Thursday, 7 November 2013

EISCAT VHF

Yesterday we showed some photographs of the EISCAT 32m UHF system. Today, we are featuring the 120x40m VHF system. This antenna is actually split into four "panels", which are 30x40m each and can be controlled in elevation independently.

The EISCAT VHF system with the nearest panel tipped
forward. Note the person on the access-way
for scale. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)

The EISCAT VHF system with all panels aligned.
The feed is off-axis, so in this configuration the radar
beam is actually straight up. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)

Looking along the feeder-bridge. The crossed-
dipoles are used for both transmission and
reception. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)

The observing project was being run by the University of Southampton, UK, which has time on both the EISCAT UHF and VHF systems as well as KAIRA.

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