Sodankylä
Geophysical
Observatory
Oulun yliopisto

SLICE Radar Description

The core instrument of the SLICE project is a SKiYMET meteor radar deployed at SGO and manufactured by Genesis Software, Adelaide, Australia. In addition to the standard system, equipment was purchased to construct a parallel research receiver system for the radar, which will allow for using the radar as a test system for new measurement methods utilising phase coding techniques as well as irregular inter-pulse periods.

  • Frequency: 36.9 MHz
  • Bandwidth: 200 kHz
  • Power: 15 kW, upgraded from 7.5 kW in September 2009
  • Location: 67°22′N, 26°38′E, Sodankylä, Finland
  • 7 crossed dipole aerials
  • Routine operation since 3rd December 2008
  • Project duration: nominally 11 years (one solar activity cycle)

Last modified: 28 August 2015, 11:29:37.