UASD Instrument Overview: DYNASONDE
Dynasonde, Technical Information

The dynasonde system is computer controlled and offers great flexibility in its operation. Echoes can be recieved from 60 km to 500 km altitude with a height resolution of about 0.5 kilometres and from up to 500 km horizontal range with a resolution of about a few 10s km. Doppler velocities are measured to an accuracy of a few 10s of m/s.

The dynasonde operates continuously with standard ionospheric soundings from 0.5 to 15MHz every 15 minutes interspersed with customised soundings designed to meet specific research goals. ISTP Key Parameters are automatically derived from each 15-minute ionogram.

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