Milestone 10.5: Final version of the low-level simulation software ready
In this Work Package, the possibility to recover images due to incoherent scattering radio signals is demonstrated. This is done, for instance, in order to synthesise images of the highly inhomogeneous distribution of electron density in an aurora across the radar beam. The task of simulating the incoherent scatter signal at arbitrary point in the ionosphere was considered earlier and reported as Milestone 10.1. To simulate the voltages at multiple receive sites we need to integrate the elementary scattering points over the volume illuminated by a transmitted pulse. An algorithm has been implemented for this and tested as a part of the operational software for image inversion and visualisation (Task 10.4).
This Milestone was reached in January 2012.