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Volume 9, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 829–839, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-829-2016
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 829–839, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-829-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 03 Mar 2016

Research article | 03 Mar 2016

Coded continuous wave meteor radar

Juha Vierinen et al.
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This paper describes the use of pseudorandom coded continuous wave radar transmissions for meteor radar. This avoids range-aliased echoes, maximizes pulse compression gain, is less susceptible to RFI, allows time resolution to be changed flexibly, and enables multiple transmitters to operate on the same frequency without interfering each other. These features make the radar well suited for multi-static meteor radar networks. We show results from a measurement campaign to demonstrate the method.
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