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Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 51, Issue 7, pp 515–518 | Cite as

On the Problem of True Values of the Spectrum Indices for Small-scale Ionospheric Turbulence

  • V. A. Alimov
  • F. I. Vybornov
  • A. V. Rakhlin
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We consider the problem of obtaining reliable values of the local-spectrum indices of the electron number density fluctuations for small-scale ionospheric turbulence. It is shown that the use of a multifractal analysis in combination with the synchronous correlation processing of the received signals in the experiments on remote radio sounding of the ionosphere by satellite signals permits one to solve the posed problem. In this case, the true values of the local-spectrum indices of small-scale ionospheric turbulence, which are measured in such specialized experiments under natural conditions and during modification of the ionosphere by high-power HF radio emission, can differ notably from their standard values obtained within the framework of the classical method of radio scintillations, in which only correlation processing of the data is used.

Keywords

Fractal Dimension Electron Number Density Multifractal Analysis Correlation Processing Spectrum Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Alimov
    • 1
  • F. I. Vybornov
    • 1
  • A. V. Rakhlin
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiophysical Research InstituteNizhny NovgorodRussia

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