Accession Number : ADA300875

Title :   SATSIN System Manual.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Livingston, Robert C.

PDF Url : ADA300875

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : This report outlines the design, functions and operation of the HAARP Diagnostic Satellite Scintillation (SATSIN) system that will be used to characterize the structure and dynamics of F region ionospheric irregularities created during HF heating. When in routine operation, the SATSIN system will be located so that the propagation path from satellite radio beacons passes through the heated volume created by HAARP. The signal, altered in phase and amplitude by the irregularities, is received by the SATSIN array of eight antennas and is processed to extract the spatial and temporal characteristics of the scintillation. From this information, the strength, shape and motion of the in situ irregularities generated by HAARP can be implied. The hardware and software components of the system are reviewed, and the installation and operation in conjunction with the HAARP network are outlined.

Descriptors :   *SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, *IONOSPHERIC SCINTILLATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DYNAMICS, DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT, RADIO EQUIPMENT, HEAT, F REGION, COMMUNICATION SATELLITES, SATELLITE ANTENNAS, RADIO BEACONS, IONOSPHERIC MODIFICATION.

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE