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Kabanov, VA

O. Ya. Usikov Institute for Radiophysics and Electronics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

O. Ya. Usikov Institute for Radiophysics and Electronics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
12, Proskura st., Kharkov, 61085, Ukraine
E-mail: kabanov@ire.kharkov.ua

Language: Russian

The most accurate information on the dielectric structure of the atmosphere can be obtained by radiorefractometers. These devices are essential when measuring a fine structure of the refractive index of the medium under investigation. The information obtained through them is particularly important in studies of tropospheric radio propagation conditions. Despite the advantages of refractometers compared with meteorological measurements, the task of calibration remains important. A brief description of a microwave refractometer developed by the author is presented. It shows the ability to set up and calibrate the instrument using standard meteorological measurements without a special reference chamber in a closed room.

Keywords: calibration, meteorological measurements, refractive index, refractometer, resonator

Manuscript submitted 08.04.2016
PACS     92.60.H; 93.85.-q
Radiofiz. elektron. 2016, 21(3): 18-24

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