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Genetic-Algorithm-Based Parameter Estimation Technique for Fragmenting Radar Meteor Head Echoes

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4 Author(s)
Roy, A. ; Commun. & Space Sci. Lab., Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA ; Briczinski, S.J. ; Doherty, J.F. ; Mathews, J.D.

Meteoroid fragmentation presents a serious problem for Doppler estimation using Fourier transform techniques. Radar returns from multiple closely spaced bodies traveling at nearly identical speeds result in an interference pattern which makes it difficult to estimate properties of individual bodies by traditional techniques. Here, we present a genetic-algorithm-based procedure to determine the properties of the individual fragments, such as relative scattering cross section, speed, and deceleration. The radar meteor observations presented here were made using the Poker Flat (Alaska) Incoherent Scatter Radar operating at 449.3 MHz.

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Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 3 )