Fast determination of phase advance, path delay and ray path curvature between satellites through a 3D ionosphere for L-band transmissions

H. J. Strangeways, V. E. Gherm, N. N. Zernov

Research outputpeer-review

Abstract

A fast and accurate method of determining path delay and phase advance and range error between any two satellites for L-band frequencies has been determined. The method takes into account the bending of the ray path due to refraction by both vertical and horizontal gradients as well as the effect of the geomagnetic field and the actual profile of the electron density and its gradients along the path. The method has been validated against both analytical and precise numerical calculations. Results are presented of first and higher order ionosphere errors and path displacements from the LOS for satellite to ground and satellite to satellite paths.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2007
Volume2007
Edition11961
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2nd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2007 - Edinburgh
Duration: 11 Nov 200716 Nov 2007

Conference

Conference2nd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period11/11/0716/11/07

Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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