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Ka-band and X-band observations of the solar corona acquired during the Cassini 2001 superior conjunction

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dc.contributor.author Morabito, D. D. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-09-17T07:04:48Z
dc.date.available 2004-09-17T07:04:48Z
dc.date.issued 2002-09-25 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the 8th Ka-Band Utilization Conference en_US
dc.identifier.citation Lake Maggiore, Italy en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 02-1706 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/9611
dc.description.abstract Simultaneous dual-frequency Ka-band (32 GHz) and X-band (8.4 GHz) carrier signal data have been acquired during the superior conjunction of the Cassini spacecraft June 2001, using the NASA Deep Space Network's facilities located in Goldstone, California. The solar elongation angle of the observations varied from -4.1 degrees (-16 solar radii) to -0.6 degrees (-2.3 solar radii). The observed coronal and solar effects on the signals include spectral broadening, amplitude scintillation, phase scintillation, and increased noise. The measurements were generally consistent with existing solar models, except during solar transient events when the signatures of the measurements were observed to increase significantly above the quiet background levels. This is the second solar conjunction of Cassini for which simultaneous X/Ka data were acquired. Both solar conjunctions, conducted in May 2000 and June 2001, occurred near the peak of the current 11 year solar cycle. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other propagation scintillation spectral broadening en_US
dc.title Ka-band and X-band observations of the solar corona acquired during the Cassini 2001 superior conjunction en_US


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