Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 6813–6835, 2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 6813–6835, 2020
Research article
16 Dec 2020
Research article | 16 Dec 2020

Probabilistic analysis of ambiguities in radar echo direction of arrival from meteors

Daniel Kastinen and Johan Kero

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The behaviour of position determination with interferometric radar systems and possible ambiguities therein depends on the spatial configuration of the radar-receiving antennas and their individual characteristics. We have simulated the position determination performance of five different radar systems. These simulations showed that ambiguities are dynamic and need to be examined on a case-by-case basis. However, the simulations can be used to analyse and understand previously ambiguous data.