Orthogonal-polarization alternating codes
Article first published online: 3 DEC 2009
Copyright 2009 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 44, Issue 6, December 2009
How to Cite
2009), Orthogonal-polarization alternating codes, Radio Sci., 44, RS6005, doi:10.1029/2008RS004132., and (
- Issue published online: 3 DEC 2009
- Article first published online: 3 DEC 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 AUG 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 5 MAY 2009
- Manuscript Received: 22 DEC 2008
- incoherent scatter;
- alternating codes
 We propose that by using orthogonal polarizations for alternating bauds of an alternating code, improvements are available both in cycle length, by means of using weak condition alternating codes, and in code performance through a reduction of autocorrelation function estimate variances by a factor of 4. This means an increase in the speed of incoherent scatter radar experiments by the same factor of 4.