Coherent Electromagnetic Radio Tomography
To determine ionospheric electron density and provide a global ionospheric map to aid the prediction of radio-wave scattering.
Three-frequency beacon, operating in association with a network of fixed ground receivers.
Non-scanning, nadir pointing, horizon-to-horizon (130° aperture)
Coverage / Cycle
Global coverage daily
Flown on an R&D satellite
2008 to 2015-11-28
Satellites this instrument is flying on
Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a
green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates
Solar and space environment monitors Field or radiowave sensor
No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Primary mission objectives
Electron Density Ionospheric plasma density Secondary mission objectives Electric Field Ionospheric Vertical Total Electron Content (VTEC) Ionospheric plasma velocity
Opportunity objectives Ionospheric Radio Absorption Ionospheric Scintillation Show all Show fewer
Tentative Evaluation of Measurements
The following list indicates which measurements can
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