Meteor radio technology
Author(s): Svitlana Kolomiyets
Affiliations:Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Abstract: It is known that the enchanting phenomenon of shooting stars in the dark
sky is associated with the formation of ionized trails that appears after the
invading from space meteoroids. In the visible range, we fix the light with
the eye (or an optical device) and astronomers need a dark sky to study
the meteor phenomenon in the visible range. Radio technologies make it
possible to study meteors day and night, even when the sky is covered
with clouds or when the meteors are very weak (or artificial illumination
of the sky is significant). In this case, as a rule, not the radio emission of
the meteor itself is recorded (the meteor's own radio emission is very
weak), but the reflected radiation of an external source from the trail.
Meteor radio technologies include semi-active and active radiolocation.
The report will pay attention to the problem of meteor radiolocation from
the point of view of pollution of certain wave ranges. At the same time,
meteor radiolocation is an important modern toolkit. The existing
contradiction will be discussed
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