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Some pulse characteristics of atmospheric radio noise bursts at 3 MHz

Shivaprasad, AP (1971) Some pulse characteristics of atmospheric radio noise bursts at 3 MHz. In: Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics, 33 (10). pp. 1607-1608.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0021-9169(71)90078-X


An atmospheric radio noise burst represents the radiation received from one complete lightning flash at the frequency to which a receiver is tuned and within the receiver bandwidth. At tropical latitudes, the principal source of interference in the frequency range from 0.1 to 10 MHz is the burst form of atmospheric radio noise. The structure of a burst shows several approximately rectangular pulses of random amplitude, duration and frequency of recurrence. The influence of the noise on data communication can only be examined when the value of the number of pulses crossing a certain amplitude threshold per unit time of the noise burst is known. A pulse rate counter designed for this purpose has been used at Bangalore (12°58′N, 77°35′E) to investigate the pulse characteristics of noise bursts at 3 MHz with a receiver bandwidth of 3.3 kHz/6d B. The results show that the number of pulses lying in the amplitude range between peak and quasi-peak values of the noise bursts and the burst duration corresponding to these pulses follow log normal distributions. The pulse rates deduced therefrom show certain correlation between the number of pulses and the duration of the noise burst. The results are discussed with a view to furnish necessary information for data communication.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2010 09:46
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2010 09:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/28339

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