Bars - A dual bistatic auroral radar system for the study of electric fields in the Canadian sector of the auroral zone

  • McNamara A
  • McDiarmid D
  • Sofko G
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Abstract

One instrument of the Canadian Auroral Network for the Open Program Unified Study (CANOPUS) is a pulsed dual bistatic auroral radar system (BARS) for the mapping of ionospheric electric fields, using the STARE technique originated by R.A. Greenwald [14]. The Canadian system is presently in the specification and design phases, with the objective of being operational by mid-1984. This paper describes the geometry of the BARS system, the design considerations, and the planned data and control network. © 1983.

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Authors

  • A. G. McNamara

  • D. R. McDiarmid

  • G. J. Sofko

  • J. A. Koehler

  • P. A. Forsyth

  • D. R. Moorcroft

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