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Title:Estimating Satellite Trajectories Using Backscattered Radar Signals Received in Ionospheric Experiments at Jicamarca
Author(s):Sain, Arghya
Contributor(s):Kudeki, Erhan
Subject(s):backscattered radar
satellite trajectory estimation
ionospheric sensing
Abstract:The antenna arrays at the Jicamarca Radio Observatory, Peru, are used to probe the Earth’s ionosphere. For this purpose pulses are sent out at regular intervals from the antenna arrays, and the backscatter signals from different layers of the atmosphere are collected. In the process echo from the satellites (or space junk) passing over the field of vision of receiving antennas are also received and stored. The work here involves detecting these satellites and estimating their trajectory. Results suggest that one can use the phase information and the power from satellite echo along with the antenna radiation pattern simultaneously to approximately estimate the direction of motion of the satellites. This work can be further extended to compare the actual antenna radiation pattern obtained in the process with the simulated radiation pattern.
Issue Date:2010-12
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-01-17

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