Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Juha Vierinen's jitter project, GNU Ionospheric Tomography Receiver

"The GNU Ionospheric Tomography Receiver (Jitter) is a software package capable of measuring phase curves from dual frequency beacon satellites, such as the Russian Tsykada satellites, DMSP F15, Radcal, or the FORMOSAT fleet. This is done using the gnuradioframework and Ettus Research software defined radio hardware. These phase curves can be used to calculate relative total electron content curves. With a network of multiple receivers, this data can be used as an input to a limited angle tomographic algorithm to produce atomographic reconstruction of the ionosphere."