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ERIC Number: EJ1142698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Detecting Forward-Scattered Radio Signals from Atmospheric Meteors Using Low-Cost Software Defined Radio
Snjegota, Ana; Rattenbury, Nicholas James
Physics Teacher, v55 n2 p115-117 Feb 2017
The forward scattering of radio signals from atmospheric meteors is a known technique used to detect meteor trails. This article outlines the project that used the forward-scattering technique to observe the 2015 August, September, and October meteor showers, as well as sporadic meteors, in the Southern Hemisphere. This project can easily be replicated in any part of the world and is a suitable, low-cost project designed for students who are interested in astronomy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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