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While the ionosphere has been a subject of intensive study through radio and in situ techniques for several decades now, it is only recently that we have access to significant volume of data on thermosphere and its coupling to the plasma. Several types of high power radars, Fabry-Perot interferometers, improved satellite measurements, new development to derive thermospheric dynamics from conventional ionosondes and large computing facilities for global circulation modelling have given insight...

Communications By Means Of Low Earth Orbiting Satellites

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1 Introduction Personal communication by satellite Many organizations have proposed satellite-based personal communications providing global coverage for voice and data to hand-held subscriber units with a direct link to a satellite. Such systems will offer the ultimate promise of personal communications of allowing communications to the person at any time and in any place, literally, rather than to a physical location. The projected system capital costs are estimated variously as being between...

Impact Of Numerical Methods On Propagation Modelling

Recent years have seen a growth in the development of numerical tools for radiowave propagation. This chapter considers some of the reasons for this development, the benefits of simulation in radiowave propagation, and gives specific examples. Numerical models are of course being applied in many electromagnetic wave propagation problems. However the scope of this paper will be limited to tropospheric applications dominated by refraction, diffraction and scatter mechanisms. This includes several...

References

Bamler, R. 1992 , A Comparison of Range-Doppler and Wavenumber Domain SAR Focusing Algorithms, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 30, no. 4, pp 706-713. Bennett, J. R., I. G. Cumming, and R. A. Deane 1980 , The Digital Processing of Seasat Synthetic Aperture Radar Data, Proceedings of the IEEE International Radar Conference, pp 168-174. Bennett, J. R. and P. R. McConnell 1980 , Considerations in the Design of Optimal-Multi-look Processors for Image Quality, Proceedings of...

Tutorial Lectures

Physik alisch - Tech n is che B u ndesanstalt Bundesallee 100, 38023 Braunschweig, Germany Prof. R. Tiberio1, Prof. S. Maci 2 and Prof. A. Toccafondi 1 via S. Marta 3, 50139 Florence, Italy Phillips Hall 6 Floor, Washington, D.C., 20052, USA Dr J.P. Parmantier 1 and Prof. P. Degauque 2 ' ONERA 8, rue des Vertugadins, 92190 Meudon, France 2 Universit des Sciences et Techniques de Lille 1 59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq, France Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire 0X11 OQX, UK National Geophysical Research...

Topology Based Modelling Of Very Large Systems

Jean Philippe Parmantier and Pierre Degauque 1 Introduction Electromagnetic Topology, an appropriate conception method for modern EMC Nowadays, it is obvious that Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) problems have to be taken into account at the conception phase of large systems. This is the best way to optimise the allocation of protection on the whole system. Nevertheless the solution dealing with shielding all the walls and systematically applying protection devices at the input points of...

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1 0 -1 xsR.A. 1950 (offset) () Figure 6 Map of the distribution of the H20 masers near W3f OH), (a) Measured positions and proper motion based on a distance of 2.2 kpc. (b) Top view, with the assumption of constant outflow velocity. The motions clearly indicate a well collimated bipolar outflow Alcolea et al., 1994 . Figure 7 Map of the distribution of the SiO masers at 43 GHz towards the late-type star TX Cam. The circle in the center represents the stellar photosphere of diameter 3.6 A U...

SAR Processing

The history of SAR rests primarily on the history of SAR processing. From the processor's point of view, a good synthetic aperture radar is expected to do very little other than to collect the signal data coherently, and to deliver the data faithfully to memory, whose accumulated contents serve as the input to the processor. It follows from first principles that the data to be processed is a linear combination of signals from individual scattering elements. Hence, to understand SAR processing,...

Fundamental SAR Principles

Popular opinion has it that SAR is a difficult specialty, perhaps designed with devious intent to baffle newcomers. One could easily conclude that there are too many aspects to consider, including a few tricks known only to those versed in the art. On the contrary, SARs are well behaved. Synthetic aperture radars are elegant systems whose fundamentals may be summarized rather compactly. Six basic principles are sufficient to derive most important aspects of SAR. Stripped of its more familiar...

Counting Of Single Flux And Single Charge Quanta For Metrology

In the last few decades, many efforts have been made to realize the physical units by quantum devices instead of material artifacts. The latter ones imply a great number of drawbacks they might be damaged by improper handling the realized unit depends on external parameters, often in a non-reproducible way intercomparisons are difficult because of transport problems they are available only in a central laboratory. In contrast to this, quantum devices reduce the realization of the physical units...

Lightwave Communications

The history of modern lightwave communications systems began at the end of the fifties, with lasers, which were the first optical source with high power and directivity able to be used in a communication system. Gas lasers, needing high supply voltages and relatively large sized, were followed in 1961 by semiconductor lasers, which appeared much more promising, because of their small dimensions and the possibility of modulating them with low currents. More than ten years of research were...

Basic notions

In this section the notions of nonlinear dynamics are briefly reviewed 8 to set the stage for recent achievements 9 , The state of a dynamical system is most intuitively visualized geometrically as a point in a space, called state space or phase space, spanned by all the dependent variables of the system. Variables may be voltages, currents, temperatures, pressures, etc. In Fig. 1 these variables are called xp x2, xp ,*w,The initial state, at time t0 of the hypothetical system is marked as x0....

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That counts the relative number of neighbouring points closer than r H is the Heaviside function with H x 1 for gt 1 and zero elsewhere . The constant c is some correlation length and is used to omit points that are close neighbours in time 45 , and d is the embedding dimension. The correlation sum approach is a fixed size method, because for a given radius r the number of pairs with distance smaller than r is counted. As an alternative one may also use a fixed mass method to estimate the...