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Feng J.,Institute of Radiowave Propagation | Qi D.,Institute of Radiowave Propagation | Li X.,Institute of Radiowave Propagation | Wang S.,Institute of Radiowave Propagation | Li C.,Military Representative Office of PLA Air Force in Shandong Region
Dianbo Kexue Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Radio Science

Methods for auto-identification of propagation modes from backscatter ionograms are presented. The method first introduced is only based on a backscatter ionogram not requiring other sounding data. Through the mechanism of ionospheric propagation, the method can auto-identify what reflection layers (E layer, Es layer and F layer) exist in a backscatter ionogram without manual operation. And the leading edges for all existed layers are extracted with different algorithms. Finally, an interpretation method for a backscatter ionogram with the assistance of a vertical ionogram and an oblique ionogram is put forward. The method can improve the precision of mode identification and leading edge extraction in a backscatter ionogram and has a good prospect for application. Copyright © 2014 by Editorial Department of Chinese Journal of Radio Science. Source

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