A software tool for the simulation of the received echo of an over the horizon sky wave radar in pulse mode has been developed. The tool accounts for several models of the pulse radar Tx/Rx configuration, the antenna pattern, the electron ionospheric structure and the land/sea backscattering of the Earth's surface. Some simulation products are presented and discussed assuming the Mediterranean Sea scenario.
Over the horizon sky wave radar simulator for ionosphere and earth surface sounding / Fabrizio Cuccoli;Luca Facheris;Francesco Sermi. - ELETTRONICO. - (2011), pp. 277-280. (Intervento presentato al convegno 2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium tenutosi a Vancouver nel 24-29/7/2011) [10.1109/IGARSS.2011.6048946].