HF & VHF radar

During the last two decades the INGV technologists and researchers have been developing skills in designing and engineering of remote sensing instruments, working in the HF and VHF bands.

In the HF’s the AIS ionosonde has been built. It is employed for ionospheric monitoring to the aim of calculating the electron density profile and forecasting usable frequencies for radio links. In the VHF’s radars have been developed which sound glacial layering; they can be ground based or airborne.

Our expertise concern the design and development of the RF hardware, the acquisition circuitry, the software for the instrument control, and the antennas construction.

 

The 'glacio-radar' complete instrument
The “glacio-radar” complete instrument
One of the antennas of the "glacio-radar", put under one wing of the airplane that brings the instrument
One of the antennas of the “glacio-radar”, put under one wing of the airplane that brings the instrument
A glacier stratification profile, obtained after a sounding performed by the "glacio-radar"
A glacier stratification profile, obtained after a sounding performed by the “glacio-radar”
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A detail of the electronic circuitry included in the AIS ionosonde