The use of signals of opportunity for the measurement of atmospheric refractivity

Robert J Watson, C J Coleman

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Abstract

The next generation of high-resolution numerical weather models require fine-scale (1-5 km) measurements of water vapour over large areas (20,000 km2). Existing observing techniques such as GPS are not able to meet these requirements. This paper discusses the feasibility of a novel technique for measuring atmospheric refractivity by the reception and processing of digital radio and television signals (DAB DVB-T). This technique is step towards the realization of a wide-area water vapour sensor network made possible by the soon-to-be widespread availability of digital broadcast signals. The paper presents an error analysis and preliminary results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuCAP 2010 - The 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9788476534724
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-6431-9
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
Event4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010, April 12, 2010 - April 16, 2010 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 1 Apr 2010 → …

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NameEuCAP 2010 - The 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
PublisherIEEE Computer Society

Conference

Conference4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010, April 12, 2010 - April 16, 2010
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period1/04/10 → …

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    Watson, R. J., & Coleman, C. J. (2010). The use of signals of opportunity for the measurement of atmospheric refractivity. In EuCAP 2010 - The 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation [5505542] (EuCAP 2010 - The 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation). IEEE. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5505542/