Results of a Single-Pulse Sounding Experiment
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1970 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 5, Issue 4, pages 673–677, April 1970
How to Cite
1970), Results of a Single-Pulse Sounding Experiment, Radio Sci., 5(4), 673–677, doi:10.1029/RS005i004p00673.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 10 OCT 1969
A prototype single-pulse ionospheric sounding system has been devised at the Radio Physics Laboratory of Stanford Research Institute. The sounding system was installed and operated at a field site near Menlo Park, California, between July 1968 and January 1969. From a single transmitted RF pulse, it has been possible to obtain a vertical-incidence ionogram over a frequency range exceeding 7 MHz. In addition, the very narrow (nominally 1 μsec) transmitted pulse of the system has permitted the detection and identification of E-region echoes <600 meters thick, a determination not possible with conventional sounders.