Pulse distortion after propagating through an ionospheric bubble
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1984 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 19, Issue 3, pages 719–724, May-June 1984
How to Cite
1984), Pulse distortion after propagating through an ionospheric bubble, Radio Sci., 19(3), 719–724, doi:10.1029/RS019i003p00719., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 SEP 1983
- Manuscript Received: 20 APR 1983
An ionospheric bubble is first modeled based on in situ data measured on board a satellite. The effect such a bubble may have on radio signals propagating through it is next simulated by solving numerically a parabolic equation. Considerable pulse distortion is found. When the computational technique is applied to a frozen but moving bubble, these results imply that the pulse excess arrival time, the pulse width, and its skewness will fluctuate with time, leading to the pulse jitter problem often observed experimentally.