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Remote Sensing and Skywave Digital Communication from Antarctica
LA SALLE, Universitat Ramon Llull, Passeig Bonanova 8, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
Grup de Geofísica, Observatorio del Ebro, Universitat Ramon Llull - CSIC , Horta Alta 38, 43529 Roquetes, Spain
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Received: 16 October 2009; in revised form: 30 November 2009 / Accepted: 7 December 2009 / Published: 14 December 2009
Abstract: This paper presents an overview of the research activities undertaken by La Salle and the Ebro Observatory in the field of remote sensing. On 2003 we started a research project with two main objectives: implement a long-haul oblique ionospheric sounder and transmit the data from remote sensors located at the Spanish Antarctic station Juan Carlos I to Spain. The paper focuses on a study of feasibility of two possible physical layer candidates for the skywave link between both points. A DS-SS based solution and an OFDM based solution are considered to achieve a reliable low-power low-rate communication system between Antarctica and Spain.
Keywords: Antarctica; remote sensing; ionosphere; geomagnetism; oblique sounding; skywave communications; DS-SS; OFDM
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Bergadà, P.; Deumal, M.; Vilella, C.; Regué, J.R.; Altadill, D.; Marsal, S. Remote Sensing and Skywave Digital Communication from Antarctica. Sensors 2009, 9, 10136-10157.
Bergadà P, Deumal M, Vilella C, Regué JR, Altadill D, Marsal S. Remote Sensing and Skywave Digital Communication from Antarctica. Sensors. 2009; 9(12):10136-10157.
Bergadà, Pau; Deumal, Marc; Vilella, Carles; Regué, Joan R.; Altadill, David; Marsal, Santi. 2009. "Remote Sensing and Skywave Digital Communication from Antarctica." Sensors 9, no. 12: 10136-10157.