large steerable radar dish at Chilbolton Observatory in Hampshire
GBS 20.7GHz slant path radio propagation measurements, Sparsholt site
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Dataset
Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2003-09-20
DOI Publication Date: 2011-04-01
 
Abstract

The GBS (Global Broadcast Service) dataset is a series of radio attenuation measurements made at three sites in the UK: Chilbolton and Sparsholt, both in southern UK, and Dundee in Scotland. The aim of the experiment was to make long term measurements of the signal strength received from a 20.7GHz beacon on the US Department of Defense satellite UFO-9 at multiple sites, in order to determine whether the use of site diversity as a fade mitigation technique would be effective. The dataset spans a period of 3 years, from August 2003 to August 2006 with signal attenuation sampled once per second.

This dataset is cited in:
S. A. Callaghan, J. Waight, J.L.Agnew, C. J. Walden, C.L.Wrench , S. Ventouras “The GBS dataset: measurements of satellite site diversity at 20.7 GHz in the UK”, Geoscience Data Journal, 17 March 2013, DOI: 10.1002/gdj3.2

Citable as:  Science and Technology Facilities Council; Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research; Callaghan, S.A.; Waight, J.; Walden, C.J.; Agnew, J.; Ventouras, S. (2011): GBS 20.7GHz slant path radio propagation measurements, Sparsholt site. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, 01 April 2011. doi:10.5285/E8F43A51-0198-4323-A926-FE69225D57DD. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/E8F43A51-0198-4323-A926-FE69225D57DD
Keywords:  ATMOSPHERICWATERVAPOR, ATMOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERICWINDS, PRECIPITATION, ATMOSPHERICTEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERICRADIATION, ATMOSPHERICPRESSURE, CLOUDS
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Data were prepared by the Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) staff prior to submission to BADC for archiving.

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Introduction
The GBS (Global Broadcast Service) dataset is a series of radio attenuation measurements made at three sites in the UK: Chilbolton and Sparsholt, both in southern UK, and Dundee in Scotland. The aim of the experiment was to make long term measurements of the signal strength received from a 20.7GHz beacon on the US Department of Defense satellite UFO-9 at multiple sites, in order to determine whether the use of site diversity as a fade mitigation technique would be effective. The dataset spans a period of 3 years, from August 2003 to August 2006 with signal attenuation sampled once per second.
Process overview
This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

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