Streamlining Experiment Projections For Resolute Bay Incoherent Scatter Radar (risr) To Facilitate Research Of Space Weather Driven Global Positioning System Scintillations
Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signals are used throughout the world for position, navigation, and timing. As these signals travel to Earth's surface from Medium Earth Orbit they can encounter ionospheric scintillation caused by ionospheric plasma irregularities, especially at high latitudes. This ionospheric scintillation is detrimental to GNSS signal strength, accuracy, and confidence. Incoherent scatter radars like Resolute Bay Incoherent Scatter Radar (RISR) are excellent tools for measuring the ionospheric conditions that surround the path of incoming GNSS signals. This paper outlines a process that utilizes Systems Toolkit (STK) and Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB) to streamline the process of identifying valid future conjunctions between GPS signals and RISR radar beams to advance study of the impact of ionospheric scintillations on GNSS signals at high latitudes.
Earth, Global navigation satellite system, Radar remote sensing, Radar measurements, Spaceborne radar, Radar, Radar scattering
A. Hoxeng, D. Loucks, W. Wright and C. Oxendine, "Streamlining Experiment Projections For Resolute Bay Incoherent Scatter Radar (risr) To Facilitate Research Of Space Weather Driven Global Positioning System Scintillations," 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS, Brussels, Belgium, 2021, pp. 8356-8359, doi: 10.1109/IGARSS47720.2021.9554140.