IONOSPHERIC STUDIES USING POLARIZATION ROTATION OF SATELLITE RADIO SIGNALS
Scientific rept. no. 11
OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS ANTENNA LAB
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The polarization rotation is studied for radio signals received from an artificial satellite in the ionosphere. A first-order analysis is used which leads to values for the integrated electron density in the ionosphere. These values are compared with those calculated by other means and with those obtained by other investigators. A new parameter, the rate of polarization null position, is introduced as a method for obtaining the electron density at satellite altitudes. The methods employed in the analysis are outlined and additional means of improving the analysis are discussed.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Unmanned Spacecraft
- Radio Communications