Radar Control Programs


This page contains an archive of requested non-standard Special Time (ST) and Discretionary Time (DT) radar control programs. Please contact the radar control program author or experiment requester with any questions.




Radar Control Programs
Name Parameters Description Source
interleaved_normalscan
(CPID: 190/191)
nbeams: 16+
intt: 3 s
scan: 1 min
ngates: 75+
frang: 180 km
rsep: 45 km
The interleaved_normalscan is basically a variant of the 1-min normal scan in which a scan goes not in a simple sequential manner but "interleaves" the beam number. For example of a 16-beam radar, the beam sequence proceeds like (0-4-8-12)-(2-6-10-14)-(1-5-9-13)-(3-7-11-15) for the forward scan, and (15-11-7-3)-(13-9-5-1)-(14-10-6-2)-(12-8-4-0) for the backward scan. The parameters rsep, intt, scan_period, etc. are set to be the same as the 1-min normal scan of each radar. QNX4 - T. Hori (20170327)
MSI - S. Shepherd (20160926)
iwdscan
(CPID: 3385)
nbeams: 9
intt: 1 s
scan: 10 s
ngates: 75+
frang: 180 km
rsep: 45 km
iwdscan was created for the Special Time request by Gareth Perry to run during the incoherent scatter radar (ISR) World Day campaign. It was adopted from epopsound.1.02. There are two main ways to operate this mode - one is in a fixed frequency mode to support ePOP experiments while the Cassiope satellite is in the radar field of view. The fixed frequency mode does not use the clear frequency search algorithm. The second mode is where the frequency noise search algorithm is used to select the frequency with the lowest noise in a 300 kHz band of the requested frequency. The mode has 1 second integration time, selectable 9 beams to overlap the ISR field of view, and 10 second scan time. QNX4 - K. Krieger (20160916)


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number AGS-1524667. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.