Introduction to Meteor Scatter Operation. by Marc C. Tarplee, Ph.D. N4UFP. Meteor Scatter Theory. Introduction. The earth is bombarded 24/7 by small meteors They generally arrive from a variety of directions They arrive with random velocities reaching up to 70 km/sec (45 mi/sec).
by Marc C. Tarplee, Ph.D.
Leonid Meteor Shower from Space
Which hot spot has the greatest meteor concentration depends on the time of dayMeteor Scatter Path Geometry“Hot Spots”
PT = transmitter power
GT, GR transmit and receive antenna gains
L = RF wavelength
re = classical electron radiusSignal Strength Equation
S1 - ping with no information
S2 - ping up to 5 seconds long
S3 - ping 5 – 15 seconds long
S4 - burst 16 – 60 seconds long
S5 - burst over 60 seconds