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A. Regmi, M. Berg and A. Pärssinen, "A Method For Ice Thickness Characterization Using GNSS C/N0 data," 2019 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation (APCAP), 2019, pp. 534-538, doi: 10.1109/APCAP47827.2019.9472017

A method for ice thickness characterization using GNSS C/N0 data

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Author: Regmi, Ankit1; Berg, Markus1; Pärssinen, Aarno1
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2021-12-13


A Dual Circular Polarized (CP) reception method is proposed to simultaneously record direct and reflected signals in GNSS reflectometry. The purpose of using a dual CP antenna system is to exploit incident wave’s polarization variation after reflection. This paper presents the theoretical background for dual CP reception system and the advantage of using dual CP system over a single polarization. Theoretical multipath propagation is validated by measurements performed at frozen Baltic sea. The Right-Hand Circular Polarization (RHCP) and Left-Hand Circular Polarization (LHCP) received signals are post-processed to retrieve information about the measurement environment. The analysis method gives the evidence of penetration of GNSS signal into the layered media and the possibility to characterize ice-thickness or layered media using only C/N0 data.

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Series: IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation
ISSN: 2381-5523
ISSN-E: 2642-9179
ISSN-L: 2381-5523
ISBN: 978-1-6654-0054-1
ISBN Print: 978-1-6654-0055-8
Pages: 534 - 538
DOI: 10.1109/APCAP47827.2019.9472017
Host publication: 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation (APCAP 2019), 4th-7th August, 2019, Incheon, Korea
Conference: Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
1171 Geosciences
Funding: This work was supported in part by the Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant no. 318927).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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