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Sensors 2009, 9(12), 10136-10157; doi:10.3390/s91210136

Remote Sensing and Skywave Digital Communication from Antarctica

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1 LA SALLE, Universitat Ramon Llull, Passeig Bonanova 8, 08022 Barcelona, Spain 2 Grup de Geofísica, Observatorio del Ebro, Universitat Ramon Llull - CSIC , Horta Alta 38, 43529 Roquetes, Spain
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Received: 16 October 2009 / Revised: 30 November 2009 / Accepted: 7 December 2009 / Published: 14 December 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Spain)
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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 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.

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