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System and method for using GPS interferometry to determine atmospheric conditions

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NRL

A method and system for determining a bending angle and/or the presence of atmospheric ducting. An array of antennas is used in order to form an interferometer. The interferometer receives signals from GPS satellites and uses the index of infraction in order to determine a bending angle of the GPS signals and/or the presence of atmospheric ducting.

Inventors: 
Ainsworth, Thomas L.; Nedoluha, Gerald
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2007-12-13
Grant Date: 
2013-08-27
Grant time: 
2,084 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
38
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY