Accession Number:

ADA433283

Title:

SESCAT Investigations of 50 MHz Coherent Backscatter Phenomena in midlatitude E-region Ionosphere

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 26 Jan 2001-29 Jan 2003

Corporate Author:

CRETE UNIV (GREECE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-06

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE