SIMONe 2018 Campaign update
Here is a map of the transmit and receive stations, which I got from Miguel. The green markers denote transmit sites, and the blue markers denote receive sites. The Juliusruh and Collm sites are pulsed transmit-receive systems:
Today, I received some typical examples of meteor detections using one of the MIMO receivers (Bornim). These receivers are special, because they consist of 25 transmit-receive combinations. This means that the interferometer has 25 channels, just using 10 antennas. This is one of the strengths of the MIMO technique.
Here's a depiction of the work in progress (Miguel hacking away on a paper, and keeping an eye out on the monitor plots):
By the way, what does SIMONe stand for? Nobody really knows. I think it means Spread-spectrum Interferometric Meteor radar Observing Network. I think the acronym is still work in progress, but will result in something similar to this.
I also received this beautiful photo from Miguel of the IAP LIDAR in action tonight. Clear skies, means that there will also be good optical data to compare with.
|The IAP LIDAR in action.|