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Characteristics of high frequency radio wave propagated in heated ionospheric regions


A two-dimensional Ohm heating theoretic model in the magnetizing ionosphere and a ray-tracing model in a discrete ionosphere background are used to analyze quantitatively the characteristics (mainly the Doppler shift and the phase shift) of the over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) wave, which propagates through the ionospheric region heated by high frequency radio wave. The simulation results about the Doppler and the phase shift are obtained within two minutes after the heater is on. Preliminary conclusions are given by comparing the numerical results with experimental data.

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Translated from Chinese Journal of Radio Science, 2008, 23(3): 466–470 [译自: 电波科学学报]

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He, F., Zhao, Z. Characteristics of high frequency radio wave propagated in heated ionospheric regions. Front. Electr. Electron. Eng. China 4, 205–209 (2009).

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  • over-the-horizon radar (OTHR)
  • wave characteristics
  • Doppler shift
  • phase shift