Deliverable 6.2: Initial version of the handbook of measurement principles

A handbook of measurement principles for incoherent scatter radar systems is produced as part of the EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase project. This handbook is setting out how the system performance can be optimised by the application of innovative concepts in signal processing, coding, data handling and data analysis. The plan is that this handbook will be used as a framework for software and experiment development in the future EISCAT_3D system.

The initial version of the handbook has been prepared in order to deal with the most important pieces of information which were missing or partly incompletely treated in the first design study of the EISCAT_3D radar. It forms Deliverable 6.2.

The handbook will be expanded and iterated as the study continues throughout the project.