Estimating of RCS of Ionosphere for High Frequency Surface Wave Radar

  • Yang Xuguang
  • Yu ChangjunEmail author
  • Liu Aijun
  • Wang Linwei
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 227)


High Frequency Surface Wave Radar (HFSWR) has been shown to provide enhanced performance in over the horizon detection of targets and sea states remote sensing by the returns of targets and ocean surface. Meanwhile, HFSWR can also receive ionospheric echoes reflected by the ionosphere, which severely affect the radar detection performance. In this paper, the radar cross section (RCS) of ionosphere for HFSWR is estimated, which would help quantify the impact of the ionosphere to radar system and the performance of clutter mitigation techniques. Simulations are provided to illustrate the effect of parameters including radar operating frequency, scale size of irregularities, aspect angle and detection range on the RCS of ionosphere.


High Frequency Surface Wave Radar Ionosphere RCS 



We would like to express his/her sincere thanks to the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 61571159, 61571157 and members of the school of Electronics and Information Engineering, Research Center, Harbin Institute of Technology for technical support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yang Xuguang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yu Changjun
    • 3
    Email author
  • Liu Aijun
    • 3
  • Wang Linwei
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electronic and Information EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina
  2. 2.Department of ScienceHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinChina
  3. 3.Department of Information and Electrical EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyWeihaiChina

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