NMRF
Nerc MST Radar Facility
Nerc MST Radar Facility
HAARP Like Facility
+52 25' 28.26", -4 00' 19.59"
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Capel Dewi, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom
near Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
ABOUT NERC MST RADAR FACILITY 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION OF THE 46.5 MHz NERC MST RADAR

Operating frequency/radar wavelength
    46.5 MHz/6.45 m 
Peak transmitted power
    160 kW (from 5 Tycho Technology WPT-50 transmitters) 
Transmitter pulse lengths, us (range resolutions, m)
    1 (150), 2 (300), 4 (600), 8 (1200), 16 (2400), 32 (4800)
    Complementary pulse coding available for 4 us and longer pulses 
Inter-pulse periods, us (maximum unambiguous ranges, km)
    80 (12), 160 (24), 320 (48), 640 (96) 
Maximum duty cycle
    5 % 
Antenna type
    20 ? 20 array of 4-element Yagis, 0.85 ? spacing 
Antenna dimensions
    109.6 ? 109.6 m 
Location of the antenna arrray
    Latitude 52.42?N, Longitude 4.01?W, 50 m above mean sea level
    British National Grid Reference SN 637 826 
Available beam pointing directions
    N4.2?, E4.2?, S4.2?, W4.2?
    NE6?, SE6?, SW6?, NW6?,
    N8.5?, E8.5?, S8.5?, W8.5?
    NE12?, SE12?, SW12?, NW12?
    where the actual azimuths are offset 17.5 ?, anticlockwise from the nominal directions 
Minimum coherent integration time
    81.92 ms 
Avaialble discrete Fourier transform lengths
    64, 128, 256, 51252.

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The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST)
Radar at Aberystwyth

SOURCE: NERC

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