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Title: Radio Beacon for Ionospheric Tomography (RaBIT) onboard YOUTHSAT: Preliminary results
Authors: Pant, T K
Sreelatha, P
Mridula, N
Trivedi, S
Das, R M
Koli, S
Sharma, R
Girija, J
Alex, Arun
Mukundan, K K
Shukla, S B
Purushottaman, P
Santosh, J N
Thomas, Biju
Srikant, M
Sridharan, R
Krishnamoorthy, K
Bisht, Ratan
Raghavamurthy, D V A
Chamy, M P T
Rao, J D
Keywords: Ionospheric tomography;Radio beacon;Equatorial ionization anomaly (EIA);Equatorial spread-F (ESF);Total electron content (TEC)
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
PACS No.: 94.20.dt
Abstract: This paper presents, for the first time, a few tomograms obtained using India’s own Radio Beacon for Ionospheric Tomography (RaBIT) onboard YOUTHSAT, a small satellite dedicated for the terrestrial upper atmospheric studies. The tomograms presented here, were obtained during the beginning of the solar cycle 24, and clearly demonstrate the potential of the tomography technique to investigate the large scale ionospheric processes over the Indian longitude region.
Page(s): 162-167
ISSN: 0975-105X (Online); 0367-8393 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJRSP Vol.41(2) [April 2012]

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