A meteor echo detection and collection system for use on VHF radars


  • S. T. Wang,

  • D. Tetenbaum,

  • B. B. Balsley,

  • R. L. Obert,

  • S. K. Avery,

  • J. P. Avery


We have developed a meteor echo detection and collection system (MEDAC) that can be attached to many ST or MST radars operating in the VHF range. The system can be operated in parallel with the normal data collection of turbulent echoes. The use of the meteor echoes extends MST mesosphere observations into the night and extends ST capabilities into the mesosphere and lower thermosphere. This paper describes the system and presents preliminary wind measurements using the Platteville, Colorado, ST radar.