A UNIQUE SCINTILLATION RATE COUNTER FOR IONOSPHERIC STUDIES.
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
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A device is described which will measure the scintillation rate of a radio signal within the range of 0 to 30 cps and read out its count in analog form every 10 sec. The counter is a simple and compact transistorized device which contains its own calibration standard. The theory of operation is described. The counters performance is checked with a laboratory Rayspan spectrum analyzer. The application of the counter to the study of ionospheric irregularities by satellite-borne beacons is discussed. It is shown that under certain conditions the device may be used to measure ionospheric irregularity size. Author