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Comparison of Radar Waveforms for a Low-Power Vertical-Incidence Ionosonde

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7 Author(s)
Ming Yao ; School of Electronic Information, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China ; Zhengyu Zhao ; Gang Chen ; Guobin Yang
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Vertical-incidence (VI) ionosonde is a kind of high-frequency radar. The sounding waveform is an important characteristic for measurement by ionosondes. This letter compares, both theoretically and practically, four different biphase-coded pulse compression radar waveforms which can be employed in the Wuhan Ionosphere Comprehensive Sounding System at VI sounding, including interpulse-coded m sequence, interpulse-coded Wolfman-Goutelard sequence, intrapulse-coded Barker sequence, and intrapulse-coded complementary sequence pairs. The experimental results demonstrate that among the four waveforms, the intraphase-coded complementary-sequence pairs have the best performance.

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IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters  (Volume:7 ,  Issue: 4 )