Accession Number:

ADA244169

Title:

DURIP Instrumentation Support for High-Latitude Ionospheric Research and the Establishment of a Dual Radar/Dual Frequency Observational Capability at the Millstone Radar Facility

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Dec 88-30 Jun 91,

Corporate Author:

HAYSTACK OBSERVATORY WESTFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-10-28

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Radar receiver and signal processing instrumentation was acquired and fabricated in order to establish a capability for dual 440 MHz and 1390 MHz radar operations at the M.I.T. Millstone Hill research facility. Hardware costs for a duplicate of the MIDAS radar processor were provided. This instrumentation enables a program of simultaneous, high-spatial resolution dual frequency observations of non-thermal and coherent radar backscatter from ionospheric plasma waves and turbulence at both F and E region heights. Simultaneous operation of the fully steerable Millstone Hill UHF and L-band radars in the incoherent scatter mode addresses the spatial homogeneity and simultaneity of ionospheric effects and processes.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE