. Seal, L. Dyrud

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    Abstract

    In order to provide new and improved meteor radar sensing capabilities, Penn State has been developing advanced instruments and technologies for future meteor radars, with primary objectives of making such instruments more capable and cost effective to study basic properties of the global meteor flux, such as average mass, velocity, and chemical composition. Using low-cost field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and open source software tools, we describe a state-of-the art radar system that is both cost-effective and efficient, optimized to collect and display instantaneous profiles of atmospheric parameters and climatology on a daily basis throughout the year. An overview of the system and some of the emerging technologies developed for this meteor radar are presented.

    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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    Urbina, J., Seal, R., & Dyrud, L. (2011). The new meteor radar at Penn State. In 2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011 [6051021] (2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/URSIGASS.2011.6051021