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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2012, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 37-46

Bistatic radio location of the Earths surface from space

E.O. Potemkin 1, I.A. Kucheravenkov 2, S.S. Matyugov 2, A.G. Pavelyev 2
1 ОАО «VNIIEM» Corporation», 101000, Moscow, Khoromniy, 4
2 KotelnikovFIRE RAS, 141190, Moscow region, Fryazino, Vvedenskogo sq., 1
Analysis of the sensitivity of the phase and Doppler frequency of radio waves to variations of the reflective properties,
effects of refraction and absorption, and to average Earths surface height is provided for bistatic radar measurements
from space under small grazing angles. The results are supported by experimental data obtained during radio occultation
experiments by use of the communication link orbital station MIR - geostationary satellites.
Keywords: bistatic radio location Earth's surface space refraction absorption radio waves phase Doppler frequency
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