A high-frequency dynamic phase metering instrument for ionospheric research

J. D. Mathews, D. J. Connolly

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A circuit for measuring the phase of signals returning from partial reflection processes in the ionosphere D region was built. The circuit was used at 1.5 MHz for which the maximum error was 3 degrees and has been tested at 10 MHz where the maximum error was found to be 6 degrees . The phase is measured with respect to a supplied constant reference voltage but the signal can range from less than 5 mV peak-to-peak to 3 V peak-to-peak. The output voltage is nearly linear with phase with 0 V corresponding to 0 degrees and -10 V corresponding to 180 degrees over a 100 kHz phase-modulation bandwidth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number020
Pages (from-to)782-784
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1972

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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