A new analysis technique for estimating zonal irregularity drifts and variability in the equatorial F region using spaced receiver scintillation data

Joseph D. Vacchione, Steven J. Franke, Kung C. Yeh

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Abstract

A new technique for analyzing spaced receiver measurements of equatorial scintillation is applied to VHF scintillation data. The technique is based on a model that includes both propagation effects and the statistical characteristics of scintillation‐producing irregulatities. Nonlinear least squares fitting is used to fit the model to measured auto‐ and cross‐correlation functions of the signal amplitude fading on spaced receivers. The results are compared with mean and “random” drift estimates obtained using the classical type of correlation analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-756
Number of pages12
JournalRadio Science
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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