Location

University of Utah

Start Date

8-5-2000 10:00 AM

Description

To insure the accuracy of the Seawinds scatterometer measurements, BYU is analyzing the signal of the Seawinds on QuikSCAT instrument as received by a Ground Station. Both the power and the frequency of the received signal are analyzed and compared to the power and frequency of the expected, or ideal, signal. The frequency analysis of the ground station data has helped to confirm key satellite operation parameters, including the local oscillator offset between the satellite radar and the ground station. Timing offsets between the satellite and the ground station have also be determined. The analysis in its present state, however, needs further improvement to determine the timing offset to the desired precision.

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May 8th, 10:00 AM

A Frequency Analysis of the QuikSCAT Calibration Ground Station

University of Utah

To insure the accuracy of the Seawinds scatterometer measurements, BYU is analyzing the signal of the Seawinds on QuikSCAT instrument as received by a Ground Station. Both the power and the frequency of the received signal are analyzed and compared to the power and frequency of the expected, or ideal, signal. The frequency analysis of the ground station data has helped to confirm key satellite operation parameters, including the local oscillator offset between the satellite radar and the ground station. Timing offsets between the satellite and the ground station have also be determined. The analysis in its present state, however, needs further improvement to determine the timing offset to the desired precision.