SESCAT Investigations of 50 MHz Coherent Backscatter Phenomena in midlatitude E-region Ionosphere
Final rept. 26 Jan 2001-29 Jan 2003
CRETE UNIV (GREECE)
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This report results from a contract tasking University of Crete as follows The contractor will investigate the ionospheres ability to reflect radio waves backscatter using the Sporadic E SCATter experiment SESCAT. SESCAT is an ionospheric radio Doppler system on the island of Crete, Greece a fixed, ground-based facility. The contractor will evaluate bulk motions and spatial structuring within unstable sporadic E layers. The objective of this research is to experimentally validate theoretical models proposed to explain strong backscatter periodicities associated with mid-latitude sporadic E layer plasma. Contract hardware supports other USAF funded experiments in Crete.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Radio Communications