Accession Number : ADP006266

Title :   Computerized Ionospheric Tomography,

Corporate Author : TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIV COOKEVILLE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Austen, Jeffrey R. ; Raymund, Timothy D. ; Klobuchar, John A. ; Stalker, J. ; Liu, C. H.

Report Date : 03 MAY 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : In this paper the background of computerized tomography (CT) and its application to the ionosphere is reviewed. CT techniques, using only total electron content (TEC) data, can be used to reconstruct a two-dimensional image of the electron density in the ionosphere. The limitations of this technique are discussed and examples showing the limitations and capabilities are presented. Simulation results for two applications are presented: imaging the high latitude trough, and the correction of tracking radar range rate errors. Some possible extensions of the technique are presented.

Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERE, *COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY, *ELECTRON DENSITY, RADAR MAPPING, PROFILES.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE