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ALPHASAT: raw beacon radio propagation measurements at 20 and 40 GHz (KA/Q bands) made at Chilton, Oxfordshire

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2018-11-14
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2017-06-01
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 727 Files | 47GB


Raw beacon radio propagation measurements at 20 and 40 GHz (KA/Q bands) made at Chilton, Oxfordshire, UK, for the ESA funded Large Scale Assessment of KA/Q band atmospheric channel using the ALPHASAT TDP5 Propagation beacon signal (ASALASCA) project.

These are signals measured by the two receivers located at Chilbolton received from the Aldo Paradoni Payload (TDP5) beacon on board ESA's ALPHASAT telecommunications satellite. Measurements were made from July 2016 to present.

Citable as:  Ventouras, S. (2017): ALPHASAT: raw beacon radio propagation measurements at 20 and 40 GHz (KA/Q bands) made at Chilton, Oxfordshire. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ALPHASAT, radio propagation, ESA, 20 GHz, 40 GHz, KA/W band


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Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were collected by the project participants before processing and delivery to CEDA for archiving.

Data Quality:
These data are reviewed on a monthly basis. Details of the receiver performance will be issued at the end of the project. Please contact the project PI for further details in the meantime.
File Format:
Data are NetCDF4 formatted.

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  • units: degrees
  • var_id: K_az
  • units: degrees
  • var_id: K_el
  • var_id: K_flag
  • units: mV
  • var_id: K_signal
  • units: Celsius
  • var_id: K_temp
  • units: degrees
  • var_id: Q_az
  • units: degrees
  • var_id: Q_el
  • var_id: Q_flag
  • units: mV
  • var_id: Q_signal
  • units: Celsius
  • var_id: Q_temp
  • var_id: day
  • var_id: dayA
  • var_id: hour
  • var_id: hourA
  • var_id: minutes
  • var_id: minutesA
  • var_id: month
  • var_id: monthA
  • units: Celsius
  • var_id: room_temp
  • var_id: seconds
  • var_id: secondsA
  • var_id: tenthOfSecond
  • var_id: year
  • var_id: yearA

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