AMISR: The Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radar


Valentic, T., Buonocore, J., Cousins, M., Heinselman, C., Jorgensen, J., Kelly, J., . . . Van Eyken, A. (2013, 15-18 October). AMISR: the Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radar. Paper presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology (ARRAY 2013), Waltham, MA.


AMISR is a modular, mobile, UHF radar facility used by scientists and students from around the world to conduct studies of the upper atmosphere and to observe space weather events. SRI International, under a grant from the National Science Foundation, is leading the collaborative effort in the development and operation of AMISR. The novel modular configuration allows for relocating the radar to study upper atmospheric activity at different locations around the globe. Remote operation and electronic beam steering allow researchers to operate and position the radar beam on a pulse-to-pulse basis to accurately measure and glean new information from rapidly changing space weather events.

Keywords: Radar, Face, Computers, Arrays, Servers, Monitoring, Data acquisition

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