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The Implementation of a New Method of Determining the Rotational Angle of a Polarization Ellipse for the University of Hawaii Faraday Project

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Title:The Implementation of a New Method of Determining the Rotational Angle of a Polarization Ellipse for the University of Hawaii Faraday Project
Authors:Kutara, Brian
Contributors:Engineering (department)
Date Issued:15 Jan 2014
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract:The Faraday Project is a theoretical and experimental research program to study properties of the ionosphere and the relationships of these properties with solar and geophysical phenomena. Experimental data for the study are preĀ­ sently being obtained by measuring the total electron content in a cylinder of unit area from Hawaii to a geostationary satellite, ATS-1. The total electron content is obtained from the polarization angle twist of VHF telemetry-carrier transmissions received from the satellite. The signal transmitted from the ATS-1 is linearly-polarized, but the polarizatJon angle of the received signal changes with time because it is rotated by its passage through the electron density of the ionosphere.
Pages/Duration:ii, 27 pages
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/32290
Rights:All UHM Honors Projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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