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Title:Ionospheric electron density and Te/Ti estimation using incoherent scatter power data collected at ALTAIR
Author(s):Milla, Marco Antonio
Advisor(s):Kudeki, Erhan
Department / Program:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Discipline:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Advanced Long Range Tracking and Identification Radar (ALTAIR)
Ionospheric measurements
Abstract:The main concern of this thesis is the estimation of ionospheric parameters from incoherent scatter (IS) power data collected with the ALTAIR radar. The estimation is performed using a radar calibration and inversion technique based on a forward model of the scattered power. The model considers the physics of the ionosphere in terms of IS radar cross section (RCS) of the medium. The inversion procedure provides the estimates of plasma density and electron-ion temperature ratio (Te/Ti) of the probed ionosphere.
Issue Date:2006
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Sponsor:NASA grant - NAG5-5368
NSF grant - ATM-0215246
Rights Information:Copyright 2006 Marco Antonio Milla
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-11-19

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